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Using at least two of the colors from the palette provided (#2B061E, #5A001C, #AAB5A8) & optional accents of black & white, create a repeating design inspired by a sophisticated winter dinner party. Don’t forget to think about how your design could be used to complete a picturesque party on Roostery’s finished goods. Color variations and colors outside of this palette will not be accepted.


Can you believe Spoonflower’s very first design challenge was held almost 8 years ago? The daffodils theme challenged the Spoonflower community for the very first time and holli_zollinger’s daffodils_yellow won the hearts of the community as she took home our very first grand prize. Since then, the weekly prompts have made Thursdays our favorite day of the week (after Saturday, of course!). We can’t wait to see what designs make it into the winners’ circle during our May and June challenges.

If this is your very first challenge, don’t forget to review how to submit an entry before you get started and as always, have fun!


  • 1st place winner will receive a $200 Spoonflower credit.
  • 2nd place winner will receive a $100 Spoonflower credit.
  • 3rd place winner will receive a $50 Spoonflower credit.
  • Remaining top 10 designs will receive a $20 Spoonflower credit. The top 25 popularly-voted designs from each theme will be automatically made available for sale in the Spoonflower Marketplace (provided they are a verified seller) where they will receive 10% commission on every sale -- no $5 swatch required.

Elegant Holiday Limited Color Palette Details

  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 3 PM EDT.
  • Designs will be previewed at 150 DPI in a fat quarter size (21” x 18”) on the voting ballot.
  • All designs will be eligible for public voting, and the popular vote determines the top 25 winning designs.
  • Public designs previously uploaded on are not eligible for this contest. Designs do not require printed proofing to enter the contest.
  • Moderation will take place at the close of the contest deadline.
  • See our blog page for even more Design Challenge details and a list of previous themes.


  • 04/19/2018: Submissions open
  • 05/15/2018: Submissions close at 3pm EDT
  • 05/17/2018: Public voting opens
  • 05/22/2018: Public voting ends at 3pm EDT to determine top 25 entries
  • 05/24/2018: Spoonflower will announce the winner

Active Challenges

Small-Scale Tools of the Trade Design Challange

Small-Scale Tools of the Trade

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Winners to be announced August 13

Mushrooms Design Challenge


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Submissions close August 11 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins August 13

Climbing Vines Wallpaper Design Challenge

Climbing Vines Wallpaper

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Submissions close August 18 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins August 20

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