42 Creative Ways to Craft with Bandanas {Saturday Inspiration & Ideas}

42 Creative Ways to Craft with Bandanas {Saturday Inspiration & Ideas}

Though red bandanas are typically a staple to every pirate and cowboy {and our doggies – tied around their necks during our outdoor adventures}….the paisley printed squares can be used for so much more. They can found in just about every color imaginable and for just a dollar or so a piece, you really can’t go wrong.
This week’s Saturday Inspiration and Ideas is all about utilizing these adorable squares for creative projects for your home, yourself and your little ones.

{Source: Country Living}
Framed Bandanas

{Source: Martha Stewart}
Bandana Wall Art

{Source: Country Living}
Bandana Candle Cover

{Source: Crafts ‘n Coffee}
Ruffled Bandana Topiary

{Source: Creative Jewish Mom}
Quick Bandana Pillow Cover

{Source: Making Friends}
No Sew Bandana Pillow

{Source: Disney Family Fun}
Bandana Sit Upon

{Source: Goosie Girl’s}
Bandana Blanket

{Source: Ellen’s Creative Passage}
Bandana Quilt

{Source: Martha Stewart}
Bandana Table Cloth

{Source: Country Living}
Bandana Runner

{Source: Martha Stewart}
Bandanna Table Runner

{Source: Life in Wonderland}
Bandana Placemat

{Source: All You}
Bandana Place Setting

{Source: Country Living}
Bandana Napkin Rings

{Source: Country Living}

{Source: Martha Stewart}
Bandana Pinwheel Napkins

{Source: Martha Stewart}
Bandana Napkin Rolls

{Source: Country Living}
Candy Filled Bandana Place Setting

{Source: Two Shades of Pink}
Apple Pie Bandana Wrap

{Source: Martha Stewart}
Bandana Pitcher Grip

{Source: Country Living}
Bandana Hanger Covers

{Source: Country Living}
Carry All Bandana Bag

{Source: Sally Goodin}
Bandana Totes

{Source: New Leaf Pattern Distributors}
Bandana Backpack

{Source: Country Living}
Bandana Rosette Pin

{Source: MzKnitpho}
Bandana Bracelets

{Source: Alicedrinkme}

{Source: Country Living}
Knotted Bandana Belt

{Source: Martha Stewart}
Bandana Apron

{Source: Martha Stewart}
Beachcomber Bandanna Apron

{Source: Living With Punks}
Bandana Dress

{Source: Martha Stewart}
Bandanna Halter Dress

{Source: V and Co.}
Bandana Skirt

{Source: Martha Stewart}
Bandana Halter Top

{Source: Martha Stewart}
Bandanna Bermuda Pants

{Source: Martha Stewart}
Bandanna Necktie

{Source: Rag Wreath}
Bandana Rag Wreath

{Source: Life in Wonderland}

{Source: Texas Treasure Chest}
Bandana Horseshoe Wreath

{Source: Homework}
Bandana Hobo Bags

{Source: Country Living}

Aren’t bandana crafts fun!

The Sunday Showcase Party will begin tonight – can;t wait to see what you’ve been working on this week! Sunday I’ll be highlighting the showcase from last week along with the winner of the Lucy Doo Giveaway. Hope you are having a fabulous weekend ~ Enjoy.


  1. WoW!!!! What a great post! I love bandanas and these ideas are awesome! I can’t imagine how long it took to create it! I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

  2. Darling, darling, darling ideas!!

  3. That is ALOT of banadana craftiness! I love the bright and cheery colors of the blanket! Thanks for sharing all of these cool ideas!

  4. I have made a bandana tote before. I love the table cloth perfect for the forth of july or just summer meals in general!
    Great post!
    Blessings, Joanne

  5. Michelle mentioned this today on Someday Crafts and I ran on over. WOW what a great list of ideas for sure.

    Totally want to do like all of them, GREAT!!!

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  7. So many creative ideas. I am sure I will use more than one of them.

  8. Hi Stephanie Lynn,

    Wow, what a great post and fun round up! I love bandanas for crafting — the colors, the history, the PRICE! They’re such an easy way to make a summer craft. Thank you for including the Ruffled Bandana Topiaries on http://www.craftncoffee.wordpress.com. I really appreciate it! Sharon

  9. Beatiful idea!

  10. WOW. Love all and annoyed that I am to vintage for some :-))) will feature where I got my ideas from as soon as I made my first bandanas crafts. You got me all excited. I just started crafting so I am absolute beginner yet I have so much fun! Maybe you like to check my first two projects:



    Feel accomplished!

  11. Thanks for collection all those wonderful ideas!

  12. Imagine my surprise when I saw a familiar picture in this post! Thanks so much for featuring my Bandanna Quilt!

  13. What great ideas!! LOVED two framed bandana pic and the beige tablecloth and the kids clothes, and ….

  14. What a nice rain of lovely ideas with bandanas Stephanie! Thank you very much!

  15. Hey Stephanie… I have your 43rd bandana idea:)

  16. Incredible group of crafts! Thank you for doing this! Great work!
    I may have another idea – seen at the usual Western style party in Texas – roll up the bandana with silverware inside and tie it with raffia. some of them had faux sunflowers tucked into that. And a spot of extra color under the real sunflower, bluebonnet w red flower centerpiece.
    Happy Crafting!!

  17. Had one question that is bugging me and was hoping you could help…is it ok to “pin” your idea pictures onto pinterest? Do you need me to ask first? I can be sure your site is seen as the source. Thanks – I have been concerned about doing that and don’t know if it is something that people hate,love, or don’t care. 🙂
    Thanks, Stephanie! hazel at [email protected]

  18. Awesome post! I Love the multicolored table runner…think I will try that one:)!

  19. What a great ideas!!!

  20. What wonderful ideas for bandanas. I never would have thought of many of them. I do have a red, white, and blue bandana quilt underway . Just need the time to get it finished.

    I just may have to go bandana shopping after seeing some of these great ideas though.

  21. Wow thank you for all the ideas love the tablecloth and the pillows for the skirt no way would not want someone to be counting how many it took to go around me!! ha…

  22. This round up is amazing! I ♥ all things bandana and there are so many here I have not seen before! And thanks for including my little apple pie wrap. A fun surprise! 🙂

  23. Fantastic round up! I made myself this skirt last summer to use up a bunch of bandanas I had sitting around!


  24. Fabulous ideas! I love all the bright bandanas out these days! Love your blog!

  25. The bright and cheery colours of the blanket is looks very beautiful. You shared too much cool and superb ideas with us. It is superb multicoloured table.

  26. What great ideas!

  27. WOW…these are fantastic *bandana* ideas!

    A huge *shout out* and thanks to including my large, red, bandana print fabric rag wreath:))) *hugs*

  28. Holy Cute Ideas! Love them all.
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  29. Can u tell me how to make the little bandana flowers that are on top of treat with purple. And how u did that as well

  30. Really2 great idea. full of inspiration website.. thank you

  31. <3

  32. After I made a pillow cover with 2 banadanas that cost me $1.98 I was paging through a magazine that wanted $65(yes sixtyfive dollare for the same thing.not the pillow just the pillow cover. Just found your site today Love the banadanas and the Duct tape creations. Beautiful! Joycelyn.

  33. Sylvia McMaster :

    Great ideas, however I have one more. A friend of mine makes roses out of bandanas , they look really nice. I don’t have a picture (sorry). What she does, is she folds the bandana in half to form three points, then she starts gathering at one end and shapes as she gathers. Of course she makes it look easy. I tried and mine did not look like a rose.



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