Bandana Wreath Tutorial

A bandana wreath is a fun and playful wreath perfect for summer. Learn how easy it is to make a bandana wreath with this simple tutorial.

Have you seen a bandana wreath before? I just think they are so cute that I had to try my hand at making one. I chose a patriotic themed wreath for the Fourth of July, but you can easily change up the feel by what color bandanas you use.

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To make your own bandana wreath, you only need these three items:

  • 14 inch Wire Wreath Form (they have these at Dollar Tree right now!)
  • 14 Bandanas (5 white, 5 red, 4 blue) approximate size 20-22 inches
  • Fabric Scissors

I found bandanas 2/$1 at Dollar Tree, but they didn’t have white, so I picked up a few bandanas from Hobby Lobby too. They had a huge selection of awesome colors for $1 each.

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If you use a wreath form that’s bigger than 14 inches, you’ll need to buy a few more bandanas. If you use a smaller wreath form, you can buy fewer bandanas.

Step 1

Begin by cutting each bandana in half so you have two long, skinny pieces.

Step 2

Fold each bandana strip in half, then wrap it around the wire wreath form and tie into a Lark’s Head knot. That’s just a fancy name for the kind of knot where you pull the ends through the center loop. Here’s a picture:

Step 3

Repeat until the whole wreath form is full. I chose to do a red and white pattern around one side, then a patch of blue so that it would mimic the American flag.

Step 4

Tighten the knots down and fluff the ends. If you’re worried about the bandanas coming loose, you could secure each knot with a bit of hot glue, but I don’t think it’s very necessary.

There you go! Isn’t that a fun project? It’s so easy, but turns out so cute. It would make a fantastic craft project to do with friends or to make at summer camp.

The big question is: what color of bandanas are you going to choose?

Looking for other easy Fourth of July craft ideas? Here are a few of my favorites:

Easy Fourth of July Luminaries

Patriotic Mason Jar Sign

66 COMMENTS

  1. I love love love this project! And it’s versatility; but I am still not sure about how to make the knot. Please help.

    • Hi Bee! Did you watch the video at the end of the post? I tie the knots several times in the video, so hopefully that will help you figure out how to do it.

    • The bandanas from Dollar Tree were 20″ and just a bit smaller than the ones from Hobby Lobby, which were 21.5″ but they both look good on the wreath.

  2. When I first made these I was instructed to use a styrofoam wreath…..please use a wire wreath. When dropped on hard surface the styrofoam will break.

  3. That is so awesome that you shared that I love it and I’m gonna make a few of them for different holidays like Christmas Easter Valentines day thank you so much for the idea πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

    • I just bought the regular craft bandanas. The ones from Hobby Lobby were a little bit bigger than the ones from Dollar Tree, but I was still able to use both sizes and get a good result.

  4. Than you for this tutorial. I made the bandana wreath this morning & I love it. My mind is spinning – next up just might have to be a Halloween wreath! πŸŽƒ
    Thanks for sharing your creative ideas.

  5. I went to Hobby Lobby first. Bandanas were .99 cents. They had all colors. They are a bit “stiffer” than the ones at Dollar Tree. They were $1.00 at Dollar Tree. Will it make a difference? The Dollar Tree bandanas were softer. I hate to make it and see a difference, since they are all the same price. My Dollar Tree didn’t have 15″ wreaths, only 14″ wreaths… πŸ™‚ ?

    • The 14 inch wreath form will work perfectly… maybe I measured mine wrong and it actually IS the 14″ form. The fabric on the bandanas from Hobby Lobby IS different than the Dollar Tree ones, but I mixed mine together and it still looks cute. No worries!

  6. I just made mine! I love it…I’m thinking of making a red and green one at Christmastime! By the way, my scarves were 99 cents each at the Dollar Tree and same price at Hobby Lobby.

  7. I purchased my 22×22 inch bandanas from Amazon. I got a dozen of each color and the prices for a dozen ran $7.73-$9.73-$10.98. So, they were a bit cheaper and I plan to make an 18 inch wreath with more bandanas for a thicker presentation. I’m excited about it, and if it turns out well, I may make some for other holidays. I’m handicapped and can’t get to Dollar Tree or Hobby Lobby, so I ordered my wreath for $6.00. I could have gotten 5 for $30 ($5 each) but I wanted to see if I needed more. Can’t wait for everything to arrive so I can make it!!

  8. Maybe paint or spray hodge podge on the wreath after outs done. Let it dry Ann’s then it can hang pin your door. The Modge podge will protect it from the rain and sun.

  9. I made one of these a couple years ago and love it. Even added stars on the blue “field”. Get great compliments, too. I may have used larger bandanas and the ends past the knot have begun to go limp. Ideas to keep them standing up straight?

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