It’s that time of year when all the Patriotic crafts start to fly all over Pinterest, Facebook and even fliers in the stores! Well, I saw a Patriotic Bandana Wreath craft that I just instantly fell in love with! And I can’t wait to show you how to make it because it is insanely easy!
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American Flag Patriotic Bandana Wreath
The idea originated from this Dollar Store Craft. But I altered a few bits to make it more rustic and chic.
- 16-18″ Wire Floral Wreath -Craft Store
- 6 White, 6 Red, 6 Blue bandanas – easily found at Hobby Lobby or Walmart for about $1 each
- Rustic Tin Stars I purchased mine from All The Memories on Etsy
- 18 Gauge Galvanized steel Wire
- Small Wire Cutters
- White Spray Paint – I used Krylon SUPERMAXX Spray Paint, Gloss White
- Glitter Spray Paint – I used Krylon Glitter Blast, Silver Flash
- Fiskars Premier Fabric Scissors (I can’t tell you how much I LOVE these scissors!)
You can follow along in the handy video tutorial or read on for the written instructions.
Watch on Youtube
Now the first big difference with my wreath is the actual wreath itself! Most crafts use the foam wreath. which is still great. But I loved the flatter look of using the wire floral wreath. It gives more dimension to the stars and bandana ends.
To begin take each bandana and unfold it.
Cut the bandana in half following the crease. (no need to measure)
Fold the in half and fold the jagged ends under.
Place the bandana under the wire wreath with the center fold on the outside of the wreath.
Take the 2 ends and bring them over the wreath and through the center loop end. Pull Tight. You may need to tug a little but be sure to keep the ends even.
Continue this technique all the way around the wreath alternating Red and White. When you run out of the red and white bandanas then add the blue bandanas in a block to finish off the bandana.
Spray paint the Mini Metal Stars first with the Gloss White Spray Paint. Allow to dry.
Give each star a dusting with the Glitter Blast. Allow to dry.
To attach the stars we are going to use a similar method that I used with my Patriotic Wreath tutorial. Take the Gauge wire and cut it to the length you desire.
I did different lengths for each star as I wanted some to be longer and some shorter for a nice 3D effect. But a good starting point would be approximately 10-12 inches long.
Attach one end to the back of the star with glue. Allow the Hot Glue to cool before moving.
Curl the remaining tail of wire to give the impression of the star shooting out of the flag.
Attach the end of the wire (not attached to the star) to the wire wreath in the blue bandana section of the wreath by wrapping it around the wreath and wrapping back onto itself a few wraps to keep it secure.
Do this to all the stars you want to include.
Now you can hang your wreath and enjoy! Yet another reason why I love the wire wreath because you don’t need to attach a hook to hand the wreath!
This Patriotic Bandana Wreath is much easier to put together in my opinion and still looks rustic and chic at the same time!
This Patriotic Bandana Wreath is definitely the perfect Patriotic Craft to show your patriotic pride this season!