Once September 1 hits, fabric, craft, and home goods stores start to stock their shelves with holiday wares. Whether you love it or hate it, seeing holiday stockings for sale when it’s still warm outside will never not be weird for us at Spoonflower HQ in Durham, NC. This year, we’re taking a different approach: making our own! This project can be done using 1 yard of fabric (this is a great Fill-a-Yard™ project!), takes no time at all, and will have friends and family members begging for your DIY secret. Whether you tell them (or make them one) is up to you. Download your free pattern and let’s get started!
When it comes to kid’s artwork, the turkey handprint is a staple in classrooms around the United States. We love the idea of treating dad, mom or a grandparent to their very own keepsake apron that will last for seasons to come. Plus, kids will be so proud to see their handmade projects come to life around the kitchen table. This project can be adapted to any season or holiday as well, whether you upload your kid’s artwork (find out how to do that here) or choose an elegant or fun design from the Spoonflower Marketplace. You can even go the extra mile and create a coordinating table runner! So let’s get started on this easy adult apron DIY, and don’t forget to grab the free pattern and share with your friends!
As a parent, one of the most joyful and fulfilling experiences is hanging up artwork created by your kids. But as the holidays stack up, so do the drawings, pictures, and art projects. Looking for a better way to hang onto your kids’ creations instead of a revolving cast of fridge decorations? One of our favorite projects is the DIY Adjustable Apron (click here for the apron tutorial). But how do you get from artwork on the fridge to a custom, DIY apron? In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to scan, isolate, and arrange a classic kids holiday art project, the hand print turkey, into a seamlessly repeating pattern. Kid’s will love seeing their work in a new way, and you’ll love having something functional that still shows your love and pride for your little one. So grab a turkey drawing (or a couple!) and let’s get started. [Read more…] about From Fridge to Fabric: Turn Artwork into an Adorable Apron
Boring loungewear got you down? Then this tutorial is for you: custom-printed pants that match comfort with your personal style. Spoonflower’s own Katie B. is here today to show you how to stitch up the loungewear of your dreams. And with over 500k+ designs available in the Spoonflower Marketplace, there is a design for everyone. Follow along to learn how to make your own!
With Thanksgiving just around the corner for many of us, it’s time to start planning ahead for the holiday season–and that means decorations. If you have kids, you know that this time of year is challenging because you want to keep your little ones engaged and occupied (especially if they’re on holiday break) while also accomplishing your decorating tasks. Never fear: we’ve assembled a list of 15 easy DIY ornaments & crafts you can make with your kids. Keep them busy, create some fun memories that will last for years to come, and get your house decorated at the same time. A win-win-win, if you ask us. Let’s jump in!
1. Holiday family newsletter ornaments
2. Cut and sew gnome ornaments
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Not sure what to make for your loved ones this year? Well fear not, because we’ve got you covered with a gift idea for everyone on your list. Show your favorite people how much you care with these sweet and simple handmade holiday gifts that are sure to put you on everyone’s “nice” list this year!
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We are so thrilled to be gathering with friends and family this week to celebrate the abundance of the season and give thanks. Whether you’re hosting a feast in the coming weeks or thinking up a thank you gift for your hosts, these handmade holiday decorations and fabrics are sure to add a special touch to the occasion.
This Turkey Tea Towel by Wild Olive is sure to delight any host who’s spent the day in the kitchen.
Really Retro Kitchen by LittleRhodyDesign is the perfect homage to the tools that make any feast great!
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The holiday season is quickly approaching and we wanted to send a friendly reminder to designers to make their designs for sale on gift wrap! Be sure to double check these important steps:
- When you upload a design to Spoonflower, the scale will automatically default to 150 dpi across all three substrates–fabric, wallpaper and gift wrap. If you make a change to one substrate (fabric, wallpaper or gift wrap), it will not automatically change the scale of the other substrates.
- It may be helpful to note that gift wrap designs are best displayed at a smaller scale so we suggest manually adjusting the size (and repeat if necessary) of your design on the gift wrap preview.
Once you’re happy with the layout of your gift wrap design, be sure to click “Save this Layout” to save your changes!