Thursday, May 10, 2012

Make a Vintage Hankie Hair Tie in 5 Minutes

Occasionally I suffer from a raging case of Bad Hair Day.  Actually, it happens a lot.  My crazy-curly hair has a mind of its own.  Really, it does!  And it often conspires with the Florida humidity to cause me to reach for the scissors...

...And real quick, stitch up a hair tie that will distract from my Bad Hair Day.

Reaching into my stash of vintage hankies, I chose a couple with yellow rose buds:

Then laid them out and sewed two ends together:

Next, I rolled them up, length-wise and ironed them flat:

And stitched the entire length:

Wha-la!  I tied it around my ginormous bun.  A five minute alternative to a baseball cap...

Another way to upcycle my ever-growing vintage hankie stash.

Got any Bad Hair Day distraction tips?  Do tell and you're entered to win this month's blog giveaway contest:

Random drawing for this vintage apron is May 31st ~ good luck!


Paula Parrish said...

Hello Cindy,
Thanks for sharing this tutorial. ;o) I have a drawer packed full of vintage hankies for this project. I am certain that you never have a bad hair day because you always look so beautiful. Have a creative day.
Smiles, Paula

Mimos da Claralú! said...

Wow Cindy! His hair was looking like a princess ... beautiful!
But you have so many ideas, is not it? I find this the most!
Yesterday I was talking to my husband and saying American as you can all leave the house clean, organized and still have time to do nice things!
I can not every day I have so many chores to do that do not have time for my paintings on wood, my scrapbookings, my laces anyway, I can not. Cindy teaches me, please!
A big hug from her friend apart.
PS: May God bless you!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

What a great use for vintage hankies, of which I have many! That humidity is a killer for hair. Thanks for sharing this super idea.

Jingle said...

That is just super cute!

Anonymous said...

Cindy, cute way to decorate your hair bun and way cooler that wearing a baseball cap. Since it seems you have an abundance of vintage hankies have you ever thought of making them into headbands? I'd be interested if you did!


Anonymous said...

You are just fantastically creative - I love it! I'll have to ask my mom if she has any hankies. I think all mine from days gone by are long gone. - Anne G

My Vintage Mending said...

Genius...I need another reason to find more hankies. Smiles..Renee said...

@Shari ~ shoot me an email at cindy@RetroRevival.Biz and I'll make you a headband. You can be my "test" case:)


Blessed Serendipity said...

Cindy I love your new hankie hair tie. What a super idea and pretty cute too.


donna said...

Oh my gosh what a great idea.

Perfectly Printed said...

What a great idea!!!


Michaele said...

You are so crafty! It goes great with the print on your dress also. I would kill for curly hair.

Donna said...

Love this idea and a wonderful way to use vintage hankies! Cute!!

Mimos da Claralú! said...

Have a lovely Mother's Day, my dear friend!!

Chenille Cottage said...

What a darling hair accent...and, such a sweet way to use hankies that might, otherwise, sit in a drawer. I have my own share of bad hair days and this is genius, my sweet friend! The perfect distraction...!!

Margie said...

this post made me smile ... i'm battling with the humid hair problem myself. i have to talk myself out of grabbing the electric shaver and going to town on my head! what an adorable solution! your hair looks gorgeous! :)

Nurse Kat said...

Love the repurposed hankies! I always have my hair in a ponytail-- this will give it a little extra glam!!!