Vow Renewal Gifts!

Vow Renewal Gifts! from Hugs are Fun
This past weekend my sister and brother-in-law had a 10 year vow renewal celebration. Their wedding 10 years ago was at the courthouse so this was their first chance to have a big celebration and I really wanted to make something special for it.

Vow Renewal Gifts! from Hugs are Fun
I loved how the recipe box that Jen from 52Lasers cut for Josh’s sister’s wedding shower, so I knew I wanted to make one for my sister and brother-in-law. I sent messages to everyone coming and collected recipes for them and then made matching recipe cards with all of them.

Vow Renewal Gifts! from Hugs are Fun
I also knew I wanted to make an embroidery for them but was having a hard time coming up with what I wanted to do. I spent some time browsing vow renewal gift ideas on Pinterest but none of them seemed right. I eventually settled on this idea because I wanted it to have both the original wedding date and the vow renewal date.

Vow Renewal Gifts! from Hugs are Fun
This was my first time ever doing stem stitch and I like it but I feel like there was a much bigger learning curve than with other embroidery stitches. I started out doing it the way that Mollie from Wild Olive says NOT to, but once I saw the other way she suggests where it’s done as a backstitch, it made it so much easier. I felt like I had a better control over the curve and it looked smoother.

Vow Renewal Gifts! from Hugs are Fun
I also made this sign to hang up at the reception afterwards. I used Thermoweb Heat’n Bond Ultra Hold no sew adhesive* and cut the letters out with my Silhouette CAMEO.

I love making handmade gifts and I’m super happy with how these turned out. And I’m super happy for my sister and brother-in-law and loved being able to help celebrate!

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  1. says

    Such lovely thoughtful gifts! And for your first time using that new stitch I think it looks amazing! Inspiring me to give embroidery a go šŸ˜€

    • says

      You should definitely give embroidery a try! I love cross stitch and embroidery because they don’t require a lot of supplies to get started and it’s so portable! If you decide to give it a go, I’d love to see!

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