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DIY Patriotic Bandana Garland in Four Easy Steps

I love this project because it is the perfect decoration to impress your loved ones at any last minute Fourth of July party. *Especially when you go to that party and maintain social distance while rocking that beautiful face mask. You know it!*

This DIY is so easy to make, that you will have plenty of extra time before the festivities to make (or buy) that dessert you were voluntold to bring. Seriously though, anyone at any craft level or any age can make this, so let’s get started…

DIY Patriotic Bandana Garland in Four Easy Steps

Step One: Gather Your Supplies

You Will Need:

  • Three Bandanas
    • One of each color: Red, White, and Blue
  • A Sharp Pair of Scissors
    • I recommend using Fabric Scissors
  • About Three to Four Feet of Rope
    • You can use more if you need it to stretch the garland to fit a certain length

For this craft tutorial, I only used three bandanas; however, you can use as many as you need if you want to extend your garland to be longer.

Step Two: Cut Bandanas into Strips

Cut the bandanas into strips that are about 1.5 inches thick.

Secret Tip: This does not have to be an exact measurement, because once the strips are all snug together on the garland no one is going to notice imperfections. Shhhhhhh

Step Three: Attach Bandana Strips onto the Rope

Take the first strip, fold it in half and place the folded strip under the rope, as shown in the photo to the right. Next, lift the middle of the fold to create a loop, as shown in the photo to the left.

Then, pull the other side of the folded strip over the rope and through the loop, as shown below.

This is what it looks like before you pull the knot tight.

Next, pull the knot tight to secure the bandana strip to the rope.


Continue this same process for each strip until the desired length of the garland is achieved.

Keep going and going and going and going…

Step Four: Hang the Garland

I had some fun using this beauty to decorate the storage wardrobes in my craft room.

What I love about this garland is that not only is it fun to create and a great party decoration, but once the party is finished you can hang it as part of your existing home decor. Hang the garland on the outdoor porch railing or patio, inside on the fireplace mantel or in the hallway surrounded with old Fourth of July family photos. The possibilities are as limitless as your imagination!

Thank you for reading. Have a safe and fun Fourth of July!

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