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August Box Reveal-Botanical Bliss

Updated: Apr 18

This time of year we sadly start thinking about summer starting to wind down. When you look outside nature is bursting with beauty. It's the perfect time to gather up your favorites to enjoy all year round. This month our subscribers are enjoying some projects using the plants outdoors. From gathering to making the projects, this box exudes peace, calming, and mindfulness. Let's take a look.

Does your interest peak when you see this box? I hope so! This was one of our favorites for sure this year. It is packed with everything you need to preserve nature and use it in beautiful ways.

Flower Press

The first order of business is this wooden flower press. There are many ways to press flowers. You can even use the microwave, but why not include a nice press. It will last you a long time and can be used over and over year after year. It has the cardboard, blotting paper, instructions, and tightening bolts so you can get started right away.

Paper Lantern Kit

This project will take you back to childhood. Do you remember doing Paper Mache? Guess what? This lantern is made using this technique. Included in this kit is balloons, glue, paint brush, paper, tissue paper, and tea lights. This project was fun to do once you get the hang of it again. A pro tip when making these lanterns is not to make the base too thick. You want your light to shine through. Once your lantern is made and dry, use your dried flowers to create a beautiful design on the outside.

Pressed Flower Suncatcher Kit

This project is quick and easy. This kit includes an embroidery hoop, clear contact paper, and twine. These look gorgeous when they are completed! They can be hung in a window or door, on your deck or patio, even in your car if it's a smaller size. Another great idea is to paint the hoops if desired and create wall art using multiple sizes grouped together. All you need is your flowers and some creativity!


Most of us love to read. I definitely recommend taking the time to add this to your routine. A half hour before bed is perfect to help you wind down from your day and get lost in a story. Add some herbal tea, soft jammies and a blanket and it is the perfect way to get some mandatory self care time in. We provided a blank canvas to add your dried flowers to. Seeing the beauty of nature every evening when you open your book sets the stage for perfection.

Small Frame

We wanted to include something special in the box with this little frame. It opens from the side so you can add that perfect little leaf or flower to the inside. It makes a perfect gift for someone or to keep for yourself. We picture this being a beautiful pendant for a necklace, or to hang in your car on the mirror. It would also make a gorgeous ornament you can change out for different seasons or moods. We encourage creativity with all projects!

Last Look

Here is a last look at the contents of the box all together. How could you not get excited seeing all this great stuff! This box can be used over and over. You can make beautiful items for yourself and to give as gifts. There isn't really anything not to love about this. We guide you in case you think you are not creative, (you really are), and I will bet once you get going you will have even more ideas for pressed flowers.

Pressing flowers is such a great way to preserve the beauty that the earth gives us every day. In the cold winter months you will have something special to look at to warm your heart and to remind you that even though mother nature is sleeping she will be waking up soon to bring us the bounty of beauty again and again.

What do you think of this box? Are you as excited as we are? This box is sold out but if you don't want to miss out, we would love to have you in our family. We offer a 3, 6, or 12 month option for our subscription boxes. We love to teach people how to make ordinary experiences more mindful and meaningful. There are so many people that are tired of the rat race, the constant influx of reminders, messages, emails, and phones and internet in general. People are craving a simpler pace, a simpler life. We want to help you with that.

At Simple Joy Box our goal is to help people reconnect with what matters most in life and to find joy in the everyday. Each month we curate an experience that helps you de-stress, slow down, and appreciate the simple things in life. Even the most ordinary moments can be transformed into something special with the right mindset and a few thoughtful touches. We make the ordinary extraordinary!


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