We asked our friends Sarah and Andrea at Cherry Blossom Events to show us how they would throw a beautiful barn wedding. Using a new collection from celebrated Spoonflower designer shopcabin, the team masterfully mixed textures, colors—and had some fun with wallpaper in the process. Whether you’re planning your own wedding or know someone who’s going to say “I do,” here are some tips from Sarah and Andrea for the big day.
Kathy Glynn, the author of Hand Lettering Step by Step: Techniques & Projects to Express Yourself Creatively, is back to share the second part of her DIY hand lettering tutorial. By the time you’re done, you’ll be ready to digitally print your calligraphy onto your favorite fabric, wallpaper or gift wrap. If you missed part one, digitizing your lettering, of Kathy’s two-part series, be sure to take a peek before you get started today.
Kathy: Designing your own fabric is a fun way to share your lettering with others or to incorporate your lettering into your craft projects. Before you get started, decide on the elements you want to use, keeping in mind that the design will be repeated. Today I’m using a calligraphic phrase I previously scanned and a scanned watercolor swatch to color the lettering. I used the watercolor swatch to create a custom pattern in Photoshop that gives the lettering a subtle gradation effect. [Read more…] about Turn Your Hand Lettering into a Fabric Design: Backgrounds and Repeats
Have you tried your hand at calligraphy, the DIY trend that’s adding a personal touch to projects like wedding invitations, wall art and even fabric? If you’ve been eager to give this trend a try, you’re in luck because we’re excited to welcome Kathy Glynn, the artist and author behind Hand Lettering Step by Step: Techniques & Projects to Express Yourself Creatively, for a two part series showing you how to transform your hand lettering into a fabric design.
In today’s installment, Kathy will share the first step of this project: taking your lettering from paper to pixel.
The venue is booked, the dress has been selected (bonus points for me-made!) and the cake tasting is complete, but have you thought about how your guests will send you off to newlywed bliss? We love a festive sparkler exit but more and more engaged couples are finding that venues are putting out the fire before the sparklers are even lit. Lucky for you, the wedding experts at Ruffled have solved your wedding woes with a venue-friendly (glitter and flame-free!) DIY send off that any member of your bridal party can create in just a few easy steps– no sewing required.
It’s no secret that we’re fans of Maddie Flanigan, the fearless founder of lingerie brand Madalynne. After a summer of lingerie making workshops, Maddie is back with your new go-to fall look featuring our dreamy chiffon. If you thought it was time to pack up your chiffon for heavier weight fabrics, you’re in for a treat! Keep reading to see how Maddie is transitioning this lightweight fabric for fall with the DIY statement piece you can sew up in under 2 hours!
What do you get when you mix 40 wedding industry creatives, the most pristine camping set-up, 150 yards of fabric and two ambitious event planners looking to connect with industry peers in a relaxing setting? One year ago we might not have been able to provide the answer but thankfully, we now know you’ll get three unbelievably inspiring days at Camp Wed.
After the rings are exchanged and the I do’s are said, it’s time to celebrate the special day! Add a finishing touch to your reception with a custom-printed menu banner to give your guests a taste of what’s being served. This easy DIY project can be completed with just a fat quarter of Linen Cotton Canvas Ultra, and we’ve even included three menu banner templates to help you kick-start your DIY wedding planning. Find out how to create this perfect party project in our beginner-friendly two-part tutorial!
When a Spoonflower team member gets ready to say ‘I do,’ you can guarantee custom fabric will be making an appearance. For DIY bride and Marketing team member Meredith, she knew fabric would play a big role on her big day. From customized bridesmaids’ tote bags to a handmade ring pillow, her guests got the full Spoonflower experience. When it came to the gift she’d give her husband-to-be, Meredith knew exactly where she’d find her inspiration. Using a twist on the always popular recipe tea towel project, see how this crafty bride created a handmade handkerchief to commemorate the special occasion for under $22!
We’re head over heels for these cute DIY ring pillows. You can customize them by uploading your own design with your wedding logo or colors, or by choosing a complimentary design from our Marketplace. And, because it only takes two swatches of Spoonflower’s Satin, this project can be completed for under $15, adding a splash of style to your big day. Let’s go ahead and jump in!
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As a DIY bride, you may have taken on the task of crafting beautiful handmade gifts for your wedding party. We’re helping you check that project off your to-do list with DIY Sleep Masks to help your bridesmaids get a good night’s rest before the main event. Handmade lingerie expert, Sarah Norwood of Ohhh Lulu Lingerie, (her me-made lingerie is seriously swoon-worthy!) is showing us how to make eight mix & match sleep masks with a Fill-a-Project™ Cheater Quilt “hack” featuring some of her favorite floral designs from the Spoonflower Marketplace! With over 500,000 designs in the Marketplace, you can find a design to match each unique personality in your wedding party.