How to Make an Easy Patriotic Bandana Wreath

As a military spouse, holidays that celebrate our Veterans and our beautiful country have extra special meaning to me and I proudly hang this patriotic bandana wreath on our front door.

I truly understand how much is sacrificed not only by the service member but the entire family. My husband selflessly served our country for 23 years and I am grateful for his service. We are blessed that he came home safely to our family and is now a retired Navy Veteran.

How to make a patriotic bandana wreath

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance and gratitude for those military members that have died during active military service to our country. They gave the ultimate sacrifice for us and we should not forget them or their family on this day. Veterans Day is a day to honor all military Veterans that have served, past or present, for any amount of time in the United States Armed Forces which can be any military branch (Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force or Coast Guard).  Our Independence Day is celebrated annually on July 4th as a tribute to the anniversary of our great nation declaring independence from Great Britain in 1776.

Supplies needed to make a Patriotic Bandana Wreath

Now that I have given you a quick history lesson let’s talk about how to make this quick and easy patriotic bandana wreath to hand on your front door. It took me about an hour to make the wreath by folding and tying bandanas around a wire wreath form. It is definitely an easy project for adults or kids. You could even alter it by using less bandanas and a smaller wire wreath form.

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Putting together a Patriotic Bandana Wreath

How to Make a Patriotic Bandana Wreath

  1. Cut each bandana in half so that you have 12 pieces of each color.
  2. Fold one piece of bandana in half and slide it under the wire form with the loop end outside the wreath.
  3. Fold tail pieces over wire form and pull through the looped end.
  4. Pull tightly so that knot stays tied and keep tail ends even.
  5. Alternate red and white and then do the full section of blue.
  6. Add some wooden stars.

Tying and knotting fabric around wire wreath to make a patriotic bandana wreathBecause I am always working on something crafty, my friends often send me projects to make and this particular project has been floating around Facebook. I am in no way trying to take credit for this idea as it was shared with me. I followed these instructions and posted a picture on my Instagram and Facebook which ended up with a ton of requests for me to show how I made the wreath. So here ya go friends.

How to make a quick and easy Patriotic Bandana Wreath for Memorial Day, 4th of July and Veteran's Day.


  1. Heather says:

    What a great idea! Easy, quick and gorgeous! Perfect for the summer holidays, I can’t wait to make one!! Thanks for the tutorial.

    • Denise Bryant says:

      You are very welcome Heather. Please do share if you make a wreath of your own. It was very quick and easy. 🙂

    • Denise Bryant says:

      Thank you Mary…yes three items and an easy craft project make for a relaxing afternoon.

  2. Dot Foster says:

    My bandana became limp after hanging. HOw do I get it to hang properly? OTherwise, love it. Ty Dot

  3. Leanna says:

    I think this is adorable for your July the 4th celebrations. This wreath says let’s get outdoors, celebrate, be happy, and bbq.

    Great idea!

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