Ever open a magazine (like ours!) and think, “How do they mix patterns so effortlessly?” Some people seem to have an innate talent for mixing and matching and others of us—well, let’s just say it can be an overwhelming proposition. The good news is that there are some foundational elements that make pattern mixing accessible for all of us. Keep our tips in mind, and you’ll be on your way to layering like a pro!
From formal rooms and nurseries to refurbished furniture, it’s easy to incorporate wallpaper into every home, but have you ever considered why statement wallpaper makes such an impact? We’ll give you one hint: Think big! We’ve outlined our top tips to help you create large scale wallpaper designs for your Spoonflower shop, a growing trend in the Marketplace.
Are you ready to make a statement in your home without breaking the bank? Today, the self-proclaimed “colour wieilding Queen” and blogger behind PMQ for two, Ariel Garneau, is showing how to transform an Ikea make-up table into a rolling bar cart using 1 part Woven Wallpaper and 1 part power tool mixed with 3 parts creativity. We feel confident that by the time you’re finished with this beginner-friendly DIY project, you’ll have a new favorite accent piece in your home and something to cheers to!
Feeling the winter blues? The cold days of January can make anyone stir-crazy. Instead of staring at the same old furniture, cheer up your space with this easy weekend project using our go-to home déc material: woven wallpaper. Whether you use an old bookcase at home or pick one up from a tag sale, this refresh is guaranteed to help you see your reading nook in a new light! Follow along as Spoonflower’s president, Allison Sloan Polish, takes you through the DIY.
Whoever said wallpaper was meant just for your walls never met the Spoonflower community. Removable, renter-friendly wallpaper offers the freedom to use your wallpaper in unexpected places like your laptop, desk, bathroom drawers and even your stairs. When it comes to stairs, you come and go on them every day, so why not brighten your way!
With the smooth, water-activated option, your project is wallpaper paste free and the woven, peel & stick wallpaper is ready for install once the paper backing has been removed. It’s just that easy! See some of our favorite wallpapered stair projects and find out how you can recreate these looks using designs from the Spoonflower Marketplace.
1. We can’t help but stare at this playful combination of bold colors and geometric prints.
If you’re anything like Spoonflower team member Meredith, you’ve probably snapped your fair share of instagram photos. If you’re also like Meredith, you’ve probably never printed any of those artfully filtered photos! Today, see how she changed her ways by creating 36 custom Instagram photo magnets for under $10!
If “never printing your camera phone photos” was a sport, I’d be the grand champion. However, this holiday season, I’ve finally decided to change my ways while also making the perfect personalized gift… and on a budget! With the help of Instagram, Photoshop and just one swatch of Spoonflower’s woven wallpaper, I used photos that may have never seen the light of day and transformed them into beautiful photo magnets! Follow along as I show you how I made this personalized gift. [Read more…] about DIY on a Dime : How To Make 36 Photo Magnets for Under $10!
Whether you’re busy crafting up a last minute Halloween costume this weekend or adding the final touches to your haunted house, find some last minute spooky inspiration from Marbles Kids Museum, neighbors of the Spoonflower HQ! With the help of Performance Pique and Woven Wallpaper, the museum transformed their space into a Kooky Spooky Halloween extravaganza for their annual frightfully fun celebration.
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.
Are you busy planning for your big day and searching for the perfect party favor to showcase your crafty side? Today on the blog, Spoonflower team member Meredith shows you how to use just one Woven Wallpaper swatch to make customizable covers for DIY slap bracelets, perfect for weddings, birthday parties, or your next big event!
Are you ready to level up your laptop case? About time to freshen up those tired old stickers that have been there since you created your Myspace account? If so, listen up! By far the favorite wallpaper hack among Spoonflower employees is the peel-and-stick laptop skin. There's a reason why just about each and every laptop in the Spoonflower HQ offices is adorned with a swatch of Woven Peel & Stick wallpaper! It's affordable (a swatch is just $7.50!) and super easy to peel off and change with the seasons of life. Plus, with all the options in our indie Marketplace or the ability to design your own, you can truly let your creativity run wild. Watch our video tutorial below to find out just how easy this wallpaper hack really is!