DIY Embroidered Holiday Cards

DIY Embroidered Holiday Cards with Free Templates @DrawntoDIY

Hello and welcome to Drawn to DIY!

Last week, I shared a free 12-month printable calendar for 2017

Today, we're getting ready for gift-giving season with embroidered holiday cards.

DIY Embroidered Holiday Cards with Free Templates @DrawntoDIY

One way to personalize your gifts is to accompany them with handmade greeting cards. Normally I'd just buy a pack of small tags and call it a day but this year I wanted to get in on the holiday spirit by being more intentional (as I mentioned here)

Then I thought of my first sewing project a few months ago, how much you guys liked it, and perhaps it's about time I share another one. Don't worry, it's even easier than before! 

It took me about an hour to complete these four cards but only because I also made 'trees' templates — triangle, striped, diagonal, and zig zag.  

DIY Embroidered Holiday Cards with Free Templates @DrawntoDIY

For this project, you'll need:

  • four free templates from Drawn to DIY
  • four poster boards in your chosen color (each with size 5x7 and folded in the middle )
  • four white card stock paper (each with size 5x7 and folded in the middle )
  • binder clips
  • scissors / paper trimmer
  • needle
  • white and green embroidery thread
  • double-sided tape

Steps:

01. Print out and cut the templates provided.

02. Position a printed template on top of the poster board and secure using binder clips.

DIY Embroidered Cards @DrawntoDIY
DIY Embroidered Cards @DrawntoDIY

03. Using the needle, poke holes through the poster board at each of the points and intersections illustrated in the templates.

04. Use the holes as a guide to sew stitches on the card. 

DIY Embroidered Cards @DrawntoDIY
DIY Embroidered Cards @DrawntoDIY

05. This is how it should look like from the back of the card. 

06. Grab the folded white card stock paper and use double-sided tape to stick it to the inside of the card. This is where you will write your message. 

DIY Embroidered Cards @DrawntoDIY
DIY Embroidered Cards @DrawntoDIY

There you go! Didn't I tell you it was easy?

 
 

Share below: Which design is your favorite? How will you personalize your gifts this year?

DIY Embroidered Holiday Cards with Free Templates @DrawntoDIY

See you again on Thursday for a DIY gift wrapping idea!