Have plans on Monday night? Well, you do now! Dust off your crafty pants and come join us for our weekly Craft Night at the Etsy Labs in Brooklyn. Each craft night is also broadcast live into in the Treehouse room of the Virtual Labs. All demos will be shown both in the Labs in Brooklyn and in the Treehouse online.
Craft Night occurs every Monday from 4-8pm at 325 Gold Street, 3rd floor in Brooklyn, New York. Each week the Etsy Labs organize a skill-sharing project. We provide supplies, tools, space, and know-how. Participants are also welcome to bring their own project to work on independently. Craft night is a time to create, learn new skills, and hang out.
This week, on Monday, December 15, we will be making snow globes with Ryan Green of wickedmint! We will learn all the skills needed to create these seasonal gems. A handmade snowglobe would make a special holiday gift for your friends and family.
If you are joining us at the Etsy Labs in Brooklyn this week, please bring a glass jar (with its lid), preferably without texture and any figurines (not wood, paper or metal) that you’d like to inhabit your snowglobe. We will supply the rest.
If you are joining us virtually for Craft Night this week and would like to make snowglobes along with us, you’ll need a few supplies:
- Glass jar with lid (preferably one without texture)
- Bottle cap (optional)
- Glitter (white, silver…your choice!)
- Little figurines to put in your snow globe (not wood, paper or metal)
- 8-12″ inches of thin ribbon
- Square of cotton fabric (approx. 6″x6″)
- Waterproof, quick-drying glue/epoxy (preferably one that dries clear)
- Distilled water (enough to fill your jar)
- Rubbing alcohol or vinegar
Or, just be ready to take some notes and see if this is a project you’d like to try out later on. Also, be sure to check out Ryan’s wonderful tutorial on this project here.
Upcoming Craft Night Projects
12/22: Linocut giftwrap with julieincharge
12/29: Open Craft Night (Last craft night of 2008!)
Would you like to lead a craft night project? Send your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Craft Night idea” as the subject line. Have you participated in Craft Night? Share your photos with the Etsy Labs Show and Tell Flickr group!