I wanted to craft a unique wreath to use over my mantel for Flag Day and the 4th of July.  A wreath crafted from red, white, and blue bandanas is the centerpiece for my 2012 patriotic mantel.

I’m thrilled with this red, white, and blue patriotic wreath and it’s easy to make, too.

Wreath form
Bandanas in red, white, and blue  (I ended up using two of each color.)
Heat n Bond iron-on adhesive
Glue gun
Bandana Wreath Supplies

How To:
1.  Cut a nine inch square from the corner of each bandana.
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2.  Press each square to remove wrinkles.
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3.  Apply Heat n Bond to the wrong side of each bandana square using an iron set on medium heat.  The paper should be against the ironing board.
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4.  Peel the paper away, fold up one side and iron.  (I folded to the black line next to the small paisley pattern.)
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5.  Fold down the other side and press.
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6.  Bring the corner on the unfolded side to meet the corner on the folded sides.  Press in place.
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7.  Each bandana triangle should be nice and crisp for wreath making.  These triangles are guaranteed not to wilt in the summer heat and humidity.
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8.  Attach wire to the wreath form to make a hanger.  I wrapped my form in batting to make it easier to glue the bandanas down and also to make the wreath a bit bulkier.
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9.  Use a glue gun to glue bandanas to the form.
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10.  Hang your wreath and enjoy!
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Bandanas say “It’s summer” to me and I just may leave this wreath up long after the 4th of July is over.
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I’ll share my patriotic mantel soon.  I don’t know about you, but I can’t get enough of red, white, and blue this time of year.

Sharing With:
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
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Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Countdown to Summer at Domestically Speaking
Tutorials and Tips at Home Stories A2Z
Friday Flair at Whipperberrt
Patriotic/Fourth of July Party at Someday Crafts
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Party Junk 190 at Funky Junk Interiors

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  1. Is there anything more cheerful and fun than bandana print? The patriotic theme is great, but you could do this in thematic colors for fall, Halloween, Christmas, spring and summer too. Cute Cute!

  2. Love the wreath – question: what size wreath form did you use and where did you buy the bandanas. Thanks

  3. Adorable!!! Love this…already saw it Pinned and RePinned a bunch today on Pinterest. 🙂 Scheduled this for a feature tomorrow!

  4. This is great, Paula! You’re wonderful at creating special decor for different seasons. This wreath is so patriotic but it’s also just plain summery–so yes, I think you could leave it up long after July 4. 🙂

    Thank you so much for joining Grace at Home!

  5. Hi Paula! Oh, you’re just the smartest one! I love this and it’s so cute and now you’re ready for the holiday.
    Be a sweetie,

  6. Adorable!! You did an amazing job, I just love the Americana feel of the bandana print! Hope you had a nice weekend.

  7. OK, I am RUNNING to the store right now! I love this wreath! So cute and who doesn’t love the good ole red, white, and blue. Thanks!

  8. Oh how cute!!! I am hitting up Hobby Lobby ASAP so I can make this! xo

  9. So stinkin’ cute, Paula!!! I love it! It doesn’t get more festive than bandana print. I’ve always loved bandana print.

  10. JaneEllen says:

    IT sure does say summer, love how you positioned each one behind other, great idea to keep it neat. I have couple of those wire wreaths, have done and undone them so many times when I get tired of what’s on it. This is such a great idea and look. I’ll be going to see where I can find bandanas for $1 each.
    I love to put bandanas on our dog in winter. He has a big ruff around his neck so in summer I don’t put them on him since it’s so hot already with his black fur. He goes outside and tries any way to get bandanas off, in winter he hides them in snow or under something so we can’t find them, naughty boy. He’s alot smarter than we are.
    Love all the projects you’ve made, will be pinning this one. Happy summer days


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