Treasuries are so much fun to make (and look at)! If you have a little bit of time, I highly suggest unwinding with one.
If you’re new at making treasury lists, here are a few ideas to make it a great one:
1. Think of your theme. It could be a word, a color, an image. This may morph a little once you get going, but it’s a good idea to start with a plan.
2. Look for stellar photos. Some items may fit perfectly with your theme, but if they don’t have a good photo, they’ll make your treasury list look messy or unprofessional. Angle, color, lighting, and focus are the main things I look for in a good photo.
3. Don’t just slap the pictures on the page and go. Take time to look at the list as a whole, and rearrange photos until it’s pleasing to the eye. For example, you can experiment, say with a nautical theme, by putting all red items on the first row, white on the second, and blue on the third. You can alternate colors and images to make a pattern within your list.
4. A clever name never hurts! Instead of naming a list “Bright Colors,” consider “Rainbow Sherbet” or “A Spectacle Of The Spectrum.” Break out those creative writing skills, and draw people in with your title.
5. Remember to let people know that you’ve included their item in your treasury. When you’re done, just click on each item, contact seller, and give them the link to your treasury list. People love to see their items displayed, and to know what you associate with them! This will also increase the “hotness” (or views and clicks) on your list, if you’re into that kind of thing. Most importantly, you’ve given free advertising to your favorite sellers. Maybe someday they’ll return the favor.
Here’s our latest treasury, a Halloween-y collection inspired by the Addams Family:
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