Thursday, April 10, 2008

Vintage Hankies






I made this framed hankie collage a couple years ago and have enjoyed having it hanging in my dining area... Have recieved many nice comments over the couple years. Did help my best friend make one for her shabby cottage with pink roses.... Mine I coffee stained ...the hankies before beginning project. I used my coffee strainer bag and pounced it on the hankies right after having coffee in the morning. Don't pounce too hard.. it gets messy... trust me.... I found the frame at a thrift shop for $1.25 and painted it a distressed look with white paint. Took a piece of cardboard from my packing boxes and cut to size of frame. I then placed a piece of quilt cotton over cardboard for a puffy look. I had a piece of fabric here I love and covered over the cotton. As you can note from the pic I used one white vintage hankie with lace and layed it on fabric.. Then I took another hankie {stained} and cut it in half and placed it on sides. I copied a antique photo on parchment paper and also touched it with my morning coffee....Just a old photo would also be great. Especially if the photo was family.... Placed a vintage Pearl earring like a brooch and tucked in the photo. Added a simple sheer ribbon shoe string tie..... I simply secured with a couple stitches and a small amount of glue. Very simple project. This is fairly large...approx. 30" x 20 ".... Less than $10.00 in whole project.

1 comment:

twinkleshabbystar said...

Sooo pretty! What a FABULOUS and beautiful idea to display your hankies!!!! :) XO