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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. If you start reading these articles and it all seems boring and you’re disappointed that there are no quick-fixes, then you’ll want to take aside some time to really evaluate what you want to do with your creative impulse. The first set of articles that you want to bookmark and begin your reading adventure with is the Etsy Seller’s Handbook. Happy crafting friends, and good luck to you!

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.

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Origami/Paper. Home/Decor. Wearables. DIY Ideas & Tutorials. A Beautiful Mess. I love using cloth napkins to dress up our dinner table, and through the years I've grown even more fond of their sustainability and cost effectiveness.

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. Mission accomplished!

How About Orange

The antique spinach dip tile on the dining room fireplace has been successfully disguised with removable panels. Apologies, Rookwood fans. But don't despair. If someday you buy this house from us, you can pull off these sheets of embossed thermoplastic and the spinach dip will be yours to enjoy. Yum. I used Fasade backsplash sheets for this makeover, which I first saw in a rack at Home Depot. Fasade panels come in different sizes for walls, ceilings, and backsplashes in a variety of finishes and designs: modern, traditional, and industrial. I measured the swatches and determined that each repeat is a 3" square. Supplies included a cutting mat, utility knife, ruler (this plastic quilting one didn't slide around as much as my metal cork-backed one), tape measure, kitchen scissors for trimming off extra bits, and a Sharpie.

Each panel is covered with a protective plastic film you remove at the end of the job. Tedious but worth it. 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. This to That (Glue Advice)

A bit of green.