A look inside The “Fall” Happy Artisan Gift Box

Happy to report that “The Fall Happy Artisan Gift Box” – is 60% sold. If you aren’t quite sure what The Happy Artisan Gift Box is read on….but don’t worry it’s not too late you can still order the Fall box until midnight on August 31st but there is a limited quantity and when they are gone, they are gone and just in case you are wondering this box contains over $75.00 worth of product (MSRP).

I have had some feedback that people want to see what is in the box before they buy it. Pictures of what was inside both the Fall and  the Spring edition of “The Happy Artisan Gift Box” can be seen below (before the FAQs section). I still love selling the art of surprise so I won’t post the pictures of the boxes until the first batch are shipped (which has happened).

The Happy Artisan Gift Box combines the delight of a surprise gift with the benefits of shopping locally and the convenience of shopping online. Bonus items are occasionally made available to add on to your box.         

  • Fall box available NOW  – order by midnight on August 31             
  • Christmas box available for pre-order TBD – shipping December 01 to ensure delivery for Christmas.

Be sure to check out the Gift Shop for full details and to meet the Artisans. These boxes are so much fun to create and I am already thinking ahead to the Winter box I can’t wait to get started.

*Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any future Happy Boxes! Go ahead what are you waiting for – go now…

Every customer that ordered on August 01 received a special “extra” gift made by me…notebook and can koozie for the two boxes shown below 🙂

The “Fall” Happy Artisan Gift Box – only a few left – order yours today!

The Spring Happy Artisan Gift Box

In case you need more information here are some:

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this a subscription box?
No not yet, I will be looking at offering that option in the future.

What’s in the box?
Each box contains 5-8 items created by makers in small towns in Alberta and other small regions in Canada.  There are different items in each box and it’s designed as a surprise -I won’t post spoilers but I will post pictures of the items and the box contents after the boxes have shipped. I hope you love everything, but gifting items also brings happiness, so feel free to gift away any items that aren’t to your taste.

Am I getting my money’s worth?

Each box contains products equal to or over the price of the box (before shipping).

Can I send a box as a gift?
Happy Artisan Gift boxes make great gifts – for the holidays, birthdays, employee appreciation (those work from home folks deserve some extra recognition!) even ‘just because’ or thank you gifts.

How do you ship?
Local delivery(small fee if delivered within 50kms)- outside of this the box will need to be shipped. Local pickup is available (located in Legal, Alberta). If you’d like your box shipped I use Canada Post. I will ship the box anywhere in the world at buyers expense.

Who are the artisans? All contributors are selected by me to ensure I am working with a variety of artisans and makers and to ensure a good variety of items go into each box. To meet the artisans be sure to check out their bios.

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September Craft Challenge – how to make a soap dispenser from a mason jar.

September Craft Challenge – make a craft using a mason jar.

Just in case you are new and this is your first time visiting, here’s the scoop.

August Craft 2For the Third Monday of every month, Amelia (my friend and fellow blogger) and I do a project or post based on one chosen DIY craft or theme, then we share our results and hopefully have inspired you to join the challenge. (The links to my challenge results can be found at the end of this post.)

Last month was our terracotta plant pot challenge, the picture to the left shows the candle holder I made.

This month the craft challenge item was a mason jar . I’ve wanted to make my own mason jar soap dispenser ever since I saw one on the blog One Good Thing By Jillie and that was back in 2012, be sure to check it out, it has a great tutorial.

This is my version of a mason jar soap dispenser and a quick description of how I made it.mason-jar-soap-dispenser


I made the hole in the lid with a drill and then used a dremel tool to make the hole big enough for the soap pump to fit.  I spray painted the lid and the ring black to match my bathroom, then glued the pump in with E6000 and once it was dry and filled with soap it was ready to go.  I can’t decide whether or not to chalk paint the mason jar ….what do you think?soap-dispenser


You might also like these mason jar air fresheners, check them out here.


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