Saturday, 30 January 2016

Handmade gift of the week: How to use old handkerchiefs

I recently found my stash of hankies I had as a child. I probably would have thrown them out, had they not been in such good condition and had such gorgeous vintage-style children's prints on them. I have been racking my brains as to what I can do with them...a child's quilt perhaps, or maybe some patchwork scatter cushions? The fabric of some of them is pretty fine now, so I'm not sure if they'd stand the wear-and-tear of being re-purposed in a quilt of cushion. Then I saw this gorgeous vintage hankie bunting idea and I can't wait to try it!

Image from www.pinterest.com

Why we love it:
  • This is super easy to make - you can simply tie the corners together, so I don't need to cut up my precious hankies
  • You can make it as long as you want, depending on how many hankies you have
  • This is a gorgeous way of decorating a child's bedroom or casual living area. Simply select patterns that suit the room you intend to use it in i.e. children's prints for a child's room, or pretty florals for an adult bedroom. 
  • It's colourful, fun and would look great in any interior - contemporary or traditional. 
  • Bunting has been around forever and is a classic decorating accessory, but it's massively on-trend at the moment. 



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