Thursday, September 9, 2010

Project Day: Hankerchief Tissue Holder









I don't know about you but I am always reaching for tissues in the car. Having a 4 year old doesn't help. There is always something spilling or some kind of mess happening. Tissue boxes are so ugly. I decided to make something pretty. This is so simple. All you need is:
Lay the hanky down with the wrong side facing you. Fold each end in towards the centre. Press.
Sew a straight stitch along each side of the folded hanky.
Grab a handful of tissues and insert them carefully inside.
Done! A pretty way to transport tissues around. It even folds in half if I want to put it in my purse.
Have a fun filled weekend.
Simone xx

62 comments:

  1. So easy and so beautiful. How great would that be on a guest bedroom table. I'll be looking for pretty handkerchiefs at my next flea market, Round Top, TX - Two weeks!

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  2. This looks like a sewing project even I could do. What great little stocking stuffers these would make as well. Super cute!

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  3. Aww, so cute & girly!

    I wasn't expecting that idea at all, I thought you were going to cover the tissue box in material, very clever!

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  4. What a cute little idea - I'm going to give one of these ago myself :) Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a lovely weekend x

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  5. Such a sweet idea. I dislike the festy plastic packets and this idea solves that! Have a great weekend Simone!

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  6. This is the prettiest little idea! Tissue boxes are SO ugly and this will even fit in the glove compartment in the car. brilliant! :)

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  7. I love this project! What a great idea, and so simple! Pretty too! :)
    Blessings!

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  8. wow, I am soooo doing this!!! I love it!!

    By the way, the colors on that hanky are so YOU!!!

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  9. What a terrific idea! Love it and will use it! Thanks for sharing! Have a good weekend!
    Marian

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  10. cute as idea!! i remember buying things like that at my school fete

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  11. Well aren't you creative? That's really clever and so easy. I always have a squoosed tissue box in the car. This is much better!
    xo
    Heidi - Heart and Home

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  12. Hi Simone! This is so cute and creative, I love vintage hankies! I have a collection of my grandmother's!
    Have a good weekend!

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  13. Always love to see what you get up to. What a simple, effective idea.
    Thanks for sharing Simone. Have a super weekend.
    Carmel
    x

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  14. It's so cute!
    Have a lovely weekend Simone :)

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  15. Very clever...have a lovely weeekend, cheers Katherine

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  16. ps

    dare i say: easy peasy sneezie?

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  17. So simple...... and so, so pretty.... my kinda craft! I love it! A-M xx

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  18. Sew pretty...yes I could even do that..especially seeing I have some of your beautiful hankies.

    Happy weekend. xoxoxo

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  19. Great idea! When you run out you can use the hanky, wash it, refill it and go again.

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  20. I love it, as always Simone! The hankie you used is gorgeous!! Hope you have a fabulous weekend ~ xx

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  21. Very, very lovely!!! but I don´t have a so pretty hankerchief like yours...
    cariños

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  22. I agree the tissue box is so unkind! Pretty project.

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  23. My goodness gracious...you are a whiz! Just love it.

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  24. goreous love it! I wouldn't even know how to turn on a sewing machine, so you go girl!

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  25. What a great idea! So simple and so stunning. I hope all is going well at the new shop. Wish I could make the journey to see it, I know it's amazing!

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  26. dear simonne!! how beautifull and simple!!! l will try very happy!! me encantó! besos enormes and happy weekend!!

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  27. ...samartie pants...I always try to find the cutest kleenex box...but this is the BEST idea!..thanks!

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  28. Brilliant - am off to copy - thanks :) Oooh just thought Christmas presents!!!!!! Even more thanks:)

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  29. Can't lurk anymore! Love your blog been following for ages just love your clever and "doable"ideas! Have a great week-endx Sharon

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  30. very cute :) ps. what kind of sewing machine do you use? i am looking to get one!

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  31. That is a wonderful idea and that handkerchief is gorgeous! Happy weekend, Simone! xxoo :)

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  32. All of your ideas are always so simple and beautifull I have made most of your project, I found an old chair the other day with no back ,but it has pretty legs country style , I am going to make it vintage style like you have done , and put a flowery cushion.

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  33. Very interesting. Autumn greetings from Finland

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  34. How sweet...and such a great use for my collection. A great Xmas stocking stuffer too!!

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  35. What a simple and nice idea! I still haven't learned how to sew, I wish I could!

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  36. Simply divine Simone. Have a great weekend. I bet it's warming up in your part of the world already. Pruxxx

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  37. Such a great idea... i may have to incorporate this into some holiday gifts! I love the idea of an "old tissue" to hold new ones!

    Chris

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  38. So pretty and simple. I love stopping by for your gorgeous ides xx

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  39. I have a collection of vintage hankies, what a great project.

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  41. I swear you come up with the neatest things!
    Brenda

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  42. Such a clever idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  43. What a great idea! This would make a super cute gift too.

    Melinda

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  44. DARLING!!! I am going to give these away for Christmas gifts!
    Thank you for sharing how to make these!
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  45. you know what... i think you would fall in love with vietnam, lemme dig all my stuff and take a pic and post it..

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  46. Clever, stylish and simple. You've done it again Simone! x

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  47. This is a sewing project I can actually do lol! Thank you so much for this simple and elegant idea!

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  48. I totally love this! I hope you don't mind me sharing it on my blog too www.thatisthisandthisisheaven.blogspot.com...I'm bidding on hankies as we speak! Thank you for your wonderful beautiful blog Eleanor xxx

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  49. What a great idea - an such a good result :)

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  50. Wonderful idea!
    Passando rapidinho pra deixar
    meus votos de saúde e sucesso.
    Beijos,
    Iray

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  51. I just pin it on pinterest. it is so wonderful and soo easy to make yet so cute. love this

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  52. So sweet and simple, even I could do it! Thanks for the great idea!

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