7.25.2008

More Bandana Crafts

Ever since making the drawstring bag, I haven't been able to stop thinking of all of the possibilities for crafting with bandanas. I love that the edges are already hemmed so there is less sewing, and they are cheap (Hobby Lobby sells them for $0.83). Plus, there are lots of options besides the typical paisley print; I saw solids, tie-dyed, floral, rhinestones, and even Spongebob and Dora!

So, when Christy commented yesterday that she had seen an idea for bandanas on Martha Stewart, my curiosity was instantly piqued.   
  
Look at all of these unique and easy ideas:
 





Bandana party (complete with hats, banner, and napkin rings)




I think I need to head to Hobby Lobby to pick up a few more bandanas. I have an idea for a variation of the apron, so if it works out like I'm planning it in my head, I will show you on Monday.   
 
P.S. Correct spelling and grammar causes me a great deal of anxiety in the writing of this blog, so this post and the previous one have been quite frustrating... How in the world do you spell the word bandana/bandanna? One dictionary only offered one spelling: bandanna. While another used "bandanna" and "bandana." Then, Martha made it more confusing and used both spellings throughout her site depending on the craft. 

"Bandana" is my spelling and I'm stickin' to it. 


14 comments:

Tanna Clark said...

What a cute dress! I'm sure you will make an amazing apron.

Sara said...

can't wait to see your apron variation!

celesteb said...

Can't wait to see what you come up with next!! I love the little dress. My girls would look adorable in them.

Heather said...

What cute ideas!! And bandanas are relatively cheap and come in so many patterns. I've never even thought about how to use them!

Mindy said...

I love that little girl dress and I am thinking those hats and flag decorations would be super cute for my little girl's first bday party -- thanks for sharing -- I'm off to check those bandana projects out!

stephanie said...

I <3 the apron! the bandana party is pretty fab itself. btw I spell it bandana...I have never see bandanna. That's just wierd. =)

Mikki said...

I spell it bandana too. Love the drawstring bags you made. such a cinch!! I can't wait to see the apron.

Holly said...

So cute and fun, I LOVE The tablecloth.

AmyDe said...

LOVE all the ideas for bandanas - esp your drawstring bag - making that for sure! I have a tutorial for a quick and easy bandana top here if you are interested. http://ignoremeitseasier.blogspot.com/2007/12/what-will-225-and-15-minutes-get-you.html

Thanks,
A

Krista said...

LOVE all the ideas! Can't wait to see your apron idea on Monday! You GO girl!! =)

aimee said...

holy bandana! how cool.

kiddlebug said...

I made a bandana shirt based on some of the principles in your turorial for the pillowcase dress and I love how it turned out. I posted a link to the tutorial on my blog. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sisterly Love Card Co said...

I'm excited to see what you come up with. You are very creative and I love your ideas! I never heard of Mod Podge until I looked at your blog and now I am addicted to it! Thanks for the inspiration

Autumn said...

So cute! I just saw a little girl at VBS wearing some little bandana pants and I wanted to know how to make them:) What a coincidence!