In 2007, Kyle's grandfather passed away. At the funeral, Kyle's grandma gave each woman in the family a handkerchief that we carried with us. I have kept the handkerchief in my dresser drawer for a while (where I keep other special items) but I thought I could make it even more special.
It's such a beautiful piece with such special meaning. I love wearing it close to my heart.
I love making these flowers. I have been putting them on necklaces, hair pins, bracelets, earrings, and just about anything I can think of.
They're so simple!
1. Cut out circles (I cut out 2 each of 3 sizes)
2. Fold one circle in half, right sides touching. Sew a few stitches. Now fold the other say, right side touching and sew a few stitches.
3. Your flower should look something like this. The closer in you stitch the ruffle-ier the flower.
4. Repeat with the rest of your circles.
Now all you do is stack the circles in size order (small ones on top) and hand stitch them together. Once they feel secure, add the pearls.
I hot glued a circle of felt on the back and stitched on a pin.
One you get the basic flower down, the possibilities are endless!
(for the bracelet, I used hot glue instead of needle and thread. it wasn't as clean looking, but it was even easier.)
And now for a giveaway...
Wouldn't it be fun to make your very own handkerchief necklace? Now you can!!
Giveaway includes supplies to make a vintage handkerchief necklace,
materials to make your very own flower pin,
a soft blue flower pin and a pair of my vintage button earrings.
The total package includes:
vintage handkerchief and felt
chain, jump rings, lobster clasp
needle and thread
pearls and other beads
fabric and felt
vintage button earrings
soft blue flower pin
I'd love it if you won!
Thank you so much to everyone who entered! The giveaway is now closed.
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