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Make Your Own Temporary Tattoos

With printable temporary tattoo paper, creating your own tattoo designs couldn’t be easier.

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Make a Spooky Bat Costume

Swoop into Halloween with this easy-to-make, oh-so-creepy costume that’s made by altering a simple knit shirt.

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Make a German School Cornet (Schultüte)

Send your student off to her first day of school in style with a traditional German schultüte: a DIY cone filled with treats and supplies.

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Make Printable Valentines for Kids

Print out this free template and use your creativity (and maybe some yarn, markers and glitter) to craft your own custom valentines.

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Cut It Out! Craft Night Comes to the Netherlands

The Etsy Labs are hitting the road. Throw on your favorite pair of clogs and meet us in Amsterdam for a hands-on evening at Waag Society’s media lab.

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How-Tuesday: Quick Mittens

Using a few high fiber ingredients that might already be lurking in your craft kitchen, stitch up a pair of recycled mittens to protect your paws.

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How-Tuesday: Transformer Envelope-Tote-Bag

What better way to mail your handmade gift than in reusable packaging? Learn how to make a mailing envelope that doubles as a tote bag!

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Social Shopping Sites & Holiday Wishlists

It’s time to get serious about holiday shopping! By now, you probably have a long list of loved ones to shop for — and that’s just the starting point. Next up, the overwhelming process of figuring out what to buy and coordinating with your uncle so you don’t both purchase the same dollhouse your kid…

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Dogs vs Cats Duel: Cats Are More Fashionable than Dogs

Nothing is more heartwarming than a glowering, seething and outraged kitty in a cute handmade sweater. Here are some of my favorite Etsy items to best humiliate your adorable wittle snoogums this winter (and keep your pet warm and toasty, too). This is a very important duel. Vote in the comments below if you think…

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Cold Weather Coats

Cold weather making you hate your wardrobe? Why not find a new fashion statement on Etsy? Here’s a selection of unique coats and jackets that you won’t see anyone else sporting this fall! Not seeing what you’re looking for here? Try Alchemy for custom requests!   Browse the Autumn Gift Guide | Search for Items…

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Fresh Shop: Flyinghousewife

A new shop explores an innovative concept: selling handwritten correspondence.

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Handmade Weddings: A Last-Minute Article about My Last-Minute Wedding

One last real wedding to sneak into the Handmade Wedding Series! We were married last September in Virginia but procrastinated almost everything until maybe a month beforehand. Together we were working about 10,000 hours a week at Etsy and I was wearily navigating my way through the first trimester of pregnancy. Inwardly, I was positive…

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Fusing Plastic Bags with the Etsy Labs

This tutorial on fusing plastic bags was originally published on the now-retired Etsy Labs blog in May of 2007. Due to popular demand, we are reposting it in The Storque. Enjoy! I realized this afternoon that I basically explain this technique to an Etsy Labs visitor at least once a day, but had never put…

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Gift Ideas for Newlyweds: Today I For Real Got Really Married

It took us about a month and a half after our wedding ceremony to make it legal at City Hall here in Brooklyn. We were lazy and we felt already married, having spent all our money and our parents’ money getting hitched next to a waterfall at a park in Virginia last September.  This morning,…

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Recommended Blogs: It’s (K)not Wood.

Dedicated to all things faux bois! As fake wood is one of my obsessions, I nearly wept with joy upon finding It’s (K)not Wood. Actually, I yelled repeatedly from my perch on the couch, Ohmigod! Omigod! Omigod! Come look! Omigod! while Pete continued to stoically pack up our apartment by himself. We’re moving house today…

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Fresh Shop: My Long-Lost Friend D.Ray

“I draw inspiration from enthusiastic people, plant species, fragility, fortunate mistakes, nostalgic colors, camping and antique quilt patterns.”

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Etsy Pets: Brothers From Another Mother

We were on our honeymoon in Connecticut when we stopped at a local pet store, drawn helplessly by the puppies in the front window. When you’re standing outside of a pet store looking at puppies, it’s really hard not to go inside the pet store to look at puppies. And once you’re inside the pet…

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Book Review: “CRAFTIVITY: 40 Projects for the DIY Lifestyle” by Tsia Carson

Tsia Carson’s Craftivity: 40 Projects for the DIY Lifestyle is brimming with clever ideas for transforming the worn-out (old t-shirts become panties), the almost-ruined (a moth-eaten sweater is salvaged via red embroidery thread and an abstract design sensibility), and the nearly-trash (a reusable tote crocheted from plastic grocery bags). Its attitude is infectious, too —…

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