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Vintage Hankie Do It Yourself Save the Date Invitations

Vintage Hankie Save The Date

Do It Yourself, or DIY, wedding projects allow you to create your own personalized favors and touches that can be applied in any way you can imagine on your special day, for a shower, a party or whenever. All you need are some basic items and a little creativity.

We’re thrilled to share these Vintage Hankie Do It Yourself Save the Date Invitations with you. We asked Rachel over at B9 Objects if we could share the template. Rachel created her Vintage Hankie Do It Yourself Save the Date Invitations using a YUDU. If you can’t get your hands on a YUDU, below are instructions on how to use an iron template.

We highly recommend you check out how Rachel (B9 Objects) packaged the whole project. Click Here To See Her Vintage Hankie Do It Yourself Save the Date Invitations but don’t forget, the Wedding Chicks shop has lots of Vintage Hankies. Check them out here for some serious pretty.

Vintage Hankie Save The Date

1. Vintage Hankies {we know that it might be hard to find vintage hankies, but a great alternative is going to the fabric store or to Etsy and buying fat quarters}
2. Scissors
3. Iron Templates
4. Pillow Case
5. Iron

Vintage Hankie Save The Date

Here is where it might get a bit tricky but we are confident that you can pull it off. So, when you download the template here it is going to be reversed in order to iron it on properly.

Print it out on regular paper first so you don’t waste your iron-on templates. Then go into Word or any text edit program and type in your names and wedding date and reverse it. When you print it out, you can specify on the printer’s dialog box that you want it printed as “mirror”. Look under “preferences” when you click “Print”.

When everything is aligned properly you can use your iron templates.

Vintage Hankie Save The Dates

Vintage Hankie Save The Date


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  1. -100. Cristina says:

    Wow, this is a wonderful idea. I’ve seen it a lot lately, but I think it’s just perfect for my vintage wedding! Thanks for the DIY!

  2. -100. weddingchicks says:

    we are so glad you like it! we were so inspired by the silk screen versions and though the iron on would be a great DIY. (:

  3. -100. Lindsay says:

    Thank you for sharing these! I get so excited to download your templates and these hankies are such a lovely little detail :)

  4. -100. Heather says:

    These are beautiful! And exactly what I’ve been planning to do for my wedding! My fiance is in grad school to become a history professor and we both agreed that these would be the perfect way to represent us and wow our guests. Thanks for sharing!

  5. -100. Sondra says:

    This is an awesome idea! I would love to make them for my bridemaids!

  6. -100. Amber says:

    I love those! I have a few vintage handkerchiefs from my fiance’s late Grandmother that we are going to incorporate into our wedding day in special ways. This would also be a beautiful way to honor her.

  7. -100. Chelsea says:

    Oh I saw these on Style Me Pretty and just absolutely fell in love with them. They are beautiful and I’m excited to incorporate this wonderful DIY into my own celebration!

  8. -100. Lindsey says:

    Love, Love, Love these!!! I would DIY our names and date and hand them out at the ceremony for my guests to dry their eyes and to take home as a favor!!!!!

  9. -100. Donnica says:

    OMG!!! This is such a wonderful idea! I love it. And I wanted to have something like this for the parents and grandparents. And aslo for the bridesmaids. so this is killing two birds with one stone. That’s it…this is what I’m doing! LOL!!!!

  10. -100. Angie says:

    I am in love with this idea, not only for Save the Dates but also for wedding favors. Thanks for the tutorial. They are so pretty!

  11. Another good source of fabrics is the remnant bin at your local crafty fabric store. Buy a couple diff ones and mix n match. I’m sure you could come up with some crazy cool stuff.

  12. -100. operaghost says:

    So Shabby Chic pretty!

  13. Oh! I love this!!! Thanks for the info :)

  14. -100. Delilah says:

    WOW! What a great idea! Very unique!

  15. -100. NADIA DI MEO says:

    They are so pretty! What a great idea for Save the Dates. I am about to start designing mine. I love your site and ideas,so creative and amazing!!

  16. ;) ;) ;)

    -Vania -SimplyBloom Photography, LLC

  17. -100. Sian Townsend says:

    These are perfect…I have been looking for an alternative type of Save the Date and had been thinking of mini jam jars but postage a problem. I am going to enlist helpers and get DIYing! What a great find on this grey Friday (very drizzly in UK, as usual!)

    Sian, Cambridge, UK

  18. -100. Dacia says:

    I absolutely adore these hankies and would love to win some! I’ve already sent out STD’s for the wedding, but think these would be super cute as invites for my tea-party vintage inspired bridal shower.

  19. -100. Leslie says:

    these are amazing!

  20. -100. Rachel@BenignObjects says:

    Pretty Handsome Paper ( does printed hankies as well. I’m certain I wasn’t the one to start printing on hankies, but I’m sure glad to be able to share my experience and craft with all of you!

