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!
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Looking to have a handmade Hanukkah? We’ve got just the thing. Add even more cheer to your festivities with double-sided Fleece bunting (no sewing required!) and themed wrapping paper. We can’t wait to show you this easy, affordable, and super fun project. Let’s get started!
Here’s what you’ll need: [Read more…] about Handmade Hanukkah: Double-Sided Dreidel Bunting
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!
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!
Take a break from decking the halls by decking out your family in these holiday jammies. These comfy bottoms will turn even the the biggest bah-humbug into a Holiday Cheermeister. Whether you’re dressing up for holiday pictures or cuddling up around the tree, PJs are a must. Check out the instructions below–we’re using Sprout Patterns’ Jasper pattern (for the guy in your life), but check out the Lucy pattern for a slimmer, ladies cut, and the Baby Leggings pattern for little ones. You can even get a coat for the dog! Love the look but hate sewing? Check out Sprout’s White Glove service, to get a professional to stitch up your jammies for a little bit extra.
If you’re more of a visual learner, click here to watch the video tutorial as Spoonflower team member Tim stitches up a custom pair in no time!
What you’ll need for the project:
- Your Sprout Patterns Jasper pattern
- Twill tape or elastic for the waistband /drawstring
- Measuring tape
- Sewing machine and/or serger
- Front pant leg (2)
- Back pant leg (2)
- Waistband (2)
- Fly facing
Let the tutorial begin!
Delicate, heirloom holiday decorations are great, but there’s a special place in our hearts for functional decorations we can get a little use out of! Today our friend Emma Jeffery of the blog Hello Beautiful stops by to share a video tutorial taking you through the steps of how to create your own customized pillow design in Picmonkey to print onto fabric. Then, she’ll walk you through how to stitch up an easy zipper pillow with optional piping. Whether you’re making a thoughtful gift for a loved one or just trying to step up the festive decor in your own home, this tutorial is sure to teach you a thing or two!
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Looking for more ways to personalize your holiday décor? Check out Emma’s tutorial for an easy embroidered holiday banner!
Looking for a fun advent calendar to make and use for years to come? Our super creative friend Anda Corrie of Berlin visits the blog to share a simple cut-and-sew advent calendar she created that fits on one yard of fabric. Read on for the full how to!
Anda: Like me, do you usually wait until it’s way too late to create the Pinterest-worthy advent calendar of your dreams and end up stuck with a printed paper box from Kaiser’s? Make this pocket-style hanging calendar easily in one afternoon instead—and use again year after year!
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
Cut & Sew Finnish Elves | Mirkahokkanen on Spoonflower
Welcome to the busiest time of year for designers and makers alike. On Spoonflower, now’s the time shoppers are picking out fabrics and papers for handmade gifts, decor, and stocking their handmade shops for the busy season. As a designer, you need to be ready with an updated shop and fresh designs to compete with all the other show-stopper designers in the marketplace. However will you prepare? We’ve rounded up our favorite tips and tools where you’re a designer or just looking for quick freebies to get you through the season and support indie designers and makers in the community.
Free calendar printables
Gold Glitter texture pack
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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