It’s no secret that Halloween is a favorite holiday of the DIY community: from handmade costumes to perfectly carved pumpkins, there’s no shortage of me-made projects during the season of tricks and treats. For Spoonflower team member Meredith, gearing up for her favorite holiday means her four-legged friend also gets a DIY treat: Halloween Dog Bandanas. Keep reading to find out how she used the cheater quilt Fill-a-Project™ template and Spoonflower’s free bandana pattern to create nine different dog bandanas for under $3 each!
Black cats and jack-o-lanterns abound, this week’s Vintage Halloween design challenge is full of nostalgic fright! We couldn’t love this spirited challenge more and are just howling at the moon with delight for (two-time) grand prize winner, natalia_gonzalez who will be receiving a $200 Spoonflower credit for her design, Vintage Love Shack Monster Halloween Party. We also want to treat our second place (ohn_mar) and third place (mirabelleprint) winners who will be receiving $100 and $50 in Spoonflower credit, respectively. As if you weren’t completely spooked already, you can check out the entire top ten for even more friendly tricks.
1. 588 votes for Vintage love shack monster halloween party by natalia_gonzalez
2. 484 votes for Vintage Potions by ohn_mar
3. 451 votes for spooky vintage cats and pumpkins by mirabelleprint
4. 412 votes for Vintage_Halloween_Trick_or_Treat_Boo by johannaparkerdesign
5. 383 votes for Halloween X-Ray – Tan & Black by heatherdutton
6. 368 votes for MCM Crows and Jack-O’-Lanterns by Friztin by friztin
7. 367 votes for vintage halloween purple ivory by scrummy
8. 342 votes for WitchesHerbGarden by holmeshandmade
9. 324 votes for Halloween-animals by gaiamarfurt
10. 313 votes for Halloween kitty witch by gnoppoletta [Read more…] about Announcing the Vintage Halloween Design Challenge Winners
Whether you’re busy crafting up a last minute Halloween costume this weekend or adding the final touches to your haunted house, find some last minute spooky inspiration from Marbles Kids Museum, neighbors of the Spoonflower HQ! With the help of Performance Pique and Woven Wallpaper, the museum transformed their space into a Kooky Spooky Halloween extravaganza for their annual frightfully fun celebration.
Día de Muertos (Mexico’s Day of the Dead) kicks off on October 31st and rages on until November 2nd. Traditionally, southern and central Mexicans would celebrate & honor the deceased with sugar skulls (or calaveras) made of brightly colored sweets and flowers. We asked designers to interpret the iconic and sweetly macabre calavera last week. Browse their designs below, and get a jump on October’s renewed Weekly Design Challenges!
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.
Zombies, mummies, werewolves, vampires… perhaps not inherently evil, just misunderstood? We were delighted with all the creepy creatures our designer community came up with for last week’s prompt! Check out a few of our favorite “Monster Mash” tagged designs below and see them all here on our website.
Want to turn your table into a spooky setting for a Halloween feast? Heidi Kenney (our resident Queen of Halloween) is stopping by the blog today to share the how-to, using her cut-and-sew placemat template available in the Spoonflower Marketplace. Designed to be printed on 54″ wide fabrics (linen would also work), a fat quarter fits two placemats, and a yard gives you eight. Pick a FQ or yard up in Eco Canvas fabric, then follow her easy steps below to sew up these adorable placemats for a table-scape that’s fit for a family of goblins and ghouls!
These scary cute vintage Halloween treat bags are a quick cut-and-sew project from the Halloween Queen herself, Heidi Kenney. Heidi’s stopping by the blog today to share the how-to, using her cut-and-sew template available in the Spoonflower Marketplace. Pick a yard up here in a basic cotton or satin fabric, then follow her easy steps below to sew up these monstrously cute treat bags. They’re perfect for handing out to trick-or-treaters, as favors for Halloween parties, or for your kiddos to pass out to classmates at school.
While trick or treating might not have started until the sun was beginning to set, local Spoonflower community members started their Halloween on the creative side with a morning of spooky ( and cute!) Halloween inspired crafts. Festive fabric pumpkins, wacky woven wallpaper jack-o-lanterns and fabric ghosts: these were just a few of the spooky and kooky projects created at the Kids Halloween Craft Event this past Saturday in the Spoonflower Greenhouse.
The ghouls and gals took a break from making their no sew fabric pumpkins for a trick or treat tour of the Spoonflower operations facility, complete with phantom printers and spooky employees.
Unprinted woven wallpaper was a great base for personalized ghosts!
We’d definitely consider these spooky projects ones to DIY for!