Are you ready to take a stroll down memory lane for today’s Handmade Holiday Blog Hop project? With a little help from Spoonflower designer Anda Corrie, you’ll be channeling a classic childhood holiday project for this stunning Celosia Velvet™ table runner! Don’t forget to add an extra dose of festive fun with handmade tassels following Anda’s helpful photo tutorial. See how easy it is to create this statement holiday décor project using paper snowflakes and get an inside look at Anda’s holiday celebrations in Berlin, Germany.
For this week’s challenge, designers have outdone themselves in the design test kitchen with their freshly baked gingerbread patterns just in time for the holiday season. We promise you’ll want to sample them all! Compliments to grand prize winner gaiamarfurt, who will be receiving a $200 Spoonflower credit for her design, Gingerbread-Blue. We’re also applauding second place (cynthiafrenette) and third place (scrummy) winners who will be receiving $100 and $50 in Spoonflower credit, respectively. Get sweet and find your favorite gumdrop gingerbread in the top ten.
1. 495 votes for gingerbread-blue by gaiamarfurt
2. 476 votes for Gingerbread Forest by cynthiafrenette
3. 412 votes for gingerbread town by scrummy
4. 382 votes for Gingerbread snowflakes / Christmas flowers by matite
5. 367 votes for Gingerbread Dreams – Aqua by heatherdutton
6. 358 votes for Gingerbread Snowflakes by torysevas
7. 354 votes for I Love Gingerbread ©Kirsten Katz by kirstenkatz
8. 351 votes for woodland gingerbread – black by mirabelleprint
9. 338 votes for Gingerbread Christmas Treats by run_quiltgirl_run
10. 301 votes for Gingerbread Tiles by jennifer_todd [Read more…] about Announcing the Gingerbread Design Challenge Winners
This year’s Handmade Holiday Blog Hop has given us endless inspiration for DIY projects that add a festive touch to the season of celebration. Today, Spoonflower designer Caley Hicks (therewillbecute in the Marketplace) is joining the hop to share what it means to have a handmade holiday as a designer–you’re in for a treat when you see Caley’s newest Christmas collection. Inspired by Caley’s designs, Spoonflower team member Meredith whipped up an easy reversible Christmas tree skirt using the Fill-a-Template™ 2-yard cheater quilt.
We’re kicking off this festive time of year with a Handmade Holiday blog hop featuring some of our favorite makers and designers to see how they celebrate the season across the globe. It might be snowing at our Berlin, Germany factory, but our friends in Australia are hitting the beaches for the holidays — and they’ve got DIY projects to prove it!
Each day we’ll update this post so you can see what everyone is making and find out how to recreate the projects at home. You can even join the fun by following #sfholidayhop and tagging your handmade holiday projects on your favorite social channel!
Today we’re starting things off right here with a DIY project from community favorite and a familiar face to the blog, Ceri Staziker, aka CeriGwen. Keep reading to see how Ceri is celebrating Christmas with her family using a customized advent calendar printed on Kona® Cotton Ultra. She may have even left a little gift so you can customize your own calendar!
HANDMADE HOLIDAY BLOG HOP SCHEDULE
Friday, November 17 | Ceri Staziker | Ceri Gwen
When choosing gift wrap to add personality to your presents, what design trends catch your eye most? Do you go with traditional patterns like plaids and stripes or do you prefer to let your gift wrap do the talking with bright colors and bold design choices? We’ve searched the Marketplace for some of our favorite designs to celebrate the season. They’re cozy and festive and we promise you’ll find the perfect design for everyone on your list! We’ve even sprinkled in four DIY projects to inspire your holiday décor!
If the gift giving season leaves you scratching your head trying to figure out what to get everyone on your list, you’re in luck! This year, we’ve rounded up 50 tea towel designs that will make the season of giving easier than ever. From teachers to technicians and everything in between, there’s a design for everyone this year thanks to the 500,000+ designs available in the Spoonflower Marketplace!
No time to DIY a set of linen cotton canvas tea towels? Be sure to visit our sister site, Roostery, to order these designs or any others from the Marketplace as finished tea towels. Just remember– ensure your order ships in time for the holidays using our helpful holiday shipping deadlines!
See which designs made the list!
1. For the Cat Lover
If you’ve ever planned a dinner party or hosted Thanksgiving, you know the to-do list leading up to the big event can sometimes feel never ending. A handmade touch to any dinner party is a must and when time is of the essence, an easy DIY project is key. Luckily, Brittany Lloyd of Lo & Behold Stitchery is stopping by the blog to share one of her easy placemat tutorials– make a complete set in under an hour! Keep reading to see how easy it really is.
The holidays can mean something different for everyone but one thing can be said for all of us: ‘Tis the season for holiday parties! Whether you’re attending them as a guest or taking on the task of playing hostess, the holidays give us the opportunity to bring out our best table linens and dinnerware. For those with a handmade holiday in mind, today’s DIY tutorial will be just the homemade touch you need for your already festive tablescape. Local quilter Brittany Lloyd of Lo & Behold Stitchery is sharing an easy quilted placemat that will impress your guests or make the perfect hostess gift.
Keep reading to see Brittany’s full tutorial and don’t miss Brittany’s beginner placemat tutorial— just incase quilting isn’t your thing!
Has anyone else noticed a trend of pastel colored holiday decorations making an appearance this time of year? Long gone are the days of just red and green! Today we’re excited to welcome the original pastel Christmas Queen herself, Lindsey Bonnice, the creator of the whimsical world of Live Sweet. You may remember the Organic Sweet Pea Gauze™ swaddle blankets Lindsey shared this spring, but today, she’s visiting the blog to share a DIY project just in time for your holiday celebrations. If you’ve been looking for a new addition to your handmade holiday but with a twist, Lindsey’s DIY fleece gingerbread bunting is just the project you need! With this easy no-sew project, you can have your gingerbread bunting finished and on display in under an hour!
You don’t have to be a DIY genius to put a handmade spin on gift-giving this season. Whether you go 100% custom-made or get a little help with Sprout Patterns’ White Glove sewing service, your friends and family will notice your attention to detail when choosing the perfect design (or creating your own!) to match each of their unique personalities. We’ve rounded up our favorite giftables that are guaranteed to warm hearts during the holidays.