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This week’s challenge will have you flexing your green thumb! From urban gardening to backyard raised beds, there are so many ways to incorporate gardening into your lifestyle -- even if you have to leave it to the experts. Take your pick from produce to peonies and create a repeating design featuring what we might find in a garden near you.


2018 marks Spoonflower’s 10 year anniversary and as we continue to grow, we are dedicated to keeping our ecological footprint small in sharp contrast to today’s textile industry. From a print-on-demand process designed to minimize our fabric and ink waste to a small garden outside our North Carolina headquarters that is filled with herbs, lettuces and cherry tomatoes planted (and enjoyed) by our employees, sustainability is at the heart of all that we do. As we approach Earth Day on April 22, we hope this month’s design challenge themes will inspire you to ask yourself how you’re making a positive impact on Mother Earth.


  • 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.

Gardening Details

  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 3 PM EST.
  • 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.


  • 03/09/2018: Submissions open
  • 04/10/2018: Submissions close at 3pm EDT
  • 04/12/2018: Public voting opens
  • 04/17/2018: Public voting ends at 3pm EDT
  • 04/19/2018: Spoonflower will announce the winner

Active Challenges

Vegetable & Herb Gardens Design Challenge

Vegetable & Herb Gardens

See the Challenge

Winners to be announced June 24

Take a Hike Design Challenge

Take a Hike

See the Challenge

Voting begins June 24

Submissions close June 29 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins July 1

Stone Fruit Design Challenge

Stone Fruit

See the Challenge

Submissions close July 6 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins July 8

Seek and Find Playmats Design Challenge

Seek and Find Playmats

See the Challenge

Submissions close July 13 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins July 15

Retro Bugs Design Challenge

Retro Bugs

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Submissions close July 20 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins July 22

Current Challenge Past Challenges