Let the countdown begin, Christmas is just 27 day aways! A Christmas tree is a staple of holiday decor and we're loving this alternative option created by Rae Ann Kelly, from raeannkelly.com. Check out how she created this festive but simple tree and enter to win one for yourself!
Looking for creative and festive ideas for spicing up your holiday table? Mica May, founder of May Designs, visits the blog today to share how she created a lovely DIY Thanksgiving table using Spoonflower fabric and gift wrap!
Pull up a chair and join us for a Thanksgiving DIY Dinner! Here's an inside look at how to use May Designs and Spoonflower at your holiday table this season.
To start things off, we chose a color palette that we loved and stuck with it. We wanted something different than your typical bright orange & olive green, so we went with a more subtle fig, gold, and cream with lots of natural elements that added great texture.
In today's tutorial guest blogger Emma Jeffery of Hello Beautiful shares a sentimental gift idea just in time for the holiday season.
What do you give that favorite teacher, dedicated youth leader, fun soccer coach or loved band leader this Christmas? Why, a personalized, heartfelt tea towel, made with love and group collaboration, of course!
With Hanukkah right around the corner and Christmas quickly approaching, we know gift giving is on your mind. Good thing we're holding our first ever Gift Wrap Design Challenge! Cosy up and pick out your favorite Mittens wrapping paper design.
All the rich colors of autumn are on full display in this week's Design Challenge. Here in North Carolina, people come from all over to drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway and ooh and aah over the changing foliage. Although the sights are breathtaking, you can save cash and time on a trip and enjoy the scenery of these ten fall leaf fabrics, instead!
And here are the voting results!
1. 449 votes for Foliage by friedbologna
2. 421 votes for Vive l'automne ! by demigoutte
3. 399 votes for Fall leaves by alfabesi
4. 395 votes for Fall Leaves & Birds Do Too by sammyk
5. 395 votes for Lots of Leaves by verycherry
6. 375 votes for falling charms by liluna
7. 364 votes for Lunaria on a Fall Day by chicca_besso
8. 347 votes for Cute nature. by panova
9. 342 votes for Autumn Royalty by robinpickens
10. 340 votes for Fantastic Fall by koalalady
Visitors to the Spoonflower site are now getting an upgrade to their Studio homepage–a place to discover new designs, browse stats on sales and favorites, review order history, and more!
We'll be rolling out our redesigned homepage to all visitors over the next few weeks. We think you'll find your new Spoonflower Studio is full of useful information, and a great way to keep connected to the Spoonflower community. The page can even be customized, depending on what information you're most interested in!
The gift giving season is quickly approaching and what better way to spice up your gifts than with personalized gift wrap? Spoonflower gift wrap comes in 26in x 6ft rolls in a satin finish. One lucky winner will receive 3 rolls of gift wrap featuring designs of their choice. Design your own wrapping paper with family photos, pets or your favorite festive character, or choose prints from the Spoonflower Marketplace! Check out designer, blogger, and Most Gifted Wrapper contest winner Lia Griffith's Pin Board for more gift wrapping inspiration!
Enter by Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 for a chance to win. We will announce the winner on the blog on Wednesday, November 27th. Congratulations to Carol Thomas, the winner of our Grainline Moss pattern giveaway!
In today's tutorial, Spoonflower team member and artist Eloisa walks us through the simple steps to create custom gift wrap on Spoonflower using free printables (downloadable graphics). Eloisa, Natitys on Spoonflower, created some lovely snowflake designs for you to download and she'll show you how to customize these designs (or any free printables) to your heart's content for your own holiday wrapping paper!
Our dear friend Nicole Neblett of Mama Love Quilts is sharing her quilting knowledge all this fall in the Spoonflower Greenhouse with a series of modern quilting workshops. For those of you who can't make it to learn and stitch with us here at our North Carolina crafting and community space, Nicole is kindly offering her workshops in the form of simple block technique tutorials here on the Spoonflower blog. In today's tutorial, Nicole will demonstrate the modern half-square triangle block using the stitch and flip technique. Enjoy!
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.
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!
Our Film Noir Design Challenge was full of fresh takes on classic icons from the most intriguing film genre. Prepare to be dazzled by the grit of our great finalists. Designer Zapi captures the scene in a nutshell in the description of her winning pattern Crime & Love: "Cigarette smoke, guns, fatal women, police agents, corruptions, noble heroes and a lot more in this little city full of eyes."
And here are the voting results:
1. 432 votes for Crime&Love by zapi
2. 329 votes for Hotel Keys by noirgirl
3. 323 votes for Film Noir by pollyannahandmade
4. 316 votes for Strange Encounters by christinewitte
5. 312 votes for Noire5a by kmadrid
6. 304 votes for Rainy & Criminal Night by demigoutte
7. 259 votes for film_noir by motyka
8. 256 votes for The Usual Suspects by beesocks
9. 238 votes for FilmNoir by jenna_hoffman
10. 222 votes for film_noir by beckylong10
Grainline Studio is a pattern shop featuring modern, fashion-forward patterns that fit seamlessly into your wardrobe. All of their patterns are drafted with a contemporary fit and they take extra care to provide clearly illustrated instructions that are easy to follow to ensure a professional finish. Today we are offering one lucky winner the chance to win a Moss Skirt pattern and custom printed fabric to sew it up! Jennifer Beeman, the creative vision behind Grainline Studio, used Spoonflower's Organic Cotton Sateen to stitch up a Moss Skirt and we couldn't be more excited about how lovely it looks! See how to enter after the jump.
We're loving these simple buntings, banners and garlands for a festive fall made from the humble and handy crafting supply, paper. Visit our Pinterest board for more DIY fall projects and find the perfect fall wrapping papers to make them in the Spoonflower marketplace of independent designers.
We've had so much fun this past year sharing our crafting and community space to learn skills and make things with folks here in Durham, North Carolina, and what better way to decorate for our first Greenhouse anniversary party than with a festive photo bunting made from Spoonflower gift wrap!
We made a simple garland filled with some of our favorite photos from the Greenhouse-- collaged and printed Spoonflower gift wrap. And trust me, being one of the least tech-savvy people working for an Internet company-- if I can do it, you can, too!
Have you heard? This week we introduced a new fabric to the Spoonflower family! Silky Faille is an elegant fabric that drapes beautifully and is appropriate for a variety of different projects like dresses, blouses and scarves, pillows and curtains.