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Framed Handkerchiefs

That box of folded handkerchiefs at a vintage-clothing store might not look promising, but, unfolded, each one can be a piece of art. Many handkerchiefs from 1900 through the 1960s were printed with lively designs. Framed simply, they're great decorations for a wall. Here's how to do it!

Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 1999


  • Handkerchiefs

  • 1.8-inch-thick glass

  • >1/16-inch-thick poster board

  • Swiss clip

  • Foil tape

  • Scissors


  1. Wash and iron handkerchiefs; measure each of the four sides, adding 1/2 inch to each measurement.

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