Announcement FUN CULT is the designer + maker of those Glittering Fringe Banners you've probably seen around - created in late 2010, these sparkly banners have prompted Lena Dunham to call FUN CULT one of her most favorite Etsy shops! -●- INSTAGRAM: @FUNCULT -●- If you are interested in a custom piece, get at me as soon as you can. -●- www.JoinFunCult.net has fun things like playlists, promos, cool info -●- FUN CULT began at Nice.etsy.com in 2005 -●-
FUN CULT is the designer + maker of those Glittering Fringe Banners you've probably seen around - created in late 2010, these sparkly banners have prompted Lena Dunham to call FUN CULT one of her most favorite Etsy shops! -●- INSTAGRAM: @FUNCULT -●- If you are interested in a custom piece, get at me as soon as you can. -●- www.JoinFunCult.net has fun things like playlists, promos, cool info -●- FUN CULT began at Nice.etsy.com in 2005 -●-
C. O. Skiles on Mar 21, 2017
So cute and so well made. Thank you!
jodache on Mar 19, 2017
Perfect addition to my classroom.
ew vintage on Mar 14, 2017
FUN CULT'S BANNERS ARE LIKE AN INSTANT SHRINE TO THE GOOD TIMES!
●●● WHAT MAKES FUN CULT SO FUN ●●●
FUN CULT likes to celebrate the silly inside jokes of best friends, random family traditions, super custom party themes, favorite lyrics and quotes.. You know, all of the special things that bond you with your people. All of us are part of a fun cult of some sort. Represent with FUN CULT’s original handmade home decor + party pieces!
●●● A FUN CULT IS A NICE CULT ●●●
Nice ( nice.etsy.com ) began on Etsy in 2005 selling handmade and vintage pieces. After a sudden health challenge (more on that at the bottom), I realized it was a good time to create a new life for my handmade work. In May of 2013 I did so by relaunching my brand as FUN CULT. The name is inspired by an inside joke from the very early 2000s, when hang outs with friends somehow started to be labeled as part of the fictional C.F.C.- which of course stands for "Caitlin's Fun Cult"! Activities included things like impromptu road trips, college parties we left early from, taco nights, record shopping, lots of movie watching, endless thrift stores, searching for a perfect diner, lots of concerts, and lots of laughing! FUN fact, when I really start laughing, tears are inevitable!
●●● EVERY CULT HAS A MISSION ●●●
It may sound obvious, but all FUN CULT pieces are my own original product. I am intuitive to and inspired by trends, but I do not create my pieces identical to trendy or commonly seen crafts. A lot of daydreaming, designing, and hard work go into creating each idea and FUN CULT piece. Certainly this contributes to the uniqueness and success of this handmade brand so far. I want my customers to be able to spot a FUN CULT piece when they see one, and you know what, it's happening!
My ideas seem to come in spurts. I have a list and sketchbook that I keep on my tablet and phone, as well as a couple notebooks here and there. The list and sketches are endless! I’m very much inspired by the random things in life that become home decor. For example, a souvenir party favor you keep on your desk, a movie ticket that sits in your ring dish, or a favorite scarf that you prefer to keep in view rather than tuck away. It's these things that really make a space your home and I like to think I create pieces that reflect, and easily fit into, such an effortlessly cool aesthetic.
●●● A PRODUCT OF FUN ●●●
Nice began with vintage home decor, wood burned and acrylic paintings, and of course my Mini Deer Plaques and signature party banners that have helped me stand out and make a name for myself. Since then I have added jewelry, prints of my original artwork, Mod Cabin Clocks and chalkboards, Illuminated Memo Boards, my widely blogged light shades made with vintage textiles such as doilies, and most recently in early 2011 my very special Fringe Banners / Glittering Fringe Banners made their Etsy debut.
