My kids love to make crafts. It seems like there is always a pile of crayons, markers, construction paper and glue all over the house. As much as I absolutely love their little creations, my fridge can only hold so many papers.
While I enjoy keeping all of my kids creations I also love to share them with family and friends. So as I was trying to think of what our family and friends would actually like I came up with today’s DIY.
Who doesn’t love to get a cute card in the mail? How about a cute card that a child has made?
This card isn’t just any card either. This is an embroidered card. The great thing about this DIY is that you can either make your own cards or you can use pre-made cards. The supply list is very short and you most likely have everything for it in your home already.
Super Simple DIY Embroidered Card
You will need:
- cardstock/pre-made cards and pretty paper (or more cardstock)
- bakers twine/yarn/ribbon/embroidery floss
- needle, scissors and an awl or something sharp
- glue or scrapbooking squares
First take your card and draw a simple design on it. For my daughters I simply drew a large heart. For mine I drew a heart and the word “love” in cursive. Use an awl (a mechanical pencil, needle or anything sharp will work) to punch holes through your design. Try to make the holes evenly distributed.
Next, Take your twine/floss/yarn/ribbon and make your design. I used a simple back stitch on mine while my daughter used a running stitch.
**Please ignore my child’s keen dress style. She is one of a kind!**
Finally, when you have completed your design you will want to cover up the back side of your card. Cut a piece of pretty paper (or more cardstock) and use either glue or scrapbooking squares to secure it to the underside of your card.
That’s it! Easy peasy and a child can do it! This is going to be a great activity for my four year old while my 6 year old completes her homeschool lessons.