Announcing October 2022 Design Challenge Themes

Spoonflower’sWeekly Design ChallengesEncourage creativity by inviting our community to submit designs around a theme and vote on favorites to win weekly prizes. See what design challenges are coming up and which designers were crowned grand-champion in past challengeshere.

Be sure to visit the blog to learn more aboutSpoonflower’s Design Challenge rules and moderation process.


This month we’re challenging you to design for wall hangings! These wall hangings combine a magnetic framing kit with a hand-sewn fabric tapestry, and they’re the same size as our tea towels, so you can swap them out whenever your space needs a refresh.

You can design with both tea towels and wall hangings in mind, but your entries this month will automatically be previewed on a Spoonflower wall hanging.

If you’ve ever designed a tea towel for the Spoonflower Marketplace, the instructions for designing wall hangings will look very familiar to you! Visit our help center for our complete design guide with downloadable templates and helpful tips.

3 wall hangings with orange green and white designs

2023 Calendar Wall Hangings | Entries due by September 27, 2022

Calendar wall hangings and tea towels are a popular go-to gift each holiday season. What inspiring illustrations will you create to symbolize the coming year? It’s fun to dream about what possibilities a bright new year can use in, and that may be a starting place to inspire a motif for your entry. Think outside the box in terms of how the months and days of the year are displayed, while still maintaining functionality as a guide for the year ahead.

Have a calendar tea towel design from last year in your design library? It can’t be submitted for this weekly challenge as you must create something new for each challenge, but it’s a good reminder to upload a revision with 2023’s dates for future customers. Cheers to a new year!

Entries will be submitted as a Linen Cotton Canvas fat quarter (27″ x 18″) and previewed on a Spoonflower wall hanging. Submissions close September 27 at 3 pm Eastern Time. Voting begins September 29. Winners will be announced October 6. See official rules. 

Recipe Wall Hangings | Entries due by October 4, 2022

Commemorating a favorite recipe by printing it on a tea towel or wall hanging for your kitchen is one of our favorite design projects. Whether it’s a traditional recipe from your family’s holiday table or tried-and-true instructions for your go-to weeknight meal, share with everyone your favorite recipe!

For tips and inspiration, check out this design tutorial and this family recipe Mac of @macsmakespace shared on our blog. You can also see winners from last year’s Recipe Wall Hangings Challenge here. 

Entries will be submitted as a Linen Cotton Canvas fat quarter (27″ x 18″) and previewed on a Spoonflower wall hanging. Submissions close October 4 at 3 pm Eastern Time. Voting begins October 6. Winners will be announced October 13. See official rules.

Unexpected Still Life Wall Hangings | Entries due by October 11, 2022

We all remember that traditional still life setup, whether from drawing class, a museum tour or the random framed-painting section at the thrift store. One bowl, some fruit, various nearby objects and a piece of fabric draped behind—an established recipe. However, this week, we want you to twist this classic into something completely unexpected, a still life no one has ever seen before with uncommon or even unrealistic setups, items, environments and scenarios.

Entries will be submitted as a Linen Cotton Canvas fat quarter (27″ x 18″) and previewed on a Spoonflower wall hanging. Submissions close October 11 at 3 pm Eastern Time. Voting begins October 13. Winners will be announced October 20. See official rules.

Dad Jokes Wall Hangings | Entries due by October 18, 2022

Bring out your dad-abase of puns and jokes, we’re hosting a comedy night full of dad jokes! Tell us the best dad jokes you’ve heard, aka those cheesy one-liners dads are known to say that make you wail with laughter or simply roll your eyes (with love, of course). Imagine your joke in bold typography, nifty lettering, or another visual way to show dad-ish humor.

Entries will be submitted as a Linen Cotton Canvas fat quarter (27″ x 18″) and previewed on a Spoonflower wall hanging. Submissions close October 18 at 3 pm Eastern Time. Voting begins October 20. Winners will be announced October 27. See official rules.

Grand Prize

One Grand Prize Winner each week will receive $200 in Spoondollars. The winner will also receive additional exposure in our email newsletters and social media mentions.

Second Place

The 2nd place winner will receive $100 in Spoondollars.

Third Place

The 3rd place winner will receive $50 in Spoondollars.

The rest of the top 10

4th through 10th place winners will receive a $20 Spoondollar credit.

All of the top 50

Each of the top 50 entries, determined as set forth above, not receiving one of the foregoing prizes will be automatically proofed for sale in the Spoonflower Marketplace (approximately a $5 value) (the “Runner Up Prize”)if winners are verified sellers.

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