Sunday, June 27, 2010

Fourth of July Decorating with Bandanas

Last week I was catching up on some of my favorite blogs and came across a gorgeous patriotic tablecloth that was made entirely out of bandanas by Kendra at My Insanity - please check out the pics on her blog. For two days straight I literally could not get the idea of using those red, white and blue bandanas out of my head. So on day three I finally decided to try making some other 4th of July decorations inspired by the tablecloth.

I thought it would be fun to make a placemat using the bandanas, so I cut them up and put them back together to look like...a flag, of course!



I'm a huge fan of banners - I think they're a fun and easy way to decorate a party space. So here is my attempt at a 4th of July party banner using the bandanas...



The banner was really easy to make - here are the steps I used:
(1) cut up the bandana into four squares, (2) fold each square into a triangle and iron to get nice creases, (3) attach the triangles to a ribbon and hang.



Kendra - thanks again for inspiring me to create these projects!

11 comments:

Kendra@My Insanity said...

Love them! Especially the bandana banner. So glad I could help spark your creativity! These are great!

Hatter and Hare Events said...

Kendra - Glad you had a chance to complete your tablecloth (it looks awesome)...I wish I knew how to sew!

The Purple Pug said...

Placemat is a genius idea. LOVE it...The banner is adorable too:) Very glad I found your blog. You have some fabulous ideas:)

Hatter and Hare Events said...

Purple Pug - Thanks for stopping by! I stumbled across your blog a few weeks ago and knew right away that I had to bookmark it...great stuff!!

Seven Sisters said...

bandana placemats!? how stinkin' cute are you! love it...pinned it :)
♥Jaime...sevensisters

teachermomof2 said...

Love the banner! How did you attach the bandanas to the ribbon?
thanks!

Hatter and Hare Events said...

Hi teachermomof2!
Because I don't have a clue how to sew, I instead attached the bandanas using hot glue. And a year later, the banner still looks great - it's actually hanging in my kitchen now.

Kim @ Party Frosting! said...

love your post! The flag placemat is genius and came out so nice! Definitely will share with my readers for the 4th!

hugs! Kim @ Party Frosting!

Nancy said...

Thank you for sharing your amazing projects! I really like the flag placemat! Can you give the instructions of how you made it? Thank you :)

Robin Smith said...

Love the bandana banner! However when I followed your instructions by cutting and folding I did not together the same shape as yours. How did you get a pennant shape from a square?

Nancy said...

What were the measurements on the placemat pieces? I want to make one but not sure how big to cut bandanas. Thank

 

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