Explore 5 Design Motifs in Chinese Art
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by Sarah Yeo
1w ago
When you’re looking for just the right design for your next project, curating a collection can help you find the perfect pattern. But where do you start? The process begins with finding a theme and identifying recurring motifs. With that in mind, and in honor of Asian & Pacific American Heritage Month, self-taught illustrator and former Chinese language teacher Sarah Yeo is here to share some popular motifs in Chinese art and how she found corresponding designs on Spoonflower. Read along to learn what she found and learn some design collection tips along the way!   Some of ..read more
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What You Need to Know to Design for Metallic Wallpaper
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by Betsy Greer
1M ago
Our Metallic wallpapers in Silver and Gold are luxe options for anyone looking to add extra glamour to their space. If you have questions about these substrates, you’re in the right place! This post walks you through what you need to know to a) create designs with Metallic wallpaper in mind and b) gain more insight into how designs look on silver and gold as well. Want even more insider information? Please visit our Help Center article with more details.  Comparing a Silver Metallic wallpaper swatch on the left with a Gold Metallic wallpaper swatch on the right. Featured collection To ..read more
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How to Sew a Bowl Cozy
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by Peppermint Magazine
1M ago
When you’re in a hurry, microwaving food can be a great timesaver, but running to the table with a microwaved bowl in your hands makes for a risky sprint! However, after completing this microwavable bowl cozy tutorial, you’ll soon be turning those mad dashes across the kitchen with a piping hot bowl into smug steps of satisfaction, complete with cool hands. Our friends at Peppermint magazine are back to show you how to make this quick project ensuring both ease and style the next time you zap your next meal. The finished project. Featured designs: Protea Abstract 4 Bottle Green and Graphic J ..read more
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How to Make a DIY Headboard with Peel and Stick Wallpaper
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by Danika Herrick
2M ago
Want to transform your bedroom in a flash with a bold pop of color? In this tutorial, interior designer and Spoonflower artist Danika Herrick shares how you can quickly and easily create your own DIY headboard with Peel and Stick wallpaper. You’ll learn how she revamped a blank beige dorm room into a cozy space—in just a few steps, and with no heavy lifting! A close up of the finished Peel and Stick headboard. Featured collection Danika: While moving into your first dorm room or apartment is such an exciting event, having to decorate it yourself can feel overwhelming. Additionally, trying t ..read more
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5 Surface Design Themes Inspired By the African Diaspora 
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by Courtney Napier
3M ago
Check out the full array of designs mentioned in Courtney’s post! Featured designs Did you know that the breadth of Spoonflower designs exists not only across motifs and colorways, but also across cultures too? This Black History Month we’re highlighting designs inspired by the Black Diaspora with journalist Courtney Napier. In this post, she shares her curated design collection so you can incorporate them into your home, office or studio with wallpaper or home decor. Create a handmade gift like a quilted jacket or tote bag for someone special. Beyond the visual beauty of these designs is the ..read more
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How To Reupholster a Settee
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by Wendy Conklin
3M ago
The before and after photos show the transformation reupholstery can have on furniture. Featured design: Smells Like Spring Watercolor Floral by ninola-design  The uniqueness of antique furniture can inspire the idea of giving it a second, reupholstered life. Whether you receive something passed down from a relative, or luck up on a find at a thrift store—when you have that inkling to revive it, listen. Reupholstering furniture can be a great weekend project, and the feeling of accomplishment is unmatched. Spoonflower Maker Wendy Conklin of Chair Whimsy shows us how she’s giving a settee ..read more
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How To Make a Hooded Scarf
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by Arlette Hawkins
4M ago
Make your very own hooded scarf with mitten pockets! Featured designs: Cold Snow Winter Blue by ninola-design and Indigo Brush Weave by danika_herrick  Less is more when it comes to a hooded scarf. Rather than keeping up with a scarf and hat, have it all-in-one with this snazzy piece. Made with Polartec® Fleece, a hooded scarf (also known as a snood) is the perfect winter accessory for staying cozy and warm. Who doesn’t love pockets? Add some to your snood to make it your go-to scarf. And some optional cute ears for a little extra fun! Keep reading as our friends at Peppermint magazine s ..read more
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Quiz: Which Fabric Is Best For Your Next Project?
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by Arlette Hawkins
4M ago
Ready to start a new fabric project and want a fun way to guide you to the right one? This fabric quiz is just for you! To help you in your quest, while all our fabrics are perfect for DIY projects, we’ve chosen five workhorse substrates that are great for a wide range of tutorials. Take our quiz to find the right fabric for your next project.   So you’ve hit that point where you’re thinking, “I want to do another craft project.” Maybe you want to take advantage of a fabric sale on the Spoonflower Marketplace and buy that design in your favorites—but in what substrate? This quiz i ..read more
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Dani Dazey on Designing Wallpaper and Pivoting Her Business 
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by Betsy Greer
4M ago
Dani with some of the wallpaper designs in her Spoonflower shop. Career trajectories these days can include a lot of twists and turns. So how do you know when to move on to the next thing? As an artist who has pivoted her career multiple times, Dani Dazey shares how she knew it was the right time to make a change, about getting the HGTV gig designing the Trixie Motel, her process for designing her first wallpaper collection and what’s helped grow her career the most. Looking to pivot in your own career? She also gives her top tips for anyone else wanting to do the same! Dani with some o ..read more
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How to Make Ribbon Out of Fabric 
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by Lisa Cartrette
5M ago
Once you’ve found the perfect unique gift, how do you wrap it in a way that’s just as special? Making your own ribbon from fabric adds a customized handmade touch in just a few steps. Follow along as Lisa Cartrette of Bashful Birdie shares how to make DIY ribbon two ways: with a sewing machine and with a no-sew option. Have a lot of fabric on hand you’d like to use to up your gift game? Learn six furoshiki techniques for wrapping presents with fabric! Presents elegantly and uniquely wrapped in handmade fabric ribbon. Featured fabric collection Lisa: When I’m shopping for gift wrapping ..read more
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