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How-Tuesday: 12 Craft Party Project Ideas

May 21, 2013

by Julie Schneider

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It’s almost Craft Party time! Each year we pick a date and a theme, and invite each and every one of you to participate in a celebration of creativity in your hometown. The 4th annual Etsy Craft Party is taking place on June 20, 2013 across the globe, with the theme Craft for Community.

We encourage you to interpret this theme as you wish. Whether you use your party’s collective creative power to craft for the good of your town by collaborating with a local non-profit or share your skills to build community — it’s up to you! For this week’s How-Tuesday post, I’ve rounded up 12 decoration and party project DIY tutorials from across the web. Let’s get this party started!

DIY Decor

DIY-Party-Decor

Top row, left to right:
1. Craft this party with bunting, party hats, and garlands.
2. Make a tassel garland to celebrate with DIY style.
3. Fold up paper fan garlands.

Bottom row, left to right:
1. Add some color to your get-together with this rainbow string light project.
2. Make recycled party decorations with common household materials.
3. Set up a DIY photo booth as a backdrop for memorable party pics.

Craft for Community

Craft-for-Community-DIY-Projects

Top row, left to right:
1. Sew pillowcases for shelters or hospitals as part of the One Million Pillowcases project.
2. Make an “Adopt Me” vest for an animal rescue group – no sewing skills required!
3. Help grow community garden with this collection of green-thumbed tutorials.

Bottom row, left to right:
1. Make a bouquet of ever-blooming paper flowers to brighten nursing home rooms.
2. Create knotted paracord pet collars for an animal organization (taking inspiration from the Chicago Craft Party).
3. Stitch up sweet teddy bears for a children’s organization.

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For more project ideas and advice for crafting for a cause, check out Handmade for Charity. How will you be celebrating Craft Party? Share in the comments below.

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