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Hand Stamped Handkerchiefs

Father’s Day is coming up June 18th! And I originally did this post two years ago, but it has been so popular I wanted to reshare it. These handkerchiefs I made are still being carried around. I hung onto one of them, and it still looks great after lots of washes and living in my purse.  

This DIY is sure to put a smile on Dad's face. It is a special (and practical) gift that he can carry with him. These hand stamped handkerchiefs are simple enough for even the little ones to get involved.

You'll need:
Stamps
Cotton Handkerchiefs
Ink for Fabric (I use VersaCraft)
An Iron

Now for the fun part! I stamped the imaged in a random pattern for some (wax seal and glasses) and in a half-brick for the others (see the crawfish and streetcar). You can use lots of colors with one stamp or several different stamps on one handkerchief. It's about having fun while making something Dad will enjoy. 

Once you have finished stamping the ink will need to be heat set. VersaCraft recommends that the “cotton” or “high” temperature setting be used for at least 15 seconds. I would also throw them in the dryer for a few minutes (just to be sure). 

Now you have a memorable and personal gift. Fold them into neat little squares, add a bit of butcher's twine and you are ready for Father's Day. 

You can do it, Go Team!

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