Everything you need to know about #folksyfriday
Have you heard of Folksy Friday? Do you want to know more, understand how it works and how you can join in? Then you’ve come to the right place! In this article we’re going to explain all, show you how you can create your very own #folksyfriday and share some examples.
So what is Folksy Friday?
Folksy Friday is a way for YOU, the good folks of Folksy, to spread the word about all the amazing handmade items on Folksy, while making friends and growing your creative community on social media. It happens every Friday and you can take part by creating and sharing a #folksyfriday post on your Instagram account, your Facebook page or Twitter.
What do I need to do?
- Choose a theme for your Folksy Friday
- Download and save the Folksy logo here
- Search for 8 items on folksy.com that fit your theme
- Create a collage (scroll down for instructions)
- Share your collage on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook
- Credit and tag the makers featured
- Add the #folksyfriday tag to your post
- That’s it! Now go and see what everyone else is sharing on the #folksyfriday tag and make them happy by liking and leaving a comment!
So to recap… to create your own Folksy Friday, start by choosing a theme – it could be a colour, a mood, seasonal stuff, a craft technique or material, our Theme of the Day, or anything you can think of. Then find a selection of lovely things from folksy.com that fit your theme and create a collage (see below for instructions). Then share it on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, crediting the makers featured in your collage (tagging them where you can). If you’re on posting it on Instagram or Twitter, don’t forget to add the #folksyfriday tag so everyone can see them more easily. There are no hard and fast rules, just be creative, think of a catchy title and post it on a Friday!
How do I create a #folksyfriday collage?
To make your own Folksy Friday collage…
- Find the 8 items on Folksy you want to include in your Folksy Friday collage
- Download the images from Folksy that you want to use. If you’re not sure how to do that, read this article. NOTE: the format in which images on Folksy are displayed has recently changed. You can still download AVIF and WebP images and convert them to jpg or png files using free online tools, but you can also just copy the link and paste it into Canva to save time.
- Open the app you want to use to create your collage. We like Canva (go to ‘Create A Design’ choose ‘Social Media’ as your template, go to ‘Elements’ in the side bar, click ‘Grids’ and then choose a 9-square grid). We’ve create a set of templates you can use to make your Folksy Friday posts here >
- Upload your saved images to the app
- Move them around in your collage until you’re happy with the layout
- Add the Folksy logo to the centre square (there are other Folksy logos and graphics you can use here)
- Add the name of your Folksy Friday theme underneath the Folksy logo by adding a text box and typing in the name (you can change the font size and typeface too)
- Save and download your collage
- Share it on social, remembering to credit and tag all the makers and add the #folksyfriday tag
What if I’m not on Instagram? Can I still take part?
Absolutely! If you’re not on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, why not create a Folksy Friday post on your blog or create a Folksy Friday board on Pinterest?
Here are some example of Folksy Friday blog posts:
And here’s are some Folksy Friday Pinterest boards:
Get the Folksy logo here
Right-click the picture below and then press ‘Save As’, or drag it across to your desktop to download the Folksy logo with space below for the name of your Folksy Friday theme. Download the jpg file here >
There are more Folksy logos, badges and graphics and promotional images you can use here – https://blog.folksy.com/2016/07/08/folksy-blog-badges-banners-printables
If you prefer to just use the Folksy logo without any text, you can download that here (or click and save the image below).
Is there anything else do I need to do?
Tag us @FolksyHQ in your caption on Instagram (or @Folksy on Twitter) so we can share it in our Stories. Don’t forget to let the sellers know that you’ve featured them in your Folksy Friday post too. On Instagram you can do that by tagging them in the caption and the image too – but you can also let them know in this forum post. If they then share your Folksy Friday, that’s a great way to get your blog, shop and social channels noticed by their followers too – as well as being a brilliant way to get involved with the Folksy community and spread the love!
Featured pic credit: Folksy Friday papercut by Gemma Esprey