We love seeing interesting uses for our materials and this post from our friend Sarah Louise Matthews does not disappoint. Here she shares a step by step tutorial for transforming our wrapping paper into beautiful paper flowers for a DIY garland. Read on for the full how to!
spring DIY projects
If you’re anything like me, gardening is not your forte. But that doesn’t stop you from enjoying florals and adding botanical elements to your home. I was thrilled when Sarah Louise, maker and artist based in the UK, shared her idea for creating giant paper roses using our Smooth wallpaper. These DIY roses are the perfect way to bring flowers into your life without the challenge of keeping them alive. Keep reading for the full how-to for creating some for yourself!
Get ready for beach season with this fun sewing project created by Ceri Staziker! She shares how to stitch a sweet cover-up for your kids along with a downloadable PDF to create your own custom sewing pattern!
This is an easy, step-by-step sewing tutorial to create a Minky beach cover-up for a child aged approximately 4-8 years. The tutorial uses my cut-and-sew patterns which can be found here. Alternatively, you can download my free PDF pattern to create a version from your own fabric designs.
So, you got caught up with schoolwork, yard work or just work, and haven’t had time to devote to that Grand Project for Mother’s Day you planned to start a month ago. We’ve been there! Read on for 5 thoughtful DIY gifts that will delight any mom for Mother’s Day and should take only a few hours to complete. Whether you’re thanking the person that raised you or you want to treat your best friend who gives it all for her family, a simple handmade gesture speaks volumes.
(I made these a few years ago for Mother’s Day, and my mom still has them displayed!)
Happy crafting and Happy Mother’s Day!
Happy Earth Day! To celebrate, we have found some fun projects to help you waste less, grow more, and enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors! From reusable totes that hold your groceries to a hammock that holds YOU, check out these DIY projects and make the most of what you’ve got this Earth Day.
Make an Everyday Tote by Sprout Patterns
If you know a little something about the team over here at Spoonflower, then you probably know we sure do love a good furniture DIY project! We especially love a project that gives a piece of furniture once considered prime-for-the-dumpster a new life with a little tender loving DIY care! Today on the blog, we’re showcasing five of our favorite furniture upcycling projects from around the web.
Barb Blair, author of Furniture Makes the Room and Furniture Makeovers: Simple Techniques for Transforming Furniture with Paint, Stains, Paper, Stencils, and More could easily be considered the “Queen of Refurbishing” in our eyes. Whether she’s using Spoonflower wallpaper to turn a drab dresser into the dresser of your dreams, or working her magic with a bucket of milk paint, Barb has taken upcycling to the next level.
Were you one of the many folks who vowed that this was the year your craft space would stay organized, clean and you would no longer spend countless hours digging through your fabric stash just to find your missing measuring tape? Now that we’re well into February, how are you doing sticking to these resolutions? If you’re needing a quick pick me up to get back on the resolution track, Spoonflower team member Meredith is here to help. Follow along as she shows you how to create custom cubby covers to easily keep your craft supplies in check.
If you’ve ever participated in the excitement of a running race like a fun run, 5K, or half marathon, you’ve probably received a race bib stating important race information like your name, race number and location. To some, this may seem like another piece of paper, but to Spoonflower crew member Meredith, it’s quickly become part of her favorite running memories. Join her today as she shows you how to use Adobe Photoshop to turn your race bibs into a custom running top–sure to get you a gold medal in style!
If you’re in the midst of your spring cleaning and battling with the decision to part with your old, sentimental t-shirts, these unique and practical ideas + tutorials will help you cope! Upcycling is the process of converting waste products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value. Tell us how you upcycle your retired t-shirts in the comments!
With springtime energy picking up in North Carolina, birds are chirping loud and proud and the sun is shining brighter and brighter. Now is the time to improve your napping game in time for the dog days of summer! Spring is also a time of renewal, so let’s take a moment to get your nightly sleep routine up to par with some DIYs that are sure to leave you rejuvenated!