  21. -100. Erin says:

    Thanks so much for the shout-out! :)

  22. -100. Montanna says:

    THANK YOU! Once I saw this idea for STD’s I have been wanting to do them, but knew it’d be too much to have them made and I am not a DIYer so I wouldn’t have been able to come up with how-to on my own. So THANK YOU so much for sharing this! <3

  23. -100. Kalee says:

    This would also be an amazing idea for a ladylike shower! Love this!

  24. -100. Rhonda says:

    Absolutely gorgeous. Will have to figure out someway to incorporate this concept into my wedding. May have to change the wording and use as bridesmaid gifts. :-)

  25. -100. Janet says:

    What an incredible idea…creativity at its best.

    Thanks for sharing this.

  26. -100. Pat Hayrynen says:

    Love vintage hankies. What a great way to use them! Pat

  27. -100. Carlie Jean says:

    What a creative and unique idea! Fantasic!

  28. -100. Mary Ellen says:

    I have simply fallen in love with this idea ! I just had one question about mailing them. Any suggestions on how to mail them if you didn’t not want to have the extra expense of the card stock to wrap them around? Would you suggest just simply folding and then putting them in the envelope? Thanks so much for the tutorial, its fantastic!!

  29. -100. Helene says:

    Wow, I’ve never seen such a pretty idea! I definitely will be trying my hand at this. Thanks for the amazing DIY!

  30. -100. Deborah Ocasio says:

    I am so in love with this idea. This is is what I was looking for! I am going to do this for the actual wedding invitation. My save the date is going to be an old fashion telegram! Thank you for showing us how to do with out a screen! Thank you again

  31. -100. Jamie Taylor says:

    Can you tell me if you can see a line from the iron on transfer (like a circle). Is it stiffer where it transferred on. It looks like you can see the iron on fairly well in one of the pictures above. Thanks!

  32. -100. Jana Strayhorn says:

    Love these!

  33. -100. victoria roberge says:

    i must be really out of it because i have never seen this and i am so into vintage. Weddings? maybe?not so much lately. let me put it this way,”i am always the bride,never the brides-made.” perhaps that’s why i stay away from the brides magazine. victoria

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  35. -100. Lois von fricke says:

    I love vintage hankies. Maybe obsessed is a better word. Having one tucked into my little opera bag makes me feel like such a lady, though I hardly ever act like one. I just made some hangers of vintage hankies and my son went ga ga over them and he’s not even gay. But engaged to be married, maybe that’s why I cruise the wedding blogs. I won’t be mother of the bride, he won’t wear a dress but I can make his suit.

    Now I need to go tear apart my storage bins to find all my hankies, I already have the one picked out for his wedding. is it a bit too obsessive to design a dress to go with the hankie?

  36. -100. Corrine says:

    I just finished making these for my save the date and they turned out AWESOME!!! I also attatched mine to a card with a beautiful decorative paper and message and then lined my envolped to match. Thank you for such a wonderful template! I love them!

  37. -100. megan claire says:

    love this idea! but ur directions r a little tricky….if you follow your directions and “reverse it” in msword, the when printing, choose “mirror”, wouldn’t that put it right back to right side up again? has anyone tried this? would love some clarification! thank you! :)

  38. -100. Jamie Cooper says:

    My theme is Vintage Country chic and I absolutely love the idea of using Hankies as the save a dates but I am having a hard time finding Pretty hankies in Bulk to purchase that are not too expensive. Where can you find them at a reasonable price? I need 200 if I send one to everyone I am inviting, but I may only send them to about 100 people. Such an adorable idea!!

  39. -100. Jamie Cooper says:

    Thanks for ALL of the great Ideas!

  40. -100. Jamie Cooper says:

    Do you have any other Vintage DIY projects?

  41. -100. Donna says:

    Absolutely adorable!!!! I love them so much. I can’t tell you how grateful I am to have lovely sites like this that actually help you out, step by step through the process. Bless you all, I’m a mother-in-law to be that will definately be using this idea for my son’s country vintage wedding, thanks again.donna

  42. -100. Erica says:

    Hi! Do you have a hanki template for wedding invites?
    Thanks for your hard work.

  43. -100. sheetal says:

    from where i can buy Iron on transfers ?plz help

  44. -100. Anke says:

    Hi There,

    Where can I purchase these vintage Hankies?
    Hope to hear from you soon.

    074 1428 285

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  57. -100. Kristin says:

    I love this. I was trying to make ‘for your happy tears’ hankies and tried a bunch of DIY ideas from pinterest with NO success. Does the iron on paper make the hankie stiff where it was applied?

  58. Love the wedding handkerchief invite. I love all things wedding, especially custom hankies for such a momentous occasion.


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