Happy Lunar New Year! According to Chinese zodiac, 2017 is the year of the rooster, more specifically the “Fire Rooster” which only comes around once every 60 years. Roosters are thought to be the “time keepers,” signaling when to start the day. They are the ambitious early risers, the hard working feathered friends of the zodiac. At Spoonflower, we feel 2017 is going to shape up to be the year of Roostery — our new sister brand that brings custom fabric to finished home goods. Today Kate from the Roostery team is stopping by the blog to share some of her favorite rooster themed Roostery products! Because what could be better than coming home to roost in a house full of rooster themed designs from Roostery? Okay now that was a tongue twister…
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We love a good year end round up post. So much so, in fact, that it was hard for us to narrow down all the things we wanted to share. We settled on a smattering of our favorite blog posts, designs, and happenings in Spoonlandia. We’ll revisit big news for us from the past year (hint hint, the launch of our second sister company, Roostery, definitely makes the list) as well as fabric launches, design trends, and more. Let’s dive in!
Blog posts that make our hearts sing
While these aren’t just from 2016, these are the posts we keep coming back to again and again. No matter how many dresses we make or pillows we stitch together, these are the projects that stay in our minds and in our crafting rotation year-round.
Still one of our all-time favorite projects, these tea towels are the perfect personalized gift. Not only are they easy to stitch up, but since they’re made from a fat quarter, they’re affordable, too. We made a video tutorial this year to help people create their own tea towels, from designing it in Photoshop to hemming it up once it arrives printed and pretty from Spoonflower. If you haven’t checked them out yet, now is the time. Ahem, now would also be a good time to ask you to subscribe to our Youtube channel, if you haven’t already! We have a team working hard to keep bringing you helpful tutorials just like this one on a regular basis.
This past October, with the help of Marbles Kids Museum, Spoonflower got in the Halloween spirit at the annual Kooky Spooky Halloween party. Just two months later, Marbles was getting into the holiday spirit transforming the museum from a haunted mansion into a winter wonderland for Evening with Elves. Today, the Marbles team visits the blog to give you a closer look inside the transformation and show how they used Spoonflower’s Performance Pique and Fleece to make it all happen.
It may as well be an International Holiday for designers everywhere: The release day of Pantone’s Color of the Year. Always on trend and (perhaps) even ahead of the trend, Pantone has chosen a fresh, spring green as their heralded hue. Love it or hate it, “Greenery” is about to have its day in the sun and you may just start seeing Pantone 15-0343 everywhere. We’ve rounded up our favorite leafy green hued designs from the Spoonflower Marketplace below. Just tap each image to shop the designs on fabric, wallpaper and gift wrap. Not a huge fan of greenery? Just give it some time, it just might grow on you.
Removable wallpaper might just be our most versatile product at Spoonflower. You can use it for giant wall stickers, accents in your home, dressing your tech, lining drawers, and the list goes on and on! Below we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite wallpaper projects from bloggers and Spoonflower employees that we hope will inspire you to tackle your next home dec aspiration. For a limited time, wallpaper rolls are 15% off until 10 am EST, Monday January 23.
1. This stunner of a budget rental kitchen remodel had our jaws dropping.
2. Giant DIY Wall Stickers
With Thanksgiving just around the corner for many of us, it’s time to start planning ahead for the holiday season–and that means decorations. If you have kids, you know that this time of year is challenging because you want to keep your little ones engaged and occupied (especially if they’re on holiday break) while also accomplishing your decorating tasks. Never fear: we’ve assembled a list of 15 easy DIY ornaments & crafts you can make with your kids. Keep them busy, create some fun memories that will last for years to come, and get your house decorated at the same time. A win-win-win, if you ask us. Let’s jump in!
1. Holiday family newsletter ornaments
2. Cut and sew gnome ornaments
Cut & Sew Finnish Elves | Mirkahokkanen on Spoonflower
The holidays are hands down our favorite time of the year. Fall is in the air, and with it, the smell of bonfires, sugary treats, and spiced drinks. But the holidays also brings in-laws, relatives, and more than a little bit of pressure if you’re the chosen host for the feasts and festivities. So we’ve assembled 9 examples of breathtaking table décor to help you beat holiday hosting anxiety. With these as inspiration, you can’t lose!
- Floridian tablescape with a tropical color palette
Not sure what to make for your loved ones this year? Well fear not, because we’ve got you covered with a gift idea for everyone on your list. Show your favorite people how much you care with these sweet and simple handmade holiday gifts that are sure to put you on everyone’s “nice” list this year!
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Something about dropping temperatures, the smell of mulled spices and the orangey, golden hues painting the trees this time of year gets us in the mood to make aaaaaaaall the crafty things. Whether it’s sprucing up the home with an autumnal refresh, or a new cut-and-sew Halloween mask to spook the trick-or-treaters, we’ve found every Halloween craft under the Harvest moon for you to make this fall!
1. Cut and Sew Vintage Halloween Treat Bags
DIY Vintage-inspired treat bags? Yes, please. See the tutorial here.