Summer’s giving me a craving for making things with bandanas. These often gravitate towards patriotic themed projects but they don’t have to be. Bandanas come in a rainbow of colors and can be used to make a variety of things from home decor to fashion.
Here is some inspiration for things to make with bandanas.
Bandana Bowl Covers
These bandana bowl covers are perfect for a summer party on the patio. Keep food covered with these washable bowl covers. These remind me of my grandma who would cover her leftovers with elastic plastic covers like these, she would appreciate how much cuter these are.
No-Sew Bandana Bunting
Complete a summer party’s decor with a no-sew bandana bunting. This would be perfect for a 4th of July party, baby shower, or family picnic. Just fold, cut, and glue.
Bandana Pillow Covers
Bandanas make perfect throw pillow covers because they’re just the right size to fit a standard throw pillow. The Heathered Nest shows how to easily make these Dollar Store Bandana Pillow Covers.
No-Sew Patriotic Bandana Tablecloth
Another bandana project perfect for a summer party. The denim and bandana combo of this no-sew table cloth is perfectly patriotic.
No-Sew Bandana Chair Cushion Covers
Dress up some outdoor chair cushions be covering with bandanas. Another no-sew bandana project to complete a patriotic themed summer picnic.
Simple Bandana Wreath
The rainbow of color options available to make this bandana wreath are so inspiring. Make one for every holiday or season. I just love this bandana bow!
DIY Bandana Tablecloth
Here’s another take on a Bandana Tablecloth in red, white, and blue. This patriotic decor DIY is easy to make and great for a summer party.
Bandana Tote Bags
This easy DIY bandana project requires only a couple bandanas and some cord. These Bandana Tote Bags would make great party favors for a kid’s summer bday party!
Bandanas aren’t just for summer. Bring them into your fall decor with these Halloween Bandana Pumpkins. Make them with bandanas, embroidery thread, stuffing, and a stem.
Bandana Camera Strap
Update your camera strap with bandanas. Simply fold and stitch a couple bandanas then add key rings to the end to attach to the camera. Viola…style and comfort.
Make a Bandana Skirt for a cutie in your life. Follow along with V and CO‘s detailed sewing tutorial with great pictures. Then throw on some boots and boogie down.
St. Patrick’s Day Bandana Wreath
Welcome the Irish and springtime into your home with this St. Patrick’s Day Bandana Wreath. Customize your bandana wreath with faux flowers and a big bow.
Bandanas aren’t just for decor. These bandana bracelets are adorable and fun to make. Simply wrap strips of Bandana around small embroidery hoops and stack these bangles on your arm. Throw on some daisy dukes and your ready for summer days.
I’m featuring Craftaholics Anonymous‘ Bandana Bow from their Bandana Wreath because it’s just so cute. This bow can be the perfect way to complete any wreath or gift wrap.
American Flag with Bandana
This classic Americana decor gets a vintage feel with torn stripes, lace scraps, and a bandana as the blue field of stars.
Patchwork Bandana Quilt
An easy-to-make patchwork bandana quilt is great for summer picnics or a play mat for kids. Customize yours with a rainbow of colors.
Bandana Scarf Top
Got five minutes and a bandana? Make this DIY Bandana Scarf Top by Trash to Couture.
Patriotic Bandana Wreath
I’m loving this spin on the bandana wreath. Bandanas and knots go together like peanut butter and jelly and this DIY wreath displays that perfectly.
Bandana Laundry Hamper
As part of my baby boy nursery decor, I made this hanging laundry hamper with blue bandanas, a shoe lace, and an embroidery hoop.
What have you made with bandanas? Share below in the comments.