Looking for an easy gift idea that is unique and one of a kind – Hanky for your Honey? Handkerchief Craft Gift Idea! Stenciled handkerchief’s are sure to please your honey, your mother, your friend and even your kiddo!
We all get the sniffles and tears and who wants to use their sleeve? I sure don’t like doing the sleeve thang’, Sweet Friends. Instead, I’ve adopted a bit of “Hankie Use,” over the years! Hanky for your Honey? Handkerchief Craft Gift Idea!
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Handmade Craft Gift Idea!
These handkerchiefs are the perfect gift idea for anyone on your list. Craft your hanky, grab the free printable (just click on the word or image below) and wrap it up in a cute little bag. Bam! It’s the perfect gift idea!
Now, with Mother’s Day and Father’s Day not far away, it’s time to start thinking about Handmade Gifts! Last Christmas I showed off this Handkerchief project. I gifted my Dad and Mom with a handkerchief and I received the sweetest response.
A Maker’s Studio Gel Art Inks are designed for fabric. Gel Art Inks come in 13 beautiful colors. Apply ink on fabric and then heat set with an iron. It is super simple and easy. Gel Art Inks can be purchase on the Create With Cynthia Shop page here. Keep reading for the full tutorial!
You can also stencil kitchen towels, aprons, canvas bags, baby onesies, bibs, cloth diapers and baby blankets. Any 100 cotton material works well.
Hanky for your Honey? Handkerchief Craft Gift Idea!
Don’t forget to wrap your handkerchief in a pretty bag, with a pretty card for your honey! I like to include a little bit of “Hanky Lore” inside my gift.
Stenciled Handkerchief DIY!
Have you heard the Hanky Lore? A hanky in your pocket or purse is so helpful. Marie Antionette discovered it back in the year 1945. I’ve shown off this fun project before and it was so popular I decided to show it off again.
MATERIALS NEEDED TO CREATE STENCILED HANDKERCHIEFS:
- A Maker’s Studio Gel Art Ink
- A Maker’s Studio Adhesive Mesh Stencils
- Essential Stencils
- Spreader or Stencil Brushes
Tip: If you purchase Essential Stencils products use code “CWC” for 10% off your purchase.
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INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO CREATE STENCILED HANDKERCHIEFS:
Step one: Gather your supplies
Step two: Prepare your handkerchief by ironing it and placing something in between the layers to avoid the paint from running through the fabric.
Step three: Place stencil onto the fabric (tape stencil to fabric using painter’s tape if it is not an adhesive stencil).
Step four: Apply Gel Art Ink onto stencil fabric using a spreader or stencil brush. A Maker’s Studio has created the Gel Art Ink specifically for fabrics and it is fabulous.
Step five: Once you have completed, wash your stencil in warm soapy water and allow fabric and paint to dry overnight.
Step six: Once handkerchief is completely dry, heat set the paint onto the fabric. Lay a piece of fabric over your stenciled fabric and iron. Use a warm iron, without steam, at 350 degrees for about five minutes. You can also put your handkerchief in the warm dryer.
Step seven: Wrap up your handkerchief cute and pretty and gift it to your favorite honey!
Tip: After each use, wash handkerchief in cold water and avoid the dryer.
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These handmade hankies are the perfect gift for your honey, your family or your friends. It’s an ageless and timeless gift I know will be appreciated. I like to fold up my hanky and put it in a small burlap bag. When I gift it to someone I wrap it up in a box or bag and gift it with, “A bit of Hankie Lore….”
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