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Come Craft With the Etsy Labs: Lip Balm Making handmade and vintage goods

Why revel in your crafty ambitions alone? Come make lip balm with us — whether you’re in Brooklyn or anywhere in the world. Join us for our weekly Craft Night in our online multi-user chat room, the Virtual Labs, or in person at the Etsy Labs in Brooklyn. Craft Night occurs every Monday from 4-8 p.m. ET at 325 Gold Street, 3rd floor in Brooklyn, New York and in the Virtual Labs. Drop by our space in Brooklyn anytime between 4-8 p.m. to craft with us. Craft Night is a time to make things, sharpen your craft skills, meet new friends, and hang out.

Not in Brooklyn? Join us online for a live broadcast and demo from Craft Night in the Virtual Labs starting at 5 p.m. ET. Click here to see what time 5 p.m. ET is in your hometown.



This week, on Monday, June 22, we will be making lip balm! (We’ve had so much fun at our past lip balm craft nights that we decided to do it again!) The lip balm we make this evening will be given away at Etsy’s booth at upcoming summer craft fairs to help spread the Etsy word. Come help us make this happen!

All participants will also take home their own completed lip balm tubes, as well as the knowledge to make lip balm independently. We will demonstrate the melt-and-pour technique of lip balm making that is perfect for creating fun promotional items for your own Etsy shop, as well as for gifts and party or wedding favors for friends and family. We’ll also cover tips on labeling, sealing, and packaging your lip balm containers.

If you are attending Craft Night virtually this week and would like to craft along with us, you’ll need to gather a few supplies:


  • Lip balm base
  • Essential or flavor oil(s)
  • Pipettes
  • A microwave
  • A glass measuring cup
  • Spoons
  • Lip balm containers
  • Shrink bands (optional)
  • Paper towels



Upcoming Craft Nights & Events at Etsy Labs:


6/29: Open Craft Night

7/7: To Be Announced

7/12: Church of Craft meeting at the Etsy Labs (2-6 p.m.)


If you’d like to lead a Craft Night, send your ideas to 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! If you’d like to learn more about the Etsy Labs, check out our FAQs. Want to receive email updates? Join our Etsy Labs mailing list.

Will we see you Monday, with your lip balm-making muscle flexed? Let us know in the comments.