Crafting with Bandanas
Bandanas Make Beautiful Crafts
Crafting with bandanas is fun and inexpensive. Bandanas are patterned handkerchiefs that often have paisley designs making for a lovely square of fabric that's perfect for crafting.
Some of these crafts require simple sewing skills. Others require no sewing, so there's something here for everyone.
The bandana pictured here is acting as gift wrap concealing a bottle of wine inside.
Photo Credit: Peggy Hazelwood
Hankie Crafts - Crafting with bandanas, hankies
These books offer inspiration and craft projects to get you crafting in no time. The great thing about bandanas is they are affordable, easy to work with, and beautiful!
Decoupage with Bandanas - Use Bandanas Instead of Paper
Use fabric, like bandanas, for decoupage instead of paper. The results can be striking! Here are a few projects to get you inspired.
- Bandanna Picture or Mirror Frame - Martha Stewart
This is essentially a decoupage project, only you're gluing down fabric instead of paper.
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- Recycled Purse
Make a purse with bandanas and Mod Podge.
Crafting with Bandanas - Sewing crafts
If you can sew, you can make bandana crafts easily! Take a look at these craft projects that use bandanas then choose one or two that you'd like to make. You can dress up your table with a new bandana table runner and make matching napkins or make you or someone else a top with bandanas.
- Bandanna Table Runner - Martha Stewart Entertaining Crafts
Table Runner: Rugged and practical, bandannas seem almost patriotic, so this table runner is fitting for the Fourth of July. Lay a bandanna flat (you'll need several matching ones). Use contrasting (or matching) bandanas as napkins with this table ru
- Bandana Halter Top - Sewing Projects: Martha Stewart
Bandana Halter Top: Sewing Projects: Easy Sewing Projects for Beginners by Martha Stewart. Whip up a new top for a little girl with a bandana and some soft rope.
- Napkin-Folded Pillowcases - Martha Stewart Crafts
These pillowcases are shown using napkins but bandanas would also work. So easy! You'll also need a button.
- Bandanna Hangers - Martha Stewart Sewing Projects
Make a set of covered hangers using bandanas.
- Bandanna Seat Cushion - Martha Stewart Sewing Projects
Make a bandana seat cushion for hard chairs no more!
- Corner Crafts: Flower Bow
Sew up some flower bows using bandanas. Super cute and you can use whatever color bandana you want.
- DIY Gifts Under $10, Many Under $5
This article is full of great crafts to make inexpensively, including this project: Colorful bandanas make the cutest tote bags, don't you think? At $1 per bandana at the local super center, it's a very inexpensive DIY gift under $5.
- V and Co.: tutorial: bandanna skirt
these skirts fit a 2-3 year old...you can adapt it for older girls by adding layers and extra bandanna's (maybe i'll make a tutorial of that later on) first off get yourself a bandana.
Black and White Bandanas - Muted and subtle
These subtle black and white bandanas offer a muted tone for crafty with bandanas. They would be perfect for gift wrap too. Tie a lovely red ribbon at the top of a bottle of wine for a striking presentation.
Bandana Toppers for Cookies or Cup Cakes
If you absolutely love the look of bandanas and want to carry it into the kitchen, take a look at these cute little toppers for cookies or cup cakes. They are provided courtesy of The Sweet Adventure of Sugarbelle.
The toppers are small cookies with intricate bandana designs iced on to resemble the paisley designs found on bandanas.
Photo Credit: The Sweet Adventure of Sugarbelle.
This selection of bandana crafts include a few sewing projects and miscellaneous techniques that all transform a bandana from a square of loveliness into something else, even more lovely.
- Brilliant Bandanas -- Country Living
In minutes, turn these pretty paisley squares into vibrant and useful accents for your home and clothing. Nine projects in all including napkin rings, bandana belt, flower made from a bandana, and more.
- Life in Wonderland: Fourth of July Decorating with Bandanas
Gather red, white, and blue bandanas and make some great Fourth of July bandana crafts!
- Halloween Crafts- Bandana Ghosts at WomansDay.com - Woman's Day
Fun and easy ghosts made from bandanas! This is a no-sew craft! Get into the Halloween spirit with our quick and easy crafts at Woman's Day.
- Bandanna Wreath
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- Make a Bandana for Dogs
Though I've been sewing for decades, I'd never had occasion to sew dog bandanas until now. The local Hawaiian Humane Society outfit their rescue dogs in doggie bandanas. I decided sewing bandanas would be something I could contribute.
- Bandanna Party - Martha Stewart Crafts
Make party hats, napkin rings, and party favors with bandanas!
Packs of Bandanas - Great for Crafting or Wearing
These bandanas come in packs so there will be plenty to go around. Grab a few packs to have on hand for crafting or for simple, but fun gift wrap in a pinch.
Use Bandanas as Napkins
Bandanas make great napkins!
Bandanas are big, soft, & washable.
Bandana Gift Wrap - Click a small image to enlarge it.Click thumbnail to view full-size
Bandanas as Gift Wrap - and to wrap food!
- Two Shades of Pink: Five Uses for Red, White, and Blue Bandanas
This blog by Two Shades of Pink offers fun ways to use bandanas, including as a wrap for a pie. Adorable!