How to Create an Etsy Treasury - dummies

By Kate Gatski, Kate Shoup

A great way to spread the love on Etsy is to create a Treasury. A Treasury is a collection of as many as 16 Etsy listings. These listings may be your favorite things or maybe items that relate to a particular theme (say, bunnies or boats or the color blue).

You can then share this list with the larger Etsy community on the Treasuries page. If your Treasury is super-beautiful and interesting, it may land on the site’s main page — a major karmic boost for you!

It’s considered bad form to include your own items in a Treasury. The idea is to call attention to others. Also, limit your list to one item per shop.

Creating a Treasury is easy. After logging in and gathering the items you want to highlight, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Treasury link under Ways to Shop, on the main Etsy page.

    The Treasury page opens.


  2. Click the Create a List link in the upper-right corner of the Treasury page.

    The Create a List page opens.


  3. Type a catchy title for your list in the Title field.

  4. Type a snappy description of your list in the List field.

  5. Under Privacy, click the Everyone option button to share the Treasury with everyone.

  6. To help people find your Treasury, type tags in the Tags field, clicking Add after each tag.

  7. Open the listing page for the first item you want to add to your Treasury, select the page’s URL in your browser’s address bar, and copy it.

  8. Click in the first Listing URL box in the Create a List page, paste the link you copied, and click OK. Alternatively, click the Add Item to Treasury link on the listing page (located on the right side of the listing, in the Item section).

    A photo of the item appears in the box.

  9. Repeat Steps 7 and 8 to add the remaining items that you selected to your list.

    You can include as many as 16.

  10. To change the order in which the items appear, click an item you want to move, drag it to the desired order in the list, and release your mouse button to drop it there.

    To remove an item from the list, hover your mouse pointer over the item and click the Remove link that appears.

  11. Click the Save button to save your list.

    Etsy creates your list and cites you as its “curator.” Etsy also adds it to the Treasury page.