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Half of our team is here in New York this weekend for the first World Maker Faire. There are lots of exciting and fun things going on at the Faire, but even if you can’t be here, you can still celebrate the Maker Faire Spirit. Here are a few ways to bring Maker Faire into your weekend and daily lives.

  • Get your friends together for a crafty gathering. Check our archives for easy knitting, crochet or embroidery projects and invite some friends over for food, drinks and crafting. Or just have a BYO-Craft-Supplies party where everyone brings any craft supplies they want, toss it on the table and make stuff together!
  • Shop handmade. Here at Maker Faire, the BUST Craftacular is in full swing, and there are more than 100 vendors selling all kinds of awesome handmade items. If you can’t come to Maker Faire and the Craftacular, check out some of your local handmade vendors or browse Etsy to find gifts for friends (or yourself!).
  • Learn a new crafty skill. Here at Maker Faire, we’ve got demos and make-and-take booths where folks are learning how to do everything from crochet to soldering. If you have a craft you’ve always wanted to try, find a class or a friend who can teach you. Don’t put off learning any longer, get started on a new craft skill today!
  • Check out some of the sponsors of Maker Faire for all kinds inspiration and cool projects. Check out Xyron, Lion Brand Yarn, Martha Stewart Living, BurdaStyle, SINGER, BUST, Elmer’s and HP.

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