Turn a stack of bandanas into a patriotic bunting in just minutes. This quick and inexpensive project can be made with products from the dollar store. Be sure to add one to your home decor or summer party. You will also want to scroll to the bottom of this post to see even more fun summer dollar store projects. This one was originally posted over at Crafts Unleashed where I am a paid contributor but I am posting it here in case you missed it.
Supplies needed to make this patriotic bunting:
- Red, White, and Blue Bandanas (I used one of each color)
- Jute Twine
- Hot Glue and Glue Gun
Each bandana will make eight flags. Cut each one in half, in half again, then in half once more.
To make the bunting flags, fold each one in half and start about 2 inches from the bottom with your cut as shown below.
Repeat until you have enough flags for your patriotic bunting. The number of flags will depend on how long you want your banner to be. I chose to use only those flags from the center of the bandanas but you can use the edges pieces as well.
Press out any wrinkles in your bunting flags before continuing. Then run a bead of glue across the top of each flag and add in jute twine.
Add another bead of glue on top of the twine and fold over the bandana flag. This will give you a more finished appearance.
Continue until you have the length that you wish then hang it anywhere that you wish.
Mine was added to the top of my patriotic mantel for summer. But you can use this one for summer parties as well! Love the other items on the mantel? Click here to see how to make that wooden flag and here to make those patriotic mason jars.
A patriotic bunting is an expensive way to decorate for the 4th of July and more!
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