You'll be on the hunt for old handkerchiefs after checking out these 8 cool DIY ideas

Handkerchiefs have been around for hundreds of years. Once used as something to dab tears or blow one's nose, handkerchiefs in recent years have served as more of a fashion accessory.
Although they still can be incorporated into someone's look as a pocket square, they have other uses as well. They can become an accessory to tie up a woman's hair or be used as a headband. Check out these amazing DIY projects and give your handkerchiefs a new lease on life.
1. Wreath (h/t Bumblebee Linens)
Turn colorful handkerchiefs into a shabby chic, vintage-inspired wreath that's perfect for inside or outside decor. It's also easy to make and requires few supplies.
2. Blanket (h/t All Things Heart & Home)
Use hankies or bandannas to craft a cute and lightweight beach blanket. This is also useful to keep in your car for impromptu naps or to toss on your kids during a chilly summer night.
3. Tissue holder (h/t Beach Vintage)
Repurpose a pretty handkerchief by turning it into a feminine tissue holder. Just right for your purse or tote bag, this tissue holder will turn heads when you take it out.
4. Window valance (h/t Flamingo Toes)
The small pieces of fabric fit just right in windows that don't require curtains but could do with a bit of decor. These handkerchief window valances look delicate and pretty hanging in doors or kitchen windows.
5. Pillow covers (h/t Elsie Marley)
Jazz up a chair by making beautiful toss pillows from vintage handkerchiefs. This lets you display your prettiest hankies and put them to practical use.
6. Collar (h/t Create / Enjoy)
A basic, plain shirt could use some color. A vintage handkerchief is the right size to craft a collar and turn any T-shirt into something colorful and interesting.
7. Wall art (h/t Very Fond Of)
Frame favorite handkerchiefs and create a collage with these pretty fabric pieces. This makes a stunning and attractive display for any wall. Use handkerchiefs in the same color family for a coordinated look.
8. Wrist hankie (h/t Sadie Seasongoods)
Make bohemian-inspired jewelry with vintage handkerchiefs. This cool DIY lets you craft statement pieces that look like expensive, shabby chic, boutique-worthy jewelry.

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