Announcement DIY kits so you can have the fun of creating pretty things.
DIY kits so you can have the fun of creating pretty things.
4 out of 5 stars
I haven't started to work on this because I am waiting for instructions. I have made this in a red tulip which I like. However the Dolphin looks harder to do. We will see.
5 out of 5 stars
So beautiful, bought 3- 1 for me and two for gifts. Takes time and patience to make.
richinlondon on Mar 25, 20155 out of 5 stars
Thank you, it is nice!
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Returns & exchanges
Shipping costs include packaging, postage and delivery confirmation (so I know you got what you ordered). If actual shipping costs are less than what is charged, the excess will be refunded to you. This may happen when you order multiple items and/or for international orders*.
Kits are shipped in sturdy photo mailers, padded envelopes or boxes.
* I can't believe how expensive it is to ship to some countries - sometimes the shipping costs more than the item!. I will include little extras in international orders to make up for that expense.
Additional policies and FAQs
Most people understand patents on physical items. Online (and written, artistic expression, speeches, etc.) content is copyrighted to achieve the same protection. It takes as much knowledge, expertise, ingenuity and effort to create a web page or design a craft item as it does to come up with a "better mousetrap", so to speak. If you search Etsy Help for "copyright", you will find much information on the subject.
There is a lot of content on the web that is marked as free and there is some content that is in the "public domain" - both can be downloaded and used as you like. But, for instance, Disney characters are definitely out as is the use of "LEGO" - my son got an email explaining that he could use the LEGO-trademark word only once in a listing ("made from real LEGO-trademark bricks") and not in the title - he has to call his creations brick ornament, brick jewelry, etc., it has to be in uppercase with the trademark symbol, he must include a disclaimer that he is not affiliated with the company and a few other restrictions.
I offer DIY kits so people can make many of the items they like, either to enjoy the creative process and/or to save money. Some people do offer patterns and instructions, usually with limited use, e.g., for personal use only. I don't offer the instructions without a purchase because those interested would need the cut pieces and most people don't have the machines to do the precision cutting involved.