Wednesday, March 30, 2011

DIY: Bandana Flower

A friend of mine asked that I make a flower out of this bandana for her. I usually always make my flowers with felt. I've never attempted fabric before but I thought it was worth a shot. I got the idea from this Martha Stewart Silk Flower DIY.

I cut the bandana into long ovals (more like strips with rounded edges). I found it easiest to fold my template in half, then fold a strip of fabric in half and place it inside the template (as if you are filling a taco).... then I could hold the folded template tight with the fabric inside as I cut. One bandana makes 18 6"x3" ovals.

The bandana had been previously folded, so some of my fabric ovals has creases and wrinkles. I could have ironed them, but instead I just used my large hair straightener. One swipe through the straightener and they were flat!

Next, I gathered the center of each oval and tied them together with thin wire. I tied three ovals together (making six petals), then gathered and tied three more ovals to those (making sure the flower had no large gaps). Six ovals makes a flower with 12 petals.

Since my friend needed just one large flower I tied these three together. I hot glued a circular piece of felt and a clip on to the bottom. Now this flower can clip anywhere!


  1. I so love this and have never seen them TOO CUTE for a MISPLACED TEXAN looking for some back home FLAIR!

  2. I'm glad you like it! It's pretty easy too!

  3. Love these! I am getting married in June and Harley Davidson is the overall theme so making flowers out of orange, black and silver bandanas as centerpieces for the tables will be cool. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Awesome, Tina! I'm glad you found this helpful! :)

  4. I have a small embellishment that I'd like to glue in the you think it's possible with this design?