You can easily Make A Red White and Blue Bandana Wreath for your Patriotic Decor this summer! No glue and no sewing required, only a few simple supplies and under one hour of your time.
Welcome to the June edition of the monthly Pinterest Challenge where a group of talented bloggers get to actually create some of the things we Pin on our Pinterest accounts! Our new Red White and Blue Bandana Wreath was inspired by this Pin.
More Patriotic Home Decor Ideas You Can Do
I kept seeing these and just needed to make my own with my own flair. See How To Make A No Sew Patriotic Flag. I have hung mine inside during July and summer and I’ve used it as a front door decor.
We have been using these Frosted Mason Jars Patriotic Luminaries for years. They hold up very well to use again and again. I have displayed them inside and out.
A super simple craft to make quick for your Patriotic decor is these Americana Mason Jar Lid Coasters. A fun Mason jar craft and we use cork to sit the glass on so it’s absorbent.
Create Patriotic decor on your porch by upcycling an old canner pot. The speckled blue color paired with red and white annual flowers made this cute red, white and blue flower pot on my front porch.
Have you made a pillow cover using drop cloth yet? My tutorial is easy to follow and you will want to see this gorgeous Patriotic stencil I used to decorate the pillow cover. I use it on my front porch too.
Creating a fun tablescape is one way to set the mood for any season. See my Simple Patriotic Tablescape for ideas using things from around the house for a fun table.
How To Make A Red White and Blue Bandana Wreath
You only need a few simple supplies to make this wreath. Scroll all the way down for the printable Supply list and easy instructions. I found my Bandana’s at Michaels. Shop online at Michael’s here.
Because I am personally a visual learner, I’m including some pertinent photos from the process. Please see the video for easy instructions. Seriously, you can make a bunch of these and give them as gifts. They are that easy and inexpensive.
Key Factors in making this bandana wreath
First, prep all of the bandanas including folding and stacking them. This will allow you to quickly assemble the wreath.
Create the loop by placing the folded bandana piece under the wreath form with the open end on the inside. Now open the loop on the other end by using your fingers as shown.
Next you will pull the inside end of the bandana through the loop and pull it tight. It’s almost like making a slip knot.
The knot will be on top. You simply pull the bandanas close together as you work your way around the wreath. If you want a more jam packed wreath, add one more of each color. We like how this one looks neat and not overcrowded.
The cost came in just under $20 which is fabulous for a new front door wreath! You can find the bandanas at most craft stores. Be sure to get the one’s which are printed on both sides. They do cost more but are steal cheap. All are available on Amazon and affiliate links are included in the tutorial below.
NOTE: If you live in a hot and humid climate, you may want to spray the finished wreath front and back with spray starch to avoid drooping.
My daughter crafted this beautiful Patriotic wreath and therefore it is currently gracing her front door. I had to have a little fun with it before it left the house though. So I hung it in the breakfast nook and snapped this picture. Now I think I’m going to have to make one for myself.
- A pair of scissors
- Begin by cutting all of the bandanas in half follwing the center crease line.
- Fold each piece lengthwise a coupe of times being sure to tuck the cut edges into the center. (You can make them as wide or narrow as you choose right here)
- Now fold the long piece in half.
- Continue to fold each piece until you have them all done and stacked. Now you are ready to begin creating the wreath.
- Lay the folded in half bandana piece under the wreath with the open end on the inside of the wreath frame.
- Take one hand and open a loop on the folded end.
- Now pull the other end over the top of the wreath and through the loop you created.
- Pull it snug
- Continue until your wreath is full.
- You can go back and tighten each one and pull them closer together or further apart as you desire.
If you are using a larger wreath frame be sure to increase the number of bandanas you use.
If you live in a hot and humid climate, you many want to spray the wreath front and back with spray starch.
See video for step by step tutorial.
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