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

  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.

  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

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


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