Yesterday I shared my Spring Mantel that included this simple and fun wreath.
It brought in a little green and a little vintage – just what I was looking for!
Anytime I can tie in something vintage, it is usually my preference.
Originally I was going to use the vintage hankies for a garland, but it just didn’t work out.
If you don’t have any vintage hankies they can be found on Etsy, in vintage shops, auctions, yard sales and the like.
This particular set on Etsyis so super cute!
So, somewhere along the way, I decided to try to make them into flowers for a wreath.
I thought I would show you today how easy peasy it really was.
I already had the moss wreath (found at a local wholesaler last year). It is a Styrofoam base.
However, if you wanted to recreate it, you could attached moss to a wreath base and get the same look.
I attached the flowers using stick pins and hung from the mirror with a piece of vintage ribbon.
It really was that easy.
I folded another one today to show you how I made the vintage hankie flowers.
I started with this hankie, and yes it is confusing with the pattern on the tablecloth, and yes, I did go old school and put a tablecloth on my kitchen table.
I was just feeling it.
Simply knot one corner and hold the knot with your right hand.
Man, do hands age?
My last manicure was…yeah, too long ago to remember.
It is a basic fabric flower process, flip and wrap, flip and wrap…
You are basically building around the knot.
Again, flip and wrap…
With this particular hankie, there wasn’t a lot of detail on the edge, but when there is more detail the “flipping” part becomes more important to bring the detail out.
Keep coming around till you are done.
I used a safety pin at the back to secure mine because I knew I wanted to be able to removed them.
However, if you were going to use them more permanently (a pin would be super cute), you could just stitch and then place a backing to it with felt or a stronger fabric.
When I placed them on the wreath, I also was able to secure them further with stick pins.
I thought about adding more ribbon and some other details, but in the end decided just to keep it simple.
And that is all there is to it!
I am linking up at Centsational Girl’s Spring Craft Link Party
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