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Vintage Handkerchief Wreath DIY


Vintage Handkerchief Wreath DIY



I was at my local MCC Connection store and bought up their inventory of vintage handkerchiefs, handmade napkins and hankies the other day.  You very likely can find the same at your local thrift shop.  I will show you an easy way to make a very spring-like wreath and something that preserves the hankies with no cutting, sewing or altering.

Vintage Handkerchief Wreath DIY


Materials:

· Wire hanger- I used one of the lighter weight white hangers because they are easy to bend and this wreath is light. 

· A dozen, give or take, handkerchiefs.  Colorful lightweight squares or napkins can fill in if you don’t have enough vintage hankies.

· Twine cord or lightweight wire

· A lightweight neutral-colored cloth cut into 4 in x 36 in strips. Measurements do not have to be exact. 

Steps:

  1. Bend your hanger into a circular shape.  It does not have to be exact at this point since you will be working with it for a bit.




2. Take a strip of your neutral cloth and wind around the hanger.  I just tucked ends underneath the prior ‘wrap’ and got another strip and continued until I got a covering over the wire.  Once I have the wire covered I used my twine (or wire) and wrapped that over the cloth.  I now had my base for the handkerchiefs.




3. Now that you have your base you can begin to make the wreath by first folding the handkerchiefs into a triangle and then tie to the base.


4. And continue until you have covered the base.  I tried to space the colors around the wreath and make sure the hankies with the pretty borders were not covered up. 







And there you have it!  Easy, peasy and versatile!   I am going to make a valance for my art studio window and put the wreath in the window. 

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