Past work can be viewed at JOINFUNCULT.net
●●● THE WORD HAS BEEN SPREAD ●●●
FUN CULT has been featured in many places, blogs and magazines including ROOKIE, Martha Stewart Weddings, Refinery29, Nylon, Mollie Makes, Hello Giggles, A Beautiful Mess, Style Me Pretty, and New York Magazine's The Cut. Recently FUN CULT has had the joy of catching Lena Dunham's eye! FUN CULT pieces have been spotted on HBO's GIRLS, the Not That Kind of Girl book tour, and the LENNY shop. Pretty amazing!
●●● MORE ABOUT MY BIG LIFE CHANGE ●●●
To keep a very long and trying story short (sure it was a very tough time, but it's my story and I'm allowed to sum it up), on Valentine's Day 2012 I went to the ER thinking I had a bad flu. Instead I found out, quite randomly, that I had kidney failure. It was a huge shock and a huge life change. After running Nice for 7 years, I had to put the shop on hold and concentrate on my health. There is no known cause for my kidney failure and because of it I was required to have 4 hour dialysis treatments 3 days a week at a local facility. Life has been very unplanned since then. I have had a ton of support from family and friends and in April 2014 a childhood best friend was accepted to be my kidney donor! I am doing well (so is she! har har). I was very fortunate that the ordeal only lasted about 2 years, and I am so grateful to my friend for giving me the ability to get back to a healthy life.
If you are going through a health issue and would like someone to chat with, feel free to contact me.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Cult Leader (a Fun One)
I am a Designer and Maker. I have been creating pretty cool things, like my signature banners, since 2005.
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)
Frequently asked questions
I LOVE doing custom banners!! You're not limited to the fringe / glitter colors that are currently in the shop, so contact me with any color combos that you have in mind!
I am always willing to see if I can work in tight deadlines, although a maker's rush fee will apply to orders requested with less than 2 weeks (of production time) until the needed ship out date. You may need to upgrade to speedier shipping.
● Custom Banner Ideas ●
- inside jokes - a special party theme - a new baby - for the inside of your road trip van - wedding chair banner - your pet's name - a special home decor piece - engagement photos - for your new office - a cheer up gift - bon voyage - etc!
When will my FUN CULT order ship out?
● Many pieces in the shop are on pre-order. These pieces will typically ship out 1.5 - 3 weeks from your purchase date.
● Ready-made orders ship 3-5 business days from your purchase date.
● Custom orders vary in production time + will be discussed between you and I. Contact me with the word or phrase, color ideas, etc! (see above Q+A)
If you need your order ASAP, simply contact me ASAP. A maker's rush fee will apply to custom / pre-orders needed to be produced to ship out in less than 2 weeks.
Please note: Production time does NOT include shipping time. See shipping guidelines for such info.
U.S. Shipping (Domestic)
Packages within the U.S. ship USPS Priority Mail. If you'd like an even speedier delivery, I am happy to provide express shipping quotes! Once your package ships out, you will be sent a tracking number via Etsy + FUN CULT. I am not responsible for lost or stolen orders and will not issue refunds.
Packages headed outside the U.S. ship USPS First Class International, which can take 1-4 weeks depending on the destination. Once your package ships out, you will be sent a tracking number via Etsy + FUN CULT, however First Class International tracking can only be provided partially, when the package is within the United States.
If you'd like an even speedier delivery, I am happy to provide express shipping quotes! you can choose to upgrade to Priority or Express International Mail. Express Mail is the only service to guarantee an arrival date.
I am not responsible for lost or stolen orders and will not issue refunds.
I'm giving my FUN CULT piece as a gift!
Cool! It is such a thrill for me when my pieces are given as gifts. If you are having your order sent directly to the recipient, I am more than happy to include a note from you to them! Just give me a heads up and include the note in the "message to seller" box upon check out, or send me a convo ASAP.
I want to sell FUN CULT at my shop! Do you wholesale?
Yes! Contact me for info.
Does FUN CULT have sales or promo codes?
Yes! I suggest following @FUNCULT on Instagram to be kept up to date on sales and promo codes.