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Velkommen - specieldesign. Starting an Etsy Shop? Here are 8 Articles You Must Read First. Gypsy earrings – handmade chandelier earrings – Gypsy, Yellow Article by: Jenny Hoople Lots of people have been asking me lately what they should know about setting up a shop on Etsy.

Starting an Etsy Shop? Here are 8 Articles You Must Read First

Here I’ve gathered together the articles that have been golden nuggets of advice for me in a sea of information. Know at the beginning that making amazing products is only half the battle, the other half of your time will be making sure that the right people are aware of them. I’ve found that the marketing part of owning an indie craft business is just as fun and creative as the making part. 20 Awesome Do It Yourself Projects. Thursday, June 14, 2012 4:30 am, Posted by Chris Groves | Internet 20 Awesome Do It Yourself Projects Topics: At Home Project Ideas , Creative DIY Home Projects , Do It Yourself Projects for 2012 , Fun How To Projects , What to Do with Extra Stuff Are you bored and have a bunch of extra little items hanging around here and there?

Well we were in the same boat so we decided to round up 20 different awesome at home projects you can do. Anything from soda pop cap lids to spoons and more. You honestly don’t know some of the creative things you can do with what could possible be junk.

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A Beautiful Mess

Though, I'm not sure how cost effective it is if you keep buying more and more cloth napkins each year! This holiday season I thought it would be fun to look at how I could dress up the napkins I already own to give them an extra festive vibe. Check out three simple ways you can give new life to your table linens. And hey! Two of them are even no sew! Ribbon Trimmed Napkin This look is so (no sew) simple! Supplies:-ribbon-heat bond in width of ribbon-cloth napkin (buy mine here)-iron-fabric scissors (not shown above) Step One: Trim pieces of your ribbon to be about 1.5 inches longer than the width of your napkins.

Step Two: Fold down the edges of each ribbon segment about 1/4" and iron flat. Step Three: Iron the heat bond to the ribbon (pressing with hot iron for two seconds), then peel off the paper backing. C.R.A.F.T. Crafty Ideas. Make It and Love It. V and Co. DIY. How About Orange. Here's a look at our upstairs guest bathroom.

How About Orange

Last night I covered an accent wall with removable wallpaper. I love it! This bathroom has a peculiar layout. You walk in past the shower stall on the right, and when you hit the sink, you turn right to get to the toilet. Which is under a lovely arch at the end of a passage that is almost long enough to feel like a hallway. The kind folks at Walls Need Love sent the product to review. Like the Sunburst wallpaper I designed last year, this paper is essentially a giant self-adhesive wall decal, and it's easily to peel off and reposition.

I measured the wall and cut a length of paper that would leave a little extra overhang at the bottom. After a couple tries I had it, and then it was just a matter of peeling off the backing paper gradually while smoothing down the paper with the tool provided. I cut another piece to place next to the first panel, overlapping the seam by a quarter inch to match the pattern. Geninne's Art Blog. Studio Quality Product Photography With a $12 Set Up. Handmadeology’s resident product photography pro Mariano, has put together a $12 product photography set up that will help you achieve studio quality product photography .

Studio Quality Product Photography With a $12 Set Up

Anderson Soap Company is one of the most successful Etsy sellers with LOADS of sales! This photography demo uses his liquid soap as the photography example. Look at his Etsy shop to observe the consistency in picture styles that creates a cohesive photo theme of all his products. DIY. I’ve gotten a lot of great feedback about the small crafty touches {these caps, and the cupcake toppers} I added to my graduation party for Pear Tree Greetings so today I’ll share the easy steps to making these graduation cap bottle toppers.

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I have to admit I think they look incredibly cute lined up on […] March 19, 2014 by Chris4 Comments For any Superman {or Super Hero} themed party you can enhance the decor with this easy DIY cityscape backdrop, as seen in my 5 ideas for a fun Superman party. The tutorial is rather simple but you do need a steady hand to cut out the shapes. Once you make the backdrop you can prop […] March 4, 2014 by Chris3 Comments Is it Tuesday already?? February 26, 2014 by Chris3 Comments. This to That (Glue Advice)

A bit of green. Hello everyone!

A bit of green

This is a quick post to share a (not so quick) DIY I did a while ago for Alex, a snow globe made from an empty light bulb. I have a soft heart for snow globes, among chocolate, cats and various other things, and I figured it would be awesome if I managed to make one myself! I should tell you from the start, however, that this is one of the most tricky crafts I have done so far and also the only one that failed after one year of use: the tricky part it to perfectly seal the light bulb, which, apparently, I wasn’t able to do… but perhaps you will!