The peak of wedding season is upon us, and I hope we are all getting ready! I am super proud to announce the launch of my first invitation product, available on etsy. Everything is finally coming together in terms of commercial licenses for fonts, wording, design ideas and enough experience in the business to be able to produce a stellar product/experience I know brides will love.
I’m so happy and blessed to be able to run my etsy shop. In terms of creativity and entrepreneurship, these last four years building up the business to where it is now has been such a life-changing journey, and I can’t be more grateful for my wonderful customers, family, and friends for all of their support.
In the beginning, it was just me folding paper cranes for weddings. I’ve shared my etsy experience with my brides, moms-to-be, and others celebrating the special moments in life.
What about you? Have you ever thought of starting your own etsy shop?
Whenever I go to the winery to buy corks for my place card holders, I always get a raised eyebrow with the question, “What do you use all these wine corks for?”
“The brides just love them,” I reply, “I run a little etsy shop online, and a lot of brides love the vineyard weddings.” Then I usually add, “Do you have an etsy shop?”
Sometimes they do, sometimes they don’t. Sometimes they don’t know what etsy even is.
If they don’t, I always tell them they should. We are all talented and unique people. We are living in an amazing time of internet and connection. If you are looking to create your own extra income on the side, this is a monumental time in human history when it should be easy.
I started with paper cranes and the desire to have my own business, to create something that was entirely mine. As I grow more, an overarching dream for passion is something I want everyone to have.
I’m going to start posting more crafting videos targeted to inspire the inner etsy shop owner in all of us, or even the DIY bride. I can’t name how many different products I’ve sold on etsy, some that customers have really loved, but stopped selling so I could focus in another direction.
These painted signs are a perfect starter product for an etsy shop or just an amazing way to customize a sign for your wedding. You can use a Cricut Explore to cut out a vinyl decal, or if you don’t have a die cut machine, you can always use alphabet stickers to customize the words you want.
This technique is very simple starting with a base coat of white. Wait for the white paint to dry, I waited one day to fully dry, then place the stickers/decal over the white and start painting the color you want over the top. Let it dry for one day, then take off the decals. You’ll get an amazing sign like this one!
Whether you are a DIY bride looking to make something unique for your big day, or a creative type trying to find a craft you can master and sell, this sign might be just what you are looking for!
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