Etsy Craft Party 2013
Craft Party 2013 was a success!
Around the world, people used their creative powers to Craft for Community, and make their hometowns even better. Check out some of our favorite photos and highlights from the day, and sign up for the Etsy Labs newsletter for details on Craft Party 2014 and more.
This year's theme is Craft for Community.
How can you use your creative powers to make your hometown even better? We encourage you to share your craft know-how with your community by organizing or joining a Craft Party.
Ideas and tips for throwing a one-of-a-kind Craft Party.
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Gather your materials from Etsy craft supplies sellers.
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Get everything you need to organize a Craft Party in your area.
Can I be involved if I live outside the U.S.?
Yes! Etsy Craft Party is all about meeting and making in your local community, no matter where that community is.
Can I get a Craft Supplies Box if I don't live in the U.S.?
Yes, anyone, anywhere, can get a Craft Supplies Box (while supplies last). The only requirement is you must have 25+ people RSVP'd for your party on Eventbrite by May 30.
Do I need to have an Etsy account to join in the fun?
No, non-members can organize or RSVP for an Etsy Craft Party. But, we do encourage you to be part of the Etsy community so you can connect with other makers and crafters year round.
How can I share my Craft Party photos and updates?
How will my photos be used?
When you upload a photo to the Etsy Craft Party Flickr group or tag a photo on Instagram with #craftparty, you warrant you own all rights to the photo and give Etsy, Inc. permission to use the photo, in perpetuity.
How do I RSVP for a Craft Party in my area?
Visit the Craft Party hub on Eventbrite and look for a party you'd like to attend. You can register for a party with your email address or Facebook login.
I don't see a Craft Party listed in my area. What should I do?
Be the first to organize a party in your community. Can't commit to organizing one by yourself? Consider reaching out to friends, a local Etsy Team, or a local organization to help you put one together.
How do I sign up to organize a Craft Party in my area?
Apply by filling out a short form found here. We'll review your application within 72 hours (longer if the weekend) and then send you instructions for how to list your Crafty Party on Eventbrite. And if you meet the 25+ RSVP requirement, we'll use the address on your form to send you a Craft Supplies Box (while supplies last).
What project(s) should we make at our Craft Party?
That's up to you. You can find inspiration for party crafts that are both affordable and fun for a group setting in our digital Craft Party Kit (keep an eye out for that!). Also, be sure to browse the Make section of the Etsy blog for inspiration and how-to's.
Can I organize a Craft Party even if there's already one happening in my area?
Absolutely. Feel free to schedule another, or you may wish to contact the organizer of the existing Craft Party in your area to see if there are ways you could collaborate or cross-promote.
Can I have my party on a different date?
We encourage Craft Parties to happen on June 20, 2013, so it's a one-day global celebration of creativity and community. (Think of Craft Party as an international handmade holiday.) However, if you really feel the need to celebrate on a slightly different day, go for it!
Can I charge for my Craft Party?
This is up to you. You may feel that you need to collect a small fee to offset the costs for supplies, snacks, or space rental. Keep in mind that the spirit of Craft Party is to celebrate creativity and community, and not a means to make an income.
How will I manage my Craft Party event(s)?
This year, we are using Eventbrite. This tool will help organizers and participants to better organize and manage their Craft Party events. Have feedback on using Eventbrite for Craft Party? We'd love to hear your thoughts.
Do I need to have an Eventbrite account to join in the fun?
No, you can RSVP with your email or Facebook login.
Does using Eventbrite for Craft Party cost money?
No, it's free. Party organizers will be given free access to Eventbrite for Craft Party 2013. Check out more ideas for how to throw a great Craft Party without breaking the bank here.
I still have a question about something specific to Eventbrite...
No problem. Feel free to reach out to the friendly folks at Eventbrite.
We would like to thank our partners for their support.
Etsy Craft Party was made possible in part by Spoonflower and the following Etsy craft supplies sellers. Thank you for your contribution.