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News from the Etsy Labs: 12/1 Craft Night

Nov 26, 2008

by EtsyStore handmade and vintage goods

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, snacks, and know-how. Participants are also welcome to bring their own project to work on independently. Craft night is a time to make things, learn new skills, and hang out.

This week, on Monday, December 1, we will be making ornaments! We will demonstrate how to create lovely ornaments using felt and the versatile blanket stitch. These plushie ornaments are perfect to sell in your Etsy shop, decorate your home over the holiday season, and to give as gifts to friends and family.

If you are joining us virtually for Craft Night this week and would like to make ornaments along with us, you’ll need a few supplies: felt, thread, scissors, sewing needle, pencil, and any embellishments you’d like to add to your ornament (buttons, lace, trim, etc). Or, just be ready to take some notes and see if this is a project you’d like to try out later on.

Upcoming Craft Night Projects:

12/8: Paper gift bags with melangerienyc

12/15: Snowglobes with Ryan Green

12/22: Linocut giftwrap with julieincharge

Would you like to lead a craft night project? 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!

Want to learn more about the Labs? Check out our FAQs. Want to receive email updates? Join our Etsy Labs mailing list. Will we see you Monday? Let us know in the comments!



  • dogties

    dogties said 8 years ago

    Looks like fun! Snowglobes sound cool.

  • JustFeltHungry

    JustFeltHungry said 8 years ago

    I'll be watching from the Treehouse!

  • nfall2rt

    nfall2rt said 8 years ago

    One of these days I'm gonna have to make the treak up north. You guys have too much fun!

  • Thinkoutsidethebox

    Thinkoutsidethebox said 8 years ago

    I LOVE felt ornaments. You can really get very creative with them..the sky's the limit plus they are so very easy to store away at the end of each holiday season..Making them is as much fun, if not more, as giving them. I too will be looking forward to the snow globes craft night.

  • anicastillo

    anicastillo said 8 years ago

    I wish you made those events here in Toronto, sigh*

  • anicastillo

    anicastillo said 8 years ago

    but one day I will go to one of those in NY!!!!!

  • acageybee

    acageybee said 8 years ago

    Brooklyn's a little far for me, but I'll have to check out the broadcast. I don't get my needles and thread out often enough these days!

  • metzypants

    metzypants said 8 years ago

    Oh how I would LOVE to go :) And I love the felties *wishes her felties were featured* xD

  • Sinta

    Sinta said 8 years ago

    I'm so busy :( But I'd love to participate! Maybe next time. That hedgehog pincushion is adorable.

  • christinececelia

    christinececelia said 8 years ago

    Little far for this Ohio girl but I cant wait to watch over the web- SNOWGLOBES! how fun!!! (you show have traveling shows that stop all over!)

  • BluCille

    BluCille said 8 years ago

    Those are so cute!

  • MagicRainbowDreaminx

    MagicRainbowDreaminx said 8 years ago

    Love, love, love felt items (as you will see when you... ahem...take a peek ;o)) Have been on the felt craze track for a while now...and still goes on *hehehe*. So, I hope to be able to make it to the Treehouse to join in on the fun.

  • MissTessaMelissa

    MissTessaMelissa said 8 years ago

    I just made some felt bird ornaments yesterday!! You guys are on the pulse. :)

  • ThePeachTree

    ThePeachTree said 8 years ago

    Wait wait wait!! Are we not Bedazzling this week??

  • sakidesigns

    sakidesigns said 8 years ago

    sounds great, very cute!

  • bluestarbutterflies

    bluestarbutterflies said 8 years ago

    Super cute ornaments! I love getting ready for the holidays.

  • SASessories

    SASessories said 8 years ago

    when i was in high school some friends of mine and i started craft night, glitter puff paint mushroom banners painted to the tune of juliana hatfield and the first jewelry i ever made. we've continued sporatically over the years, we've been really slack, but we're lucky enough to plan girl party each year between christmas and new year and get everybody together. we do the number game to exchange gifts, and lots of handmade items are exchanged, some items being SASessories!

  • jodieflowers

    jodieflowers said 8 years ago

    I love the EtsyLabs! Put together more cool surprise boxes in your merch! ♥ them!

  • bugbitesplayfood

    bugbitesplayfood said 8 years ago

    looking forward to attending in the treehouse!

  • DeborahVoizin

    DeborahVoizin said 8 years ago

    I can't wait until Monday! Looks like fun!

  • NicoAndMooMoo

    NicoAndMooMoo said 8 years ago

    not there :-( I will experience the Virtual Lab! YAY

  • TheKnottyPine

    TheKnottyPine said 8 years ago

    They look so fun to make! If you ever visit Montreal I'll be there ;) I'm gonna be doing some of these with my 6 year old, but with glue for safety purposes. Our tree will look so cute!

  • southernladysvintage

    southernladysvintage said 8 years ago

    Very cute!

  • Squier

    Squier said 8 years ago

    Cute ornaments!

  • paulasmits

    paulasmits said 8 years ago

    I like the hedgehog what a cleaver idea :o)

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