I love handkerchiefs. I love the whimsy of them, the subtly femininity of them and the vintage nostalgia associated with them. At my wedding I used them as napkins. We had vowed to be as sustainable as possible and i had the thought that I could kill two birds with one stone by making the "necessities" like glassware and napkins double as favors. I'm guessing the guests caught on quick because at the end of the night, there weren't very many napkins to be found :) But napkins are far from the only way that you can utilize the beauty of a handkerchief in a wedding and I have uncovered some awesome DIY projects that I think you'll love!

DIY Save The Dates
This save the date is simple and sweet. I love that they use a stamp instead of screen printing!

DIY Wedding Invitations
There are so many awesome variations of this beautiful idea. I picked out two that I thought were really different but equally amazing. 
This idea uses a handkerchief as the invitation and a postcard wrapped inside as an RSVP card. So simple, so perfect. I wasn't able to find a great tutorial for this exact project, but I was able to find a fantastic tutorial on how to use iron-on transfers to add your info to the handkerchief instead of screen printing, budget friendly and super simple, my favorite combo!

This is possibly one of my favorite projects ever. Starting with a sketch, morphing into fabric, and ending as these beautiful wedding invites I'm completely in awe of this process. Kelli Anderson laid out her whole process on her blog (link below). 
Sorry, I wasn't able to find a place to purchase though I recommend contacting Kelli should you be interested in having her recreate the project for you!

DIY Ring Pillow
This simple project adds just the right touch to your ring presentation.

This would also be a wonderful way to possibly incorporate something from a missing relative.

DIY Love Letters/Guest Book
I love LOVE this idea!! EatDrinkChic has provided templates that you can print out on paper that look just like handkerchiefs and you can have guests write little notes (or "love letters") for the newlyweds. What a unique and wonderful idea!!

How To Make 
(templates provided)
So simple to make, why buy?!
DIY Hanging Vases
I can envision these hanging vases lining the aisles of a wedding ceremony. Little pops of color with just the right touch of lace and bows. 

Where to Buy- no luck here. Clearly there's a handkerchief void in the sellers market:)

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Comment by Happily Ever After Boutique on December 2, 2011 at 1:18pm

I love this!! Great ideas :-)

Comment by Penelope Poet on December 3, 2011 at 4:07pm

Thanks for sharing such creative ideas and personal touches. Well done!

Comment by Cheryl Dumlao on December 16, 2012 at 11:54am

Nice innovative ideas for DIY Brides! I like it!


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