How all American are bandanas? In 1775, Martha Washington commissioned the first bandana, and had it printed with a picture of George Washington on horseback. Which makes bandanas the perfect choice for 4th of July crafts! Over the next week, Patty Schaffer is going to share several patriotic crafts made with bandanas. Today’s tutorial is for Patty’s Patriotic Fringed Bandana Wreath. If you can rip fabric & tie knots, you can make this quick & easy patriotic wreath in just an hour or two.
To make a Patriotic Fringed Bandana Wreath, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam, 12” wreath
- Bandanas, six in assorted red, white & blue prints
- Ribbons & trims in assorted patriotic colors & prints
- Tools needed: Scissors
To make a Patriotic Fringed Bandana Wreath:
1. Cut off the sewn hems around each bandana.
2. Cut a small snip about ¾” in from the edge of a bandana. Pull on this strip, creating a torn strip the length of the bandana.
3. Repeat, till all of the bandanas are torn in strips.
4. Tie a bandana strip around the foam wreath and double knot it on the outside of the wreath.
5. Continue tying bandana strips around the wreath, slightly overlapping each strip.
6. Tie on an occasional patriotic ribbon or trim for a fun look.
7. When the wreath is completely covered in bandana strips, trim the fringe to a length you like.
Fun, isn’t it? I hope you’ll check in tomorrow for another patriotic bandana craft from Patty!
Have you ever crafted with bandanas? What did you make?