DIY: Patriotic Bandana Wreath

In the May/June issue of “The Wave” the library is offering a craft program titled, “Patriotic Bandana Wreath”. Just in time for Memorial Day and Independence Day, this wreath is perfect all summer long.

We were pleasantly surprised to see how many of our patrons registered for this program! If you missed out on getting a kit, don’t worry you can DIY. For such a beautiful wreath, it is very easy to do!

Here is what you will need:

How to Make a Patriotic Bandana Wreath:

To begin, cut all of the bandanas in half. If your bandanas came folded then there should be a fold right through the center, you can use that as a guide.

Once all the bandanas are cut in half, begin tying them around the wreath. Start with the blue bandanas first, and then alternated the red and the white, to mirror the American flag.

To tie the pieces on, fold the strip in half lengthwise and lay under the wreath form with the fold on the outside of the form and the tails in the middle of the wreath. Pull the tails over the top of the wreath and tuck into the fold of the strip. Pull tight.

Continue around the wreath adding more strips of bandana. Pushing the pieces close together as you go.

If you think your wreath needs a little sparkle, take the white glitter cardstock and cut out stars to hot glue to your wreath. You can also use star shapes punches, or print it from a circuit if you’re fancy.

And that’s it! Your patriotic bandana wreath is finished!

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