DIY Scratch Card: Save the Date

Do you remember asking your mom for a coin so you could scratch and win? The excitement as the silver film started disappearing from your potential prize, the anticipation in seeing those images appear? Today we have a fun and creative DIY for you – a Scratch Card Tutorial! Wow your guests with a unique Scratch Card Save the Date – and get your guests excited for the big day!

This is an easy-to-do and fun DIY for even beginners to attempt! You could use the scratch card to reveal your wedding date, or even have a lucky draw at your wedding! Today we’ll be making a Scratch Card Save the Date and we have even included a few printable options to choose from, or you can use your own design.

diy scratch card wedding save the date

You will need for this DIY:

  • Metallic Acrylic Paint
  • Dishwashing Liquid
  • Flat paintbrush
  • Ruler & Scissors
  • Clear Adhesive Contact Paper
  • A Save The Date design (find templates below!)

Most of the items used in this project are available from local stationery stores or hardware stores at reasonable prices.

diy scratch card materials

Steps for these DIY Save the Date Cards:

  1. Prepare your invite template and fill your wedding details (date, time, location)
  2. Mix 2 parts paint with one part dishwashing liquid
  3. Cut a section of the contact paper large enough to cover your invite
  4. Apply a thin layer of the paint mixture to the front of the contact paper
  5. Let dry (for about an hour)


step by step diy scratch card wedding inviteDIY metallic wedding save the date


  1. Add a second coat and let dry
  2. If necessary, add a third coat and leave to dry
  3. Cut the contact paper into the shapes (squares in this case) to cover the areas you want hidden
  4. Peel off the adhesive backing on the contact paper and stick it to the invite template

Easy as that! Making a super cute and fun Save the Date has never been easier!


Unique save the date scratch card

Wedding Invite Scratch Card DIY

Download our Save the Date templates here:

See more great Wedding DIYs or find a wedding stationery supplier near you! Pink Book Weddings has everything you need to plan your perfect wedding.

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