Five Minute DIY Vintage Hanky Watch

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Hey guys! I wanted to pop in and share a super easy DIY watch with you all today! Sometimes I love to wear a watch, but the bands aren’t always breathable and can make my wrists feel sweaty. It’s super easy to make a watch with a hanky or scarf, and super cute too. Check it out:

Here’s What You Need:

*Watch Face (this particular face I got at Michael’s)

*Vintage Hanky or Scarf



First you need to grab a hanky. Fold the hanky in half diagonally, forming a triangle.


Starting at the top where it is widest, fold the hanky over about an inch, then over again, and again until you have a folded strip of about an inch wide.

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To finish off your watch band, insert the end of the hanky strip into the loop of the watch face, under the face, and then back up through the other loop. Tie the watch around your wrist and knot in a little bow.

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I love the hanky watches because, well, they are hankies! I love finding new ways to use them and wear them! Since there is not cutting or sewing you can switch them out as often as you like making the design possibilities endless. What I also love is that since they are cotton they are breathable and comfortable to wear. So, grab some of grandma’s old hankies and strap one on with a watch sometime. I love wearing mine! I’ll be back soon with more diy fun. Until then…

Happy Crafting!

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5 Responses

  1. Stephanie C

    Brilliant!!! What a cool idea. I have 4 watches that I haven’t worn to a long time & a box full of vintage hankies. Thanks for the great idea.

  2. Loving all of these hankie diys:)

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