Ring in the 4th of July With 8 Budget-Friendly Party Ideas
Bring on the bandanas. This cute accessory just got promoted to head of the party planning committee.
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If you’re on the hunt for easy, affordable party decor options, look no further. You can make all of your DIY decor dreams come true with the magic of bandanas! From a tablecloth to a chip bowl and everything in between, it is shocking how many expensive party items can easily be replaced by bandanas.
Time to Get Festive
To create a bandana wreath, simply fold a bandana in half and cut along the fold. Take a wire wreath frame and wrap the halved bandanas around the frame, looping them through themselves. For a festive theme, fill two thirds of the frame using blue bandanas and alternate red and white bandanas on the remainder of the wreath.
Perfect Pillow Cover
Transform an ordinary throw pillow into a festive holiday decor piece with just two bandanas and some twine. Simply place the pillow on a bandana and place a second bandana on top. Tie off each corner with a pretty piece of twine for the perfect patriotic pillow you can easy easily undo as soon as the party's over.
Dress Up Your Table
Don’t worry about buying tablecloths that are destined to be stained and end up in the trash. Instead, make an effortlessly beautiful (and washable!) one out of bandanas. Just use a sewing machine to run a seam down the sides of two bandanas and repeat until you’ve reached the proper size of your table. It’s that easy!
Forgo the plastic and create a pennant banner that is as unique as it is beautiful. Just fold two bandanas in half to create triangle shapes and tie together at the corners. Add as many bandanas as you like, and when you’re all done, simply untie and repurpose or store away for your next party!
Deck the Halls With Bandanas
To make this beautiful garland, simply fold a bandana in thirds, turn and fold in half twice. Next, use scissors to cut all the folded edges off to create individual layers of fabric. Cut 1/2-inch strips out of the remaining fabric. Repeat with different colored bandanas. To create the garland, roll out your string and knot the strips around the string in stacks of three. Alternate colors or stack three different colors together for each knot.
It’s Easy as Pie
Making a pie wrap out of bandanas is as easy as…you guessed it, pie. Just lay the bandana out, set the pie in the center, and tie the opposing corners together on top. Slide a pie server under the knot and finish off with a cute label for a photo-ready finish.
To dress up the cutlery at your party and make every guest feel right at home, fold a bandana into quarters, lay the cutlery out on the bandana facing the top corner and roll up like a napkin. Tie off with a piece of twine to hold everything together nicely.
Spice Up Your Chip Bowl
Skip the messy look of opened, scattered chip bags and turn a cute basket into a party-approved chip bowl by lining it with a bandana. Once the party is over, just pull the bandana out, empty the crumbs, throw it in the wash, and it’s ready for whatever DIY comes next!