Monday, November 14, 2011

Vintage Hankies Giveaway

I know the title sounds a little weird but that is exactly what I'm going to do. I am giving one of my lucky readers 26 hankies. Why 26? Because that is how many I have :) You may be thinkinging "What the heck am I gonna do with 26 vintage hankies?" I am so glad you asked.


Make doll dresses out of your vintage hankies.


Attach the hankies to canvas or frame them and use them as wall art.





Make a quilt out of them.


Make a table runner.


Use them for banners or bunting.


Make a wreath out of your hankies with felt flower embellishments.


Give gifts some elegance with some vintage hankie gift wrapping.


place hankies in embroidery hoops and hang them on the wall or place them in a container for display.




Make an ordinary canvas tote more interesting.


If you don't consider yourself the crafty type but you like to look at the beautiful design then put them in a jar on your shelf.


I have to admit I never would have come up with this idea in a million years. Make Heirloom Bloomers. How cute!!! If you go to the site it has a tutorial and a pattern.


Here is an easy to make little girls dress. It is also reversible!


Do you know someone who is getting married soon? Display the hankies at the wedding with a sign that says Take one for tears of joy. Then the guests can have a hankie for the ceremony. What a great idea. I think it is a lot better then butter-mints.

Now that you know what you can do with vintage hankies.Below are pictures of my...maybe soon to be YOUR hankies.



Want to win them? There are several ways you can enter. 

1. Follow I hold all the cards. Leave a comment telling me you did. If you are already a follower just leave a comment telling me you already follow this blog.

2. Post about this giveaway with a link back to my blog on your blog. Make sure you leave a comment telling me about your post.

3. Share this post on facebook. Again...be sure to leave me a comment telling me you did so.

You must leave a separate comment for each entry. Please keep it honest folks. I will be checking to make sure you did what you said you did in your comment. I will be choosing the winner on Monday November 21st and then announcing who the lucky person is the next day. I will ship anywhere in the USA. Sorry people from different countries.What would you do with the hankies if you won?

19 comments:

msbookite said...

B, i am so in love with the turquoise one! my dd's room in our new house is that aqua color and i'd love to make a pillow cover out of it to go on her white iron bed. love love love! i'm sure i would find great things to do with the rest as well, lol! thanks for all the suggestions!
Lara

p.s. i am "following" your blog!

Amie {Kitty Cats and Airplanes} said...

Me me me me me me me!!! Of course I follow you Brielle!

Deanna said...

I'm a follower now!!! Yippie!!! Count me in! :)

Mandy said...

I'm a follower too! Not sure yet what I'd do with but I love the ideas you posted. :)

Julianne said...

I follow you and LOVE some of these ideas. I'd probably do a quilt, or maybe some wall art if I ever have a girl (I don't know how great Hyrum's GI Joe would look in a vintage hankie).

Jovonna said...

I already follow you! I never win anything but I thought I would give it a try! I am thinking Christmas gifts...

Jovonna said...

Shared it on facebook!

taffi said...

Following now. :) I love these hankies! So pretty and feminine... I'd probably make pillow covers for DD's bed, or maybe use them to add a little length to some of her skirts...

taffi said...

And Facebooked it. :)

Heather said...

I follow you! And those are fun ideas!

Shimber said...

Well, I posted about you on Facebook, but I don't have a blog, so I can't post about your giveaway there. Can I just say I LOVE vintage linens? I don't own any, but love looking at them. 26 hankies would be a great way to get started on a collection! ;)

McEwens said...

so glad that I looked at this post. I honestly bought a huge bag of hankies at DI. I thought that it was white fabric that was embroidered. Thanks for the ideas. and I wouldn't mind getting more. i want to try that quilt out. Already a follower.

AJ said...

Now following. :)

I would save them for wedding giveaways. Love that idea.

Renee @ where the grass is greener said...

I am a new follower! Would love to win these as I would use them to embellish bags! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

Mamma said...

I just joined as a follower, and I posted on Facebook. I'd be every so happy if you picked me ;)

Breanna said...

I can't believe I haven't followed you before. What a great friend I am! But I do have to say, I am a nut when it comes to vintage hankies. I love them and don't know why!!

Breanna said...

I put a post up on my bagsbybre blog about you and your amazing abilities!

Breanna said...

I posted on facebook!! I have so many ideas to use them for... can't wait to see if I get to be creative with them or not. :)

Anonymous said...

I am making a hanky quilt, the hankies are cut on diagonal and are placed the top a 12 3/4 inch squares. They look like presents and I am putting a mini butterfly at each point... Or you could use ribbons. Instead of binding I am usuing vintage looking lace around three side of the quilt. Unfortunayptely I am from Canada so cannot win the hankies. There are many ideas to use them up. It takes ten hankies to make a single bed size quilt. I am making one pillowcase to match. Have fun whoever wins!