Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Easy DIY with vintage napkins - flower string light

Easy DIY - flower string light of vintage napkins by gretchen gretchen


I needed light. But not x-mas garland. I wanted to have easy and pretty string light to go with me to the Korukarnevaali. Two weeks ago I found pretty pastel colored old napkins from one antique shop. They didn't cost much because these aren't so popular - yet. I always buy if I find beautiful napkins or old paper staff in general. I just love the feeling of the old and a little bit frayed and color damaged. Also the material, pattern and details are suberb in vintage paper products. Usually I don't want to use them in this kind of projects because they are too valuabe. But there are plenty of these and oh, how pretty is the color!


Easy DIY - flower string light of vintage napkins by gretchen gretchen



Easy DIY - flower string light of vintage napkins by gretchen gretchen



Easy DIY - flower string light of vintage napkins by gretchen gretchen



Easy DIY - flower string light of vintage napkins by gretchen gretchen



Easy DIY - flower string light of vintage napkins by gretchen gretchen

Wasn't it simple? Do you like them? What do you think about vntage paper goods? I love them!


xo
Kreetta



19 comments:

byzebrabooks said...

Really nice, very fine ! I love it. I love paper goods the colour pallete and special the sound it makes.

Kreetta said...

Yes, sounds good :)

Monsterscircus said...

No, I looove them! Magnnificant and so beautiful way to bring new life to those lovely vintage napkins. After your project I think these napkins will be hotter than hot! I do love vintage paper goods too, but I think it's pretty hard to find those pretties here in Denmark. Thank you so much for a wonderful DIY, have a happy day!

Gum Shoe said...

So pretty! I love that mint green color!

Marilyn (Pulp Sushi) said...

This is gorgeous! How I wish I had seen this post before I shared my monthly DIY/Tutorials blog post. But that's ok because I'll share it in May, this is too amazing. :)

Rosa Paula said...

This is so pretty! Never thought of buying vintage napkins! That's a great idea!

Kreetta said...

It's not so easy to find here either...one have to look many places and have luck. I think they deserve a second chance. They are way too amazing and with history. Great coming weekend to you!

Kreetta said...

Thank you! Mint was my color in the beginning of the nineties...and now it's again, sweet!

Kreetta said...

Hi Marilyn, I'm sure it is still a new thing in next month also :) be my guest - you can share my photos. Could you tell me when you do that, thanks!!!

Kreetta said...

Hello Rosa, aren't them adorable. Hope you find them! Let me know if you do!

Cintia Soto said...

I love this flower DYI thank you Kreetta for share this tutorial I will make it for my self. And the color is lovely one of my favorites actually.

Kreetta said...

Hi Cintia! Thank you, that is nice to hear!

Marilyn (Pulp Sushi) said...

I definitely will! :)

FineandFeathered said...

These are so adorable! They would be so perfect for a screened in porch or a tea party!

Josie
FineandFeathered.com

Kreetta said...

Hello Josie! Thank you, nice to have you here! Yes, and they are very very easy to do! Go for it!

Jutta said...

Onpa sieviä! Ei ole käynyt mielessäkään, että vanhoja servettejälin voisi vielä löytyä, tosi ihania.

Kreetta said...

Kiitos! No eipä niitä ihan hirveästi olekaan...mut olen etsinyt aika kauan joten...niitä on jo muutama kappale :)

Marilyn (Pulp Sushi) said...

Hello! I shared it on my blog today http://pulpsushi.typepad.com/index/2013/05/diy-handmade-tutorials-fun-finds-from-the-web-may-2013-.html

Kreetta said...

Yay!

Thank you Marilyn!

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