We love vintage brooches and we love vintage hankies, so we had to marry the two! We think this Vintage Hankie Sachet makes a terrific hostess gift or pretty present for a teacher. And it is so fast and easy to make!
Here’s a video we made showing how to put the hankie sachet together including how to make the filling. Follow along then use the step by step instructions below to make your own.
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How To Make A Vintage Hankie Sachet
Tools & Supplies
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1. Start by finding a pretty vintage hankie and a rhinestone brooch. We see these at the flea market all the time. The hankies can cost as little as $1, but usually they are $3 or $4. If you aren’t having any luck there, look for the hankies on eBay, Etsy, or Amazon. We made several of these Vintage Hankie Sachets at a girls’ craft night and bought a pack of twelve hankies (new, but looked vintage!) on Amazon for only $17.
2. When you are ready to make the sachet, mix 3/4 cups of flaxseed in a bowl with 3/4 cups dried lavender buds. The flaxseed is unscented but gives the sachet a little heft and body. If you’d like to add additional scent, we used chamomile essential oil. About ten drops. Just be sure to stir it in thoroughly and allow it to dry so it doesn’t seep through the hankie and make a mark.
3. Lay the hankie out. (We ironed ours.) Lay it pretty side down. Spoon the mixture into the center of the hankie.
4. Pull the corners of the hankie together, starting with opposite corners. Wrap the small rubber band around the ends to make a ball of filling in the hankie.
5. Wrap the ribbon around the rubber band and tie it in a bow.
We use the bunny ear method to tie our bows so the loops don’t twist.
6. Cut the ends of the ribbon. To make “Blue Ribbon” ends, fold the ribbon in half and cut the ribbon at an angle.
7. Pin the brooch onto the sachet over the bow. If your brooch is already missing its pin back, use hot glue to attach the brooch to the center of the bow.
Isn’t that vintage hankie sachet pretty? Have you made other crafts with vintage hankies? We’d love to hear your ideas! Leave us a comment!
Jennifer & Kitty
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