Vintage Hankie Ornaments - No Sewing or Cutting!

Happy, happy Thanksgiving, Friends! Due to the holiday, we have a smaller group than usual for the Creative Craft hop, but we hope you'll be inspired sometime during the long weekend! Today I'm sharing a simple way to showcase vintage hankies on your Christmas tree--no cutting, gluing, or sewing required... 

DIY vintage hankie ornaments

If you hopped over after visiting Sara at Birdz of a Feather, welcome! Earlier this month, I shared a homemade ornament salvaged from a damaged vintage hankie. Now I am going to show you a super easy way to create an ornament and preserve your cherished vintage hankies. 

Here's what you'll need: 

Large clear ornaments (I used 10" and 12".)
An assortment of vintage hankies
Long, narrow, stick for positioning hankie
Ribbon for hanging (I used 3'8" velvet.)

vintage hankie ornament

As I mentioned before, there is no need to cut, glue, or sew your hankie. Start by carefully removing the metal top of the ornament. Next, use a lollipop stick or chopstick to gently push the hankie inside the ornament. Then, experiment with moving the stick different ways until you are pleased with the desired look. Last, replace the ornament top, tying a piece of ribbon as a hanger. 

vintage hankie ornament

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I'm thankful you stopped by and I hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving weekend! You can visit the rest of my creative friends for more inspiration: 

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  1. When I saw the title for this, I couldn't imagine how you were going to pull this off, but this is brilliant. The vintage ornaments are so pretty Cecelia! Your tree is absolutely gorgeous! Happy Thanksgiving :).

  2. Cecilia the ornaments looks so beautiful on your tree. I love how easy your tutorial is to follow. Thanks for sharing. Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. I love this, Cecilia! It's the perfect way to display handkerchief memorabilia at Christmastime! For as long as I can remember, my mom would tuck a handkerchief in her dress pocket everyday. And I saved a few of them. Thank so much for the wonderful inspiration!

  4. These are so pretty. I have some clear ornaments in my stash so now I just need to find some vintage hankies to recreate your awesome project. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. I love this idea Cecilia! It is like a time capsule for my Grandmother's handkerchiefs! I have been searching the perfect project and thanks to you, I found it! I cannot wait to do this! Thank you! Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. This is such a wonderful way to display vintage hankies, Cecelia. I love the fact that they don't have to be altered in any way - thanks for sharing such a clever idea!

  7. What a wonderful ornament idea Cecelia! They look absolutely gorgeous on your tree!! I hope you're having a lovely Thanksgiving weekend!

  8. So pretty, Cecilia. I could see me doing this with some vintage family hankies! xo Kathleen


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