Does a trip to your local nursery result in a car filled to the brim with new greenery to add to your growing houseplant oasis? If so, today’s tutorial will be just the project you need to add a pop of pattern to your “greenhouse”. Using 2 yards of Cypress Cotton Canvas™, follow along as Spoonflower crew member Gina shares how to stitch up a planter bag in under an hour. These make the perfect housewarming gift (just add the plant!) but after you make one, you might just want to keep it for yourself! Keep reading to see the video tutorial or jump ahead for the step-by-step instructions.
When you peel back the layers, there’s a lot going on beneath our feet. And this week’s Geology Design Challenge was the perfect inspiration to celebrate Earth’s materials, natural resources and the processes that have acted on our dynamic planet over the entire history of time. We’re loving the results of this week’s challenge and are extending an enthusiastic congratulations to grand prize winner camcreative, who will be receiving a $200 Spoonflower credit for her design, Colorful Agates. We’re also thrilled to congratulate second place (aspenartsstudio) and third place (sarah_treu) winners who will be receiving $100 and $50 in Spoonflower credit, respectively. Dig up your favorites in the top ten.
1. 336 votes for Colorful agates by camcreative
2. 316 votes for Geology Macro – Lapis Agates Mineralogy – Large Scale by aspenartsstudio
3. 295 votes for Sedimentary Discovery by sarah_treu
4. 293 votes for blue and green geode by karismithdesigns
5. 288 votes for Deep treasures. Geology. Dinosaurs skulls, crystals, rocks. by kostolom3000
6. 284 votes for rock stacks by cjldesigns
7. 240 votes for Nautilus fossils in sapphire blue by adenaj
8. 237 votes for River Rocks by vo_aka_virginiao
9. 233 votes for Dyed Agate-Ocean Blues by groovity
10. 226 votes for Watercolor Rock Collection by artfully_minded [Read more…] about Announcing the Geology Design Challenge Winners
Spoonflower strives to ensure that our fabrics are good for you and good for the earth. From our low-waste digital print process and organic fabric options to paper options certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), we seek to provide products made safely and sustainably. While the textile industry is rife with sustainability problems, see how Spoonflower has worked hard to reverse this direction.
To set the stage for an eco-friendly gathering, we turned to our pals at Cherry Blossom Events, who have an eye for throwing themed parties with a sustainable edge. Their team was inspired by Spoonflower designs that evoked nature in all its finery–from ocean waves and bold botanicals to playful tree prints. Keep reading to find out the five ways you can throw a greener party.
Earlier this week we shared the different ways Earth Day is celebrated throughout the year at the Spoonflower HQ. Whether we’re composting our lunches, tending to the employee garden, or diverting more than 2,000 pounds of waste from the landfill to our compost, we’ve embraced the importance of protecting our mother earth. Now it’s your turn!
Show us how you’re celebrating Earth Day :
- Snap a pic of your Spoonflower Eco Canvas project and tag your Instagram photo with @spoonflower and hashtag #SpoonflowerEarthDay2017 by 10 a.m EDT April 24th.
- For every Instagram photo shared with our Earth Day hashtag, we’ll donate $1 to Recycle Across America.
- One lucky person will win 2 yards of Eco Canvas featuring their favorite Marketplace design
On April 22, 1970, there was an uprising of more than 20 million Americans who stood up to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in impressive coast-to-coast rallies. Thousands of colleges and universities organized protests against the deterioration of the environment. Groups that had been individually fighting against oil spills, pollution, toxic dumps, pesticides, water insecurity, the loss of wilderness, and the extinction of wildlife suddenly realized they shared common values.
“For Earth Day 2017, communities must take the lead promoting Environmental and Climate Literacy. Now more than ever in recent history, people around the world are hungry to engage in public policy. It is up to all of us to use this unprecedented opportunity to build the change we need.”
Happy Earth Day! To celebrate, we have found some fun projects to help you waste less, grow more, and enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors! From reusable totes that hold your groceries to a hammock that holds YOU, check out these DIY projects and make the most of what you’ve got this Earth Day.
Make an Everyday Tote by Sprout Patterns
Get ready, get set, get crafty – for Earth Day! With all the birds singing and flowers blooming, we've compiled a handful of unique and thrifty projects to help you and your friends get into the sustainability spirit this spring. Go grab a spot under a tree and get a new project started!
Finally, something useful to make from all those sentimental t-shirts you've accumulated!
Make paper from the invasive weeds you find in your yard this spring | The Invasive Paper Project