How to Make a Patriotic Bandana Wreath

6 Materials
10 Minutes

Fourth of July is almost upon us, and I always need more 4th of July decorations. For quick and easy front door decor, I made this stunning red, white and blue bandana wreath. It's hard to believe how simple this is!
Step 1: Gather Your Materials
I used a wire wreath, red and white bandanas, blue fabric, large silver beads and a hot glue gun. The silver beads were a little something extra, but I think they really complete the look!
Step 2: Put in Your Bandanas
The great thing about these wire wreaths (besides for being reusable) is that they make any fabric look really nice and voluminous with minimal effort. All I did was stuff the fabric folds of the bandanas between the wires, using my fingers to poke them in.
I alternated between red and white bandanas, until I got about one third of the way around the wreath. Tuck the bandanas in more tightly for let volume, or more loosely for more volume.
Step 3: Add the Blue Fabric
I added blue tulle-like fabric in the exact same way as the bandanas. My blue fabric had a top layer with a little bit of shimmer, so it looked really lovely when bunched loosely around the wreath form.
Step 4: Glue on the "Stars"
I found these wonderful silver beads in my local craft store and just fell in love with the idea of using them in my wreath. I used my handy dandy hot glue gun to attach them to the blue fabric.
I added a bead every few inches in different areas all over the blue fabric. If you're going to add your own stars, make sure your beads are large enough so that they're visible inside the fabric folds.
And here it is! I've already received a bunch of compliments from my neighbors, and the best part? When I'm ready for a new wreath, all I have to do is pull the bandanas out!

Suggested materials:

  • Red Bandanas
  • White Bandanas
  • Wire wreath
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7 questions
  • Susan Laverty-Osborn
    on Jun 18, 2016

    How did you keep the bandanas from pulling out of the wire wreath? did you glue the ends together or to the wire? After viewing the video it seemed as though they could easily come out.. Thank You..

    • Shawna Bailey
      on Jun 21, 2016

      They stay inside between the wires, with no problem. When I wanted to I could pull them out though. And I plan to do that when I use the wire base for other holidays.

  • Dorothy Harrington
    on Jun 19, 2016

    How much blue material did you use?

  • Cheryl Rein
    on Jun 19, 2016

    What size wire wreath did you use?

  • Joa6010874
    on Jun 19, 2016

    How do you tie them to keep them on the frame?

    • 9530106
      on Jun 19, 2016

      She stated that she just "stuffed" the bandannas and tulle into the holes of the wreath form. Also the video does show that. :)

    • Lia Liz Noland Rohrbach
      on Jun 20, 2016

      It seems to hold well between the wires, making it interchangeable, which is so great for changing holidays!

    • Shawna Bailey
      on Jun 21, 2016

      The shape holds them in, you just push them in with your fingers and then they stay. when the seasons over you can take them out and use the wire base again.

    • Sandra Spencer
      on Jun 23, 2016

      You could always hot glue them in if you wanted to, or tack them in with a few stitches.

  • Janet
    on Jun 19, 2016

    Just a thought. You could have blue bandanas or blue with white dots. Janet M

  • Jay
    on Jun 19, 2016

    How many total bandanas did you use & what length of tulle please?

    • Judy bieber
      on Jun 19, 2016

      I counted 5 red and 5 white, plus the blue tulle.

    • Jay
      on Jun 20, 2016

      Thank you Judy Bieber!! I appreciate it kindly.

    • Shawna Bailey
      on Jun 21, 2016

      Yes, 5 red and 5 white bandanas. I probably used about 4 ft in tulle.

  • Bwarner50
    on Jun 20, 2016

    What a quick, smart way to make a patriotic wreath! I did one using red, white, and blue felt squares and adhesive stars on the blue squares. Your idea is much faster, although not inexpensive - where did you get the beads?

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  • Bj Rutledge
    on Jul 21, 2016

    I remember when I was growing up we would make a wire coathanger into the shape of a circle then cut up drycleaner bags into 10 inch strips and tie as many as we could around the circle. When we got done it was full, we would spray fake snow on it and glue little ornaments on them...

  • Kelly
    on Sep 17, 2017

    Really pretty! I love those beads. How easy yet attractive. Could even get more "correct" for lack of better word and use 13 red and white bandanas like an actual flag (7 red and 6 white).
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