Use inexpensive bandanas and your sewing machine to make these festive bandana headbands. Customize them with any colors you like – so fun!
Bandanas are always a hot summer trend, especially for 4th of July. Red, white and blue ones seem to be out of stock in all of my local craft stores! I eventually tracked some down and made these fun red, white and blue bandana headbands that are a great 4th of July craft.
These are so easy to make, and you only need bandanas and elastic. You can sew them or use hot glue to make them no-sew. Fun for kids and grown-ups too!
- red, white and blue bandanas (one of each)
- 1/2 inch wide elastic
- thread and a sewing machine OR a hot glue gun and glue sticks
Braid the fabric together. Make the braid looser if you want a bigger/thicker headband and tighter if you want a smaller/skinnier headband. I loosely tied the elastic around the back of a chair to keep everything steady while I braided.
The length of your elastic will depend on the size of your bandanas and the size of your head. Best to try the headband on and trim your elastic to fit. Sew the trimmed end of elastic to the other end of the headband like you did before.
If you are looking for another fun bandana craft for the fourth, check out this girls’ skirt. Just click on the image below!