Saturday, July 16, 2016

Summer Learning with Etsy Dallas

Take advantage of the slower summer months and work on sprucing up your business for the busy fall season with some classes and workshops with Etsy Dallas!

See below for the current calendar and hop on over to their blog for details on all the classes!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Etsy Dallas Artisan Market at Taste of Dallas

Exciting news! Etsy Dallas has partnered up with Taste of Dallas to create the Etsy Dallas Artisan Market. This will be the 30th year that Taste of Dallas has showcased the best of what the Big D has to offer in art, music, and food (and now the local handmade scene).

The Etsy Dallas Artisan Market will include exclusively handmade vendors with all the quality goods from emerging artists and designers you have come to expect from Etsy Dallas including jewelry, accessories, art, body care, clothing, home goods, kids, pets, and stationary. In the coming months, you will be hearing a lot more about this exciting event, but for now-artists go apply here!

Applications will be open until April 15th.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Craft Show Like a Pro Class

A while back we did some guest posts for Etsy Dallas on what it takes to have a successful craft show. Well, now we have taken all that great information and turned it into a class we will be offering twice a year!

If you are new to craft shows, need help with your booth and displays, or are just a little rusty this would be a great class to attend!

Class info
Date: April 2nd
Time: 12:00-2:30pm
Where: Dallas Makerspace, 1825 Monetary Lane #104 Carrollton TX 75006
Cost: $15
Ticket Info

In the class we will cover everything from how to prep inventory, booth designs, displays, what to bring and how to take payments. We will also have an open discussion/booth critique at the end.

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Creative Ways To Recycle & Reuse Old Kitchen Utensils

We absolutely love being able to give new life to unused or discarded items (hence our DejaVino line of candles) and we just love this post we found over on Earthables for 13 Creative Ways to Recycle & Reuse Old Kitchen Utensils

The crafter in me wants to try ALL of these! :) Enjoy

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Applications for the 2016 Etsy Dallas Spring Bash are Open!

Want to be a part of the best handmade art  and craft show around? Now's your chance-apply to be a vendor at the Etsy Dallas Spring Bash by March 4th!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

DIY: Handmade Valentine's Day Cards

As a continuation from our last post about the Love Letter campaign for and Meals on Wheels, I thought I'd share a tutorial on how to make a cute handmade card for your special someone this Valentine's Day!

Materials needed:
Cardstock - One bright color for the card and one craft color for the envelopes 
Hearts cut out of of paper -  use as many colors as you want
Glue, or glue dots
Envelope printable download - follow the link below to download

  1. Download and print the template for the envelopes on the craft paper and cut them out
  2. Fold the envelopes along the fold lines and glue the flaps together 
  3. Glue the envelope to the card and start gluing hearts in it spilling out
  4. Write a message of your choice for your loved one!
Want another fun Valentine's Day Card tutorial? Head on over to the Etsy Dallas blog to read my guest post with another DIY!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Love Letters

This month, we joined's Love Letter campaign to make Valentines Day cards for senior citizens in our community that are home bound and face isolation due to disability, location, and language barriers. It was a really fun project for us and our Etsy Dallas team members that family and friends participated in and we got cards from all over Dallas and Austin too!

In total the team made over 100 handmade cards that Meals on Wheels will deliver over the next few days, and we hope it will put smiles on many faces!

Below are a few cards that Jenny and I made for the project. Later this week we will post some tutorials so you can make your own cards!