Quick and Easy Patriotic Bandanna Tablecloth

Quick and Easy Patriotic Bandanna Tablecloth

DIY no sew tablecloth
This simple no sew patriotic bandanna tablecloth will add a festive touch to your Fourth of July celebration!

If you live in the South you know BBQ's are pretty much how we celebrate everything. Just had a wedding? Fire up the grill. Celebrating a graduation? Fire up the grill? Just got out on probation? Check with your parole officer first, and then fire up the grill. It should come to no surprise that Fourth of July is typically celebrated with copious amounts of beer, laughter, and a good ole' fashion BBQ.


This year Mr. A and I decided to celebrate the Fourth from the comfort of our home with our brand new George Foreman indoor/outdoor grill. The only problem? My ability to procrastinate myself into a corner.

Weeks ago I spotted an adorable