Ah, spring – a time when everything feels fresh, new and full of life. As we welcome in blooming flowers and warmer weather, we’re also welcoming in our newest natural fabric, Cypress Cotton Canvas. It’s the perfect cotton fabric for refreshing every room in your home and Spoonflower staffer Gina is showing you how with a sweet miniature Cypress Cotton Canvas plant holder, great for adding a pop of color to your coffee table or making the gift of a new plant extra special for your friends and family. Ready to get started?
What happens when you mix ice cream and watercolor? Beautiful DIY napkin projects, that’s what! During the hot & sticky heat of summer, few things are as delicious and refreshing as ice cream. We love it so much, in fact, that we’ve combined it with another thing we love, watercolor, to create our newest (and dare we say sweetest?) DIY napkin project.
Are you excited about Spoonflower’s recent addition of Fleece, but not sure what to make? Fleece is remarkably easy to work with, prints vivid color and high detail, and doesn't fray! Spoonflower’s Senior Graphic Designer, Robin, is here to show us how to make a custom zippered laptop case using a combination of Fleece and Eco Canvas.
In this week’s edition of Make It Monday, we’ll help you prepare for the holiday season and the winter weather all in one project! Learn to sew a simple blanket (in any size) that can be snuggled with for years to come.
In this series, we kick off the week with a quick and easy project that we’re hoping to make by the end of the week, and we so hope that you will join along! Each Monday, check out our blog for a quick and easy project that can be completed in very little time. During the week, just sneak in a step or stitch here and there, sharing your progress with the hashtag #makeitmonday on the social media platform of your choice. We’ll share what you’re making as we go, rounding up our favorite shares on the weekend!
This week, let’s sew a simple blanket to donate to a local shelter or to warm someone you love this winter.
We love this tutorial on Momtastic.com for sewing a simple baby blanket. (Keep in mind, you can make this blanket as large or small as you’d like!)
If you’re looking for this design in the Spoonflower Marketplace, it’s Pennants, lemon – sun soaking by Natalie. Pretty sunny for a winter blanket, no? We recommend using cuddly Minky and Organic Cotton Knit for a warm blanket.
If you’re more of a blanket traditionalist, try this throw blanket tutorial from Let’s Go Sunning instead. Though we don’t print on flannel at Spoonflower yet, there are hundreds of plaid designs in the Spoonflower Marketplace, and paired with Minky and Organic Cotton Knit, you’ll sew up a blanket that’s as cozy as it gets. Oops! I mean– this blanket is for loved ones, not for keeping!
Don’t forget to show us your winter blankets on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter by tagging us or adding the hashtag #spoonflower and #makeitmonday. If you do, we may repost it to show off your beautiful, crafty progress!
Have a beautiful and industrious week!
design by Littlesmilemaker
We can’t believe it’s already time to start whipping up holiday gifts for friends and family. If you’re like us, we tend to wait ’til the last minute, but don’t wait too long and miss our ordering deadlines! Take a peek at the 2015 ordering deadlines for Christmas and Hanukkah below.
Christmas Ordering Deadlines
To receive your custom gift wrap, fabric, or wallpaper prior to December 24th, 2015, please place your order no later than the deadlines listed below. Please note that, in all cases, large orders may have longer lead times. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our support team.
Hanukkah Ordering Deadlines
To receive gift wrap, fabric or wallpaper prior to December 14th (the last night of Hanukkah this year), please place your order no later than:
If you run out of time to order custom fabric or other materials for holiday gifts, we also offer gift certificates, Welcome Packs and The Spoonflower Handbook that don’t require much lead time. To receive Welcome Packs prior to the holidays, please place orders by:
To all fathers, new and experienced, we wish you a day full of fun, relaxation, love and good times! Know a playful father who has an affinity for facial hair? This special mustache gift wrap by peacefuldreams may just add a chuckle or two.
If you walk into the greeting card aisle of your nearest convenience store and peruse the Father’s Day section, you’ll notice that fathers are actually pretty one-dimensional. Apparently, there are four things that make fathers happy: sports, tools, beer, and grilling meat. That’s a pretty tiny box, huh?
This Father’s Day, let’s give dads a break. Instead of buying that “kiss the chef” apron or springing for the new miter saw, join us in committing to give the fathers in your life something more meaningful. Try putting together a personalized gift like a special meal or a fun day trip. Catch him off guard with a handmade t-shirt or tie made from a fabric that makes him laugh or smile. We can help you with that!
Strathcona T-shirt & Henley Pattern/Tutorial | Sewing & Cocktails
DIY Skinny Tie | See Kate Sew
Cheese & Meat Platter | Man Made DIY
Appliquéed Undies | Craftstylish
DIY Men’s Boxer Shorts | Sew Outnumbered
A shower curtain is the perfect gift for a friend, or yourself, that will be enjoyed year round! Read on to learn how Spoonflower crew member Eloisa created an engineered shower curtain using Silky Faille!
Looking to make a shower curtain, a mural, or any project with an image wider than the fabrics we offer? If so, this tutorial is right for you! With these instructions, we will teach you how to break up your image so we can print multiple pieces of fabrics that, when pieced together, will complete the large image. We chose to make a shower curtain, but these instructions can be easily adapted to wall murals, one-image duvet covers, etc.