4 DIY Crafty Packaging Ideas For Sellers - Inexpensive Product Packaging Ideas

4 DIY Crafty Packaging Ideas For Sellers

If you have an etsy shop then you've probably had the age old struggle of.....cute packaging! We've all been there. It's hard to package in a tasteful way while keeping the expense down.

These are 4 cute packaging ideas that could help you out!


Hottest Fall Trends from Etsy - Your Guide To Autumn Home Decor

It's time to spice up your home this fall with some trending items from Etsy! As always, I don't have to look far to find the perfect decor.

One of my favorites is this monogrammed wreath made from dried baby's breath! Just gorgeous! This is from Chick Wreath.

I love this unusual autumn wooden wreath! Very modern and cool. By My Hello Wood.

Awesome Set of wood Pumpins by Lower Ark Crafts. Perfect for your country porch!

Adorable mug cozy, love it this by Yarn Doll Boutique.

Oh my goodness so cute! Little acorn candles by Less Candles.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post, happy Etsy shopping!


Be an Elf for Halloween! - Elf Accessories from Etsy

My theme for this Halloween is elf! I really need some of these things I found on Etsy! 

First check out these Elf Ear cuffs. So pretty! These are from Elven Shop

Next up we have these Gold Elven Arm Cuffs! I really love these, especially if you are dressing up as a woodland elf. These are from Freckles Fairy Chest.

Next is this glorious elven tiara! I love the simplicity and beauty of this piece by Glorfin Avari Diadems.

And next is this amazing elven feathered headdress. A charming accessory to your elven outfit this year by The Flying Heads.

I'm loving this woodland elf necklace by Jewelry Leather. The leather leaves and pearls are exactly the sort of thing I'd love wearing!

Happy shopping guys! I hope you enjoyed these elf accessories!


DIY Felt Sunflower Wreath - Craft Tutorial For Felt Wreath On the Cheap! Frugal DIY Sunflower Wreath, Fall Decor

DIY Felt Sunflower Wreath - Craft Tutorial For Felt Wreath

This is one of my favorite projects yet! Didn't cost much, since it's mostly felt, the only real expense was the owl, the wire wreath form, and the burlap.


DIY Fall Wreath - Pumpkins, acorns, pinecones, and sunflowers. Craft Tutorial Instructions

Make this fall wreath for your home!

This is the perfect way to spice up your home this fall! This wreath is super easy to make, and only cost a few bucks. The grapevine wreath I found at a thrift store, however ones similar to these can be purchased at most craft stores.


Interview with Kristen of I Heart Fink

Today I got to interview Kristen, who is the amazing creator behind I Heart Fink! I fell in love with this shop the moment I stumbled across it on Etsy. Her clothing is sooo amazing! 
I love finding out more about the person behind a shop. It makes the product more special.
I'll let Kristen tell us about herself, but make sure you check out her Etsy shop at I Heart Fink on Etsy.

hi, I'm Kristen. I am an artist and have been creating since I was a very young child.

I make many things but have been focusing on my handmade garments for many years now (9!). I hand print fabrics using silkscreens made from my original artwork. I custom mix high quality inks and work on 2-4 yards of fabric at a time to completely cover the fabric with my art. I treat each piece of fabric as a work of art in itself. It is a time, labor and material intensive process and I love every minute of it! I then use my special fabrics to make one of a kind garments that I free-hand cut. I do Not use sewing patterns, ever. I use imagination and memory (memory for made to order items) to guide me for everything I make. Every garment I have ever made is a one of a kind piece.

My mother is an artist. My sisters and I would watch her draw and it was like magic to see her turn a blank piece of paper into something very special. My first love was horses so I would draw horses night and day. I made a book about horses when I was very young and my family seemed to be impressed which of course inspired me to keep going (my entire life!)

I live in St Louis and work in my home studio. I have a lot of space which is essential for having room to print and sew. The printing part of my process is really messy - I get in a very dreamy, emotional, intuitive headspace for this. The cutting and sewing part of my process is intense since I am cutting freehand and using very sharp scissors on fabrics I just spent hours and hours printing!....so I'm sure to be in a clear-thinking mode for this part.  

I do not have a formula or ever even pre-plan anything...I go by my gut vibe for pretty much everything I do. I am totally present as I work so I feel like anything that is naturally part of who I am shows through...for instance, I was born in the 60s and feel like the 60s show through a bit in my designs.  

I am inspired mostly by being a unique human being and trying to express that by being present in each moment. Each moment of every day is unique and simply "being there" is inspiration enough.

oh boy, this is tricky. there are several pieces I have made over the years that I look at and think "I made that! oh my gosh, how did I do that?!" My favorite pieces are usually the ones that are way out there and still function. To me that is the ultimate challenge to take lots of risks and have something be highly unusual yet still functional...and wearable in everyday life!

I don't sit around...I always have several things going at once - everything from trying to keep several houseplants alive (haha, I don't really have a green thumb so it's truly a challenge!) to stovetop coffee roasting & art in many forms like photography, paintings, art books, writing, crochet and many many other little side projects. I'm never bored ;)

hmmm...as an artist this question always feels so alarming..like, oh, I have to have a business goal - gulpl! My goal is to sustain a life as an artist, grow as an artist and not lose my creative integrity. 

NIck Cave, Smog, Low, Gary Numan, Leonard Cohen ... I am right next to a stack of records and just listed the ones on top..I have hundreds of records!

I don't play music much anymore, but used to take drum, fiddle, banjo and piano lessons. I still play the singing saw and banjo just for fun around the house.

You can check out Kristen's other Etsy shop where she sells her paintings Here.

You can also visit her website at iheartfink.com