Monday, February 18, 2013

How to Make an Etsy Treasury

I've had a couple of people ask me recently "How do you make an Etsy Treasury?"  Or even, "What is an Etsy Treasury?"  Today I'm going to try to explain Treasuries a little bit.

Etsy describes a Treasury as "An ever-changing, member-curated shopping gallery of handpicked items. Members can feature their favorite items, items selected on a theme or whatever items they like. Etsy may, at times, promote whole or partial selections from a Treasury list to other areas of the site (for example: the home page)."

Now that you know what it is, here's how to make a Treasury!

On the Etsy homepage, on the bottom left-hand side there is a box that is titled "More Ways to Shop".  In the middle of it is the word "Treasury". Click on it. {Here is where it should bring you.}

On the Treasury page's right-hand side you will see a box near the top that says "Curator Tools".  In that box currently are two options, "Create a List" and "Your Treasury Lists".  These should be pretty self-explanatory.

In order to put together a Treasury simply click "Create a List" and fill in the blanks.  Once you fill in the basic information (title, privacy, description) the fun really begins!  Simply add the URLs of the items you wish to include.  I tend to work with multiple tabs in my browser, so copying and pasting the URLs is extremely easy.  

After you've added the items take a moment to look it over and make sure that it's pleasing to the eye.  You can easily move the pictures around simply by clicking on a picture, holding down the button, and moving it to the new position, and finally, releasing the button.

Then click "Save".  That's all there is to it!

Here are a couple of things to keep in mind, and helpful info to read while/before putting together a treasury:
  • Try to find items with great pictures, they make a Treasury pop.
  • If you include any type of mature content, make sure to add "Mature" as a tag.  
  • Check out the Dos and Don'ts section {here}
  • Read the official how to.
  • Have fun with it!
Feel free to check out the few Treasuries that I've put together {here}.   If you've made some, I'd love to see them!  Leave the links in the comments and I will try to check them out soon!



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4 comments:

  1. Thanks for the info, I never knew about this!

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  2. Thanks for sharing this info, If not for this I would have continued to be lost. I also never knew you could do this.

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  3. Thank you, thank you, thank you - for both the helpful info and the inspiration to FINALLY start an Etsy Treasury...

    As a long time and avid Etsy fan and shopper - I've been wanting to do some Treasuries to both share my favorite find and show my authentic appreciation of so many wonderful Etsy artists and sellers.

    Thanks again!

    Jesselyn Andersyn
    Jesstinger(at)aol(dot)com

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  4. Thanks for the info and thanks for coming over and sharing at What to do Weekends. Linda

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