Celebrate patriotic holidays with a stunning DIY red, white, and blue bandana wreath for your front door. Easy and budget-friendly! If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn a commission.
Whether you're gearing up for July 4th, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Flag Day, or simply want to show your love for your country, this DIY project is perfect for adding a touch of red, white, and blue to your home decor.
In this step-by-step tutorial, we'll guide you through the process of making a stunning wreath using bandanas, a wreath form, and a few simple crafting supplies.
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To begin, cut all of the bandanas in half.
If your bandanas came folded then there should be a fold right through the center, you can use that as a guide.
There is no need to iron out the creases before assembly, you can leave them as is.
Tie On the Bandanas:
Next, tie them around the wreath.
To tie the pieces on, fold a strip in half lengthwise.
Place the strip under the wire wreath with the loop on the outside of the and the tails in the middle of the wreath.
Pull the tails over the top of the wreath and tuck them into the loop end. Pull tight and open the ends of the bandana at the same time.
Continue around the wreath adding more strips of the bandana. Pushing the pieces close together as you go.
I did all of the blues in one section and then alternated the red and the white, but you can put them in whatever order you want.
Cut Paper Stars with Cricut:
The cut file for these glitter stars is all ready to go on Cricut Design Space!
Follow the prompts within Cricut Design Space and cut out your stars using glitter paper.
If you have this nifty spatula tool, it makes removing the stars from the mat so easy!
Glue the Stars on the Wreath:
Lay the stars out about where you want them on the wreath and then glue them in place by adding a bit of hot glue to the back of each glitter star.
Be aware that since the stars are made of paper, they can be ruined by harsh weather.
You can use wood stars although those are heavier and can make the bandana ends flop over.
If you have a covered porch a screen door, or an overhang over your door it should last just fine. You just don't want the wreath directly under a water spout. 🙂
I really love how the stars add to the finished look of the wreath.
And it looks amazing hanging on the front door!
When you make this Bandana Wreath please share a photo and tag me @thecraftyblogstalker! I'd love to see what you've made.
Frequently Asked Questions:
The number of bandanas can vary depending on the size of the wreath. For my 16-inch wire wreath form, I used 18 bandanas.
Yes, you can use fabric by the yard, although it won't be as stiff. So I would recommend stiffening it up with some spray starch to make the top pieces still stand straight up.
Our Crafting Essentials:
- The Cricut Cutting Machine is easily our favorite crafting tool. We use it in so many of our tutorials!
- These MakerX Crafting Tools are perfect for keeping in the craft room and are always ready when needed!
- This Fiskars Paper Trimmer is easy to use and cuts nicely without frayed edges.
- These Scotch Precision Scissors cut like a dream, and you get multiple pairs in a pack!
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