Celebrate the holiday season by transforming a family recipe into the perfect gift using Emma Jeffery’s tried and true Handwritten Recipe Tea Towel Tutorial. Spoonflower Berlin crew member Maria shares how she put a German twist on this project using her father’s Stollen recipe in the next installment of our Handmade Holiday Blog Hop!
Maria: Every holiday season I look forward to time spent with my family. While my home in Berlin is only a couple hours north of Dresden, where my parents live, heading home for Christmas is always the most special trip. The excitement that was once filled with gifts and surprises has now been replaced with simple traditions I look forward to year round. My favorite being a slice of my dad’s Stollen, a recipe he only makes once a year. Stollen is a traditional German bread containing dried fruit topped with sugar or icing meant to resemble Jesus as a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths. And while I might be a bit bias, my dad makes the best Stollen! This is my first Christmas working at Spoonflower and after seeing the original recipe tea towel I knew I had to make one for my dad for Christmas. Follow along to learn how to whip one up for your friends and family this holiday season! [Read more…] about A German Take on the Classic Recipe Tea Towel
The holidays are hands down our favorite time of the year. Fall is in the air, and with it, the smell of bonfires, sugary treats, and spiced drinks. But the holidays also brings in-laws, relatives, and more than a little bit of pressure if you’re the chosen host for the feasts and festivities. So we’ve assembled 9 examples of breathtaking table décor to help you beat holiday hosting anxiety. With these as inspiration, you can’t lose!
- Floridian tablescape with a tropical color palette
Congratulations is in order for Mikii Rathmann, who says her "Irish luck must be shining through" since out of the thousands of entries we had for this giveaway, she won! Mikii says she plans on sewing baby blankets galore and a curtain for her guest bathroom with her new serger and custom Modern Jersey. She also told us that the wallpaper in the background is from Spoonflower. How awesome is that? Congrats, Mikii!!
In an effort to stay on top the holidays this year, I’m starting my decorating prep now. While I realize we’re still about 3 weeks away from Thanksgiving, it’s only 49 days ’til Christmas! I love a good DIY and usually wait to the last minute, which causes a handmade panic to set in and makes for a less enjoyable holiday season. Here’s a few handcrafted ornaments to get started on to add to your home’s decor this year!
Gift wrapping: you either love it or hate it. If you’re in the second group, it’s probably because you want your gifts to look better and take less time. And with the gift giving season quickly approaching, now is the ideal time to brush up on your gift wrapping skills. Our friend and most gifted wrapper, Lia Griffith, visits the blog today to share her tips and tricks for wrapping the most beautiful presents. She shares how to tie the perfect bow, create a 3D paper bow and a custom gift bag. Whether you’re an absolute novice or consider yourself a pro, you’ll love this tutorial. Click below to watch the video as Lia shares the secret to wrapping the perfect gift!
Lia: This gift wrapping tutorial is something I have been excited about for a long time. I am a huge gift wrapping geek (is there such a thing?!) and I’m proud to have won the Scotch® Brands Most Gifted Wrapper Contest a few years ago. I love putting together beautifully wrapped gifts for every occasion and will always top them off with a handmade gift topper in paper or felt – such fun! I have a couple tips and tricks in my gift wrapping tutorial to help you get that gift wrapping just right, and hopefully make the holiday season a little easier all round!
Ready to get started on your own gifts? Download your bow template, choose your gift wrap designs and stock up on ribbon! Want to use the same designs featured in this video? Head over to Lia’s Spoonflower shop to pick up a roll of each!
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:
We always look forward to the day we get our treasure box of ornaments out of the closet to decorate the Christmas tree. Browsing this week’s contest is a lot like that sweet nostalgic moment: colorful and crazy, sweet and traditional, this contest is full of beautiful designs. Pick your favorite ornament gift wrap!
Incorporate custom printed fabric, wallpaper and gift wrap into your handmade holiday gifts this year by creating your own designs or shopping the Marketplace! Find that perfect zombie fabric for your zombie-themed quilt or design a special gift tag to add a festive yet personal touch to your gifts. This week we're offering one lucky winner the chance to receive $100 Spoonflower credit to use toward the purchase of fabric, wallpaper or gift wrap– their own design or something from the Marketplace!
Enter by Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 for a chance to win. We will announce the winner on the blog on Wednesday, October 29th. Congratulations to Samalah Gray– winner of our Welcome Pack giveaway!
Revised: Dec. 17, 2013
Christmas Ordering Deadlines
At this point, most of all of our deadlines have passed for Spoonflower orders to be received prior to December 24th, 2013. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact our support team.
Spoonflower Welcome Pack Ordering Deadlines
The deadline to order Welcome Packs for guaranteed arrival by December 24th has also passed, but remember that we also offer gift certificates that can be delivered any time!