Do you have extra bandannas? Put them to use to decorate for the 4th of July! Just use this tutorial on how to make a Patriotic Red, White, and Blue Handkerchief Bunting using bandanas.
I love using inexpensive items to create eye-catching displays. Red, white, and blue handkerchiefs are perfect for creating a bunting to decorate a porch, doorway, or fence for the 4th of July. I think they make a pretty and simple statement to show your pride through colors.
Three handkerchiefs are enough to create a 10′ bunting after it was gathered up to swag it twice- for just $9 I was able to go all the way around the exposed sides of my porch. I found my handkerchiefs at Hobby Lobby for $.99 but they can be found at any hobby or craft store.
DIY Patriotic Bunting Using Bandanas
All you need for 10′ of bunting is 3 handkerchiefs (or bandannas), a pair of scissors, and some string or tacks to secure it.
Begin folding your handkerchief in half, and then in half again.
Cut into 4 equal squares
Now fold each square over from one corner to the other to create a triangle.
Knot each corner together, alternating-red, white, blue. Repeat to create your desired length.
Then hang your bunting on your porch, patio, fence, or where ever you need a bit of red, white, and blue!
You can use your patriotic bunting for Memorial Day, The 4th of July, or any other patriotic celebration.
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