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News from the Etsy Labs: 12/1 Craft Night 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 says:

    Looks like fun! Snowglobes sound cool.

    6 years ago

  • JustFeltHungry

    JustFeltHungry says:

    I'll be watching from the Treehouse!

    6 years ago

  • nfall2rt

    nfall2rt says:

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

    6 years ago

  • Thinkoutsidethebox

    Thinkoutsidethebox says:

    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.

    6 years ago

  • anicastillo

    anicastillo says:

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

    6 years ago

  • anicastillo

    anicastillo says:

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

    6 years ago

  • acageybee

    acageybee says:

    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!

    6 years ago

  • metzypants

    metzypants says:

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

    6 years ago

  • Sinta

    Sinta says:

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

    6 years ago

  • christinececelia

    christinececelia says:

    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!)

    6 years ago

  • BluCille

    BluCille says:

    Those are so cute!

    6 years ago

  • MagicRainbowDreaminx

    MagicRainbowDreaminx says:

    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.

    6 years ago

  • MissTessaMelissa

    MissTessaMelissa says:

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

    6 years ago

  • ThePeachTree

    ThePeachTree says:

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

    6 years ago

  • sakidesigns

    sakidesigns says:

    sounds great, very cute!

    6 years ago

  • bluestarbutterflies

    bluestarbutterflies says:

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

    6 years ago

  • SASessories

    SASessories says:

    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!

    6 years ago

  • jodieflowers

    jodieflowers says:

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

    6 years ago

  • bugbitesplayfood

    bugbitesplayfood says:

    looking forward to attending in the treehouse!

    6 years ago

  • DeborahVoizin

    DeborahVoizin says:

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

    6 years ago

  • NicoAndMooMoo

    NicoAndMooMoo says:

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

    6 years ago

  • TheKnottyPine

    TheKnottyPine says:

    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!

    6 years ago

  • southernladysvintage
  • Squier

    Squier says:

    Cute ornaments!

    6 years ago

  • paulasmits

    paulasmits says:

    I like the hedgehog what a cleaver idea :o)

    6 years ago