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Etsy Videos Rock DIY

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Etsy dominates the DIY world. Period. With a mission to “…enable people to make a living making things, and to reconnect makers with buyers. Our vision is to build a new economy and present a better choice: Buy, Sell, and Live Handmade,” Etsy has created a community through their website and videos and has revolutionized the way artists create and market handmade goods, and how people shop for them.

Why DIY?

• To minimize cost.
• To personalize and customize projects.
• To create one-of-a-kind items.
• To make gifts that show you care.
• To be challenged to figure out how things work.
• To learn a new skill and keep your mind engaged.
• To enjoy a sense of accomplishment and the satisfaction of creating something useful and beautiful.
• To share something meaningful to you.
• To reduce your environmental footprint.
• To have fun.

Why watch a DIY video?

Part of the allure of Etsy is discovering who the artistic creator is, what their story is about, and the DIY process they use to create their art. Here’s an eco-sampling of Etsy inspiration from some of my favorite DIY-type projects:

Green Décor



There’s No Place Like Here: Hindsvik from Etsy on Vimeo.

Knitting

Handmade Portraits: Biscuit Scout from Etsy on Vimeo.

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Ronnie Citron-Fink

Ronnie Citron-Fink is a writer, editor and educator. She has written hundreds of articles about sustainable living, the environment, design, and family life for websites, books and magazines. Ronnie is the creator of Econesting, and the managing editor of Moms Clean Air Force. Ronnie was named one of the Top Ten Living Green Experts by Yahoo. Ronnie lives in New York with her family.

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8:14PM PDT on Sep 7, 2011

Pretty cool! Thank you for sharing.

11:18AM PDT on Jun 6, 2011

Everything is soooo beautiful and extraordinarily unique!

8:29PM PDT on Apr 10, 2011

Etsy, cool!

8:04AM PDT on Mar 23, 2011

That is so awesome recycle a light bulb for a mini tarium. I used to use mine for root starters from plant clippings since it's unique and something different. Some poppuri holder will hold the light bulb. C creative mind is a terrible thing to waste. Just a short time ago I turned a coffee table into a small space kitchen table buy adding a peddle sewing machine base. Bold and unique and a perfect size for two people to sit at over wine and candle light. You can do the same with kitchen table legs or dinning table legs. Just let your imagination take course. You'll be amazed at yourself. I call it recycle and save the landfill.

2:54AM PDT on Mar 19, 2011

Thanks.

1:02PM PDT on Mar 14, 2011

Etsy!!!!!!!!

7:44PM PST on Mar 6, 2011

etsy!!!

8:21PM PST on Feb 28, 2011

Thanks for sharing.

11:41AM PST on Feb 28, 2011

Ugh! A do-it-yourself label on a pro-grade woodworking shop, and a clip on fusing plastic bags without a mention of the heat setting. I think I'll just keep doing stuff myself. This weekend, I couldn't buy a part for my kitchen sink faucet, but I found a way to fix it anyway.

10:26PM PST on Feb 27, 2011

some great videos, thanks

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