Cross-Stitch Wedding Crafts

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Cross-Stitch Wedding Crafts
Beautiful cross-stitch needlework makes for a lovely, personal gift. (embroidery image by Inger Anne Hulb�¦kdal from Fotolia.com)

To celebrate a wedding and congratulate the happy couple, you want to give a personalised gift. The couple may have registered somewhere, but you're opting for something made by your own hands. Handcrafted gifts can't help but be more meaningful than their store-bought counterparts and they can become cherished heirlooms. Cross-stitch a wedding gift that will be one-of-a-kind and leave no doubt of the thought and effort you put into it.

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Invitation Replica

The wedding invitation is something that many brides treasure and keep forever. Transforming the paper version into a sentimental, hand-stitched memento is relatively simple. Using special transfer paper, you can translate the loops, swirls and flourishes of the invitation into a cross-stitch pattern. Using delicate embroidery floss in matching shades, you can then recreate the invitation to that most special of all events into a beautiful cross-stitch piece that the bride can either frame and hang on a wall or incorporate into a pillow .

Cross-Stitch Wedding Crafts
Embroidered Letters (embroider image by Ivonne Wierink from Fotolia.com)

Monogrammed Hand Towels

Towels are a necessity for a young couple setting up their new home, but paying to spruce up plain towels with their monogram is a luxury that many may not be able to afford. Surprise them with this luxury by adding their monogram to the banded end of quality towels in carefully stitched letters. Though the style will differ from store-bought monogramming, your towels will have a special handmade touch.

Prayers, Verses and Blessings

Friends and family bestow many blessings upon a newly married couple and you can provide the pair with a hand-embroidered version of your sentiments. Choose your favourite quote, verse, prayer or blessing and transfer it onto your canvas, then carefully cross-stitch your message using the colours of the wedding or of the young couple's home. Another idea is to use a special blessing or verse in your design that the couple included on their wedding invitation, program or in their ceremony.

Wedding Cards

If you want to give the couple a money gift, personalise the presentation to let them know that the gift comes with thought and care--tuck the money into a cross-stitched card that you made for them yourself. There are many quality patterns to guide you in creating cards that are either fully cross-stitched or that just feature a stitched cameo in the middle. These cards are sweet and lovely and the couple can repurpose them into ornaments, framed art and other creative objects.

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