Create your own DIY Embroidered Wedding Card with sparkly embroidery floss. A unique card that is perfect for weddings, bridal showers and bachelorette parties!
One of my favorite parts of giving gifts for weddings and bridal showers is adding the perfect card! Instead of buying a beautiful card – why not make one yourself? Today I am sharing the tutorial and free template for making this sparkly ring wedding card using embroidery floss!
This card is so fun to make and easier than it looks. The best part? It is totally keepsake-worthy for the brides out there that love to save their cards! I was definitely one of those brides and saved every card I received from my wedding and shower. A few years ago I created a pretty binder to hold them all.
This card is created by punching holes into the cardstock and then using a needle and embroidery floss to connect the dots. I have step-by-step instructions to show you which dots to connect first and the free template is available at the end of this post. I used DMC Light Effects floss so the ring sparkles. I wasn’t able to capture just how sparkly the card is in my photos but it is so fun! You could definitely create this in regular silver floss but the Light Effects floss really adds a lot!
If you enjoy making this card you may want to give my Wedding Dress Embroidered Card a try! It is a bit more complicated but created in the same way. This pattern is available in my Etsy shop.
Supplies Needed for DIY Embroidered Wedding Card
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- Free template located at the end of this post in blue!
- Black cardstock
- 5″ x 5″
- 5.75″ x 5.75″ for a flat card OR 5.75″ x 11.5″ for a folded card
- Silver sparkly or glitter card stock
- 5.5″ x 5.5″
- DMC Floss – Silver Light Effects
- Thin, small needle – I used a size 9 embroidery needle
- Piercing Mat or something to put under the card while you pierce it with a pin
- Tape – Scotch or Acid Free
- Scor-Tape or adhesive for attaching layers of cardstock togther
- Painters tape to hold the template to the card for piercing.
- 6″ x 6″ envelope
Step One: Print the template and cut out the smallest gray square with the dotted pattern on it. Lay this on top of the 5″ x 5″ square of black cardstock and use a pin to pierce the holes through both layers of paper. I found a piercing mat in my craft stash that I didn’t know I had – it came in a kit I was gifted years ago! It worked perfectly for this! You could also do this on top of a cutting mat, the piercing mat was nice because it is soft and has room for the pin to sink down into.
Step Two: Once all of the holes have been pierced it’s time to connect them with embroidery floss. I used DMC Light Effects floss so the ring would have some shimmer and sparkle. Cut a length of floss and separate the strands. You will be using only one strand at a time. A thin small needle is best, look for one that doesn’t have a large needle head which would widen your pierced holes as you stitch. I used the smallest needle in an Embroidery Needle pack.
Stitch the card following the Stitching Directions found towards the end of this post. The stitches in pink are the new stitches and the ones in gray are from previous steps.
To get started, pull your thread through the first hole and tape the end to the back of the card. You can use archival safe tape or Scotch tape. The back of the card will be covered up so the tape won’t be seen, it’s just important to keep the back of the card flat.
You’ll need to count the first stitch. Bring the needle up on hole 1 and down on hole 14 moving counter clockwise. The rest of the stitches don’t need to be counted Each time you come up, it will be up one hole to the left of the start and down one hole right of the stop of the last stitch. So the second stitch will come up on hole 2 and down on hole 15.
Once the circle part of the ring is complete it is time to start on the diamond!
Each time you end a piece of floss or start a new one, tape down the end. When the card is complete you can cover the back of your stitches with tape so nothing comes undone.
Use an adhesive like Score Tape to layer the embroidered cardstock on top of the other two pieces of cardstock. I used a silver glittery paper, which picked up the sparkle from the Light Effects floss, in between my black cardstock. If you use sparkly paper make sure it isn’t super textured or it will be hard to adhere it to other papers and it will also add a lot of bulk to the overall card. The sparkly paper I used came in a large pack of DCMV paper.
The card is finished! I chose to keep this card flat instead of folded and I used a silver pen to write the message on the back. This card is sized to fit a 6″ x 6″ envelope.
The stitches in pink are the new stitches and the ones in gray are from previous steps.
This card really was fun to stitch up and looks amazing when finished. It is so sparkly! This card is perfect for weddings, bridal showers and bachelorette parties! Wouldn’t these make cool bachelorette party invites?? Hmmm, I’ll have to remember that if I find myself throwing a bachelorette party ;)
Don’t forget to check out my other embroidered wedding card, my Wedding Dress Embroidered Card. It has a fun, retro flare and is just as much fun to stitch up – though a bit more complex.
I’ll be back tomorrow with another DIY wedding craft as part of Wedding Week! Are you enjoying all these wedding crafts?! :)
Download Wedding Ring Embroidered Card Pattern.pdf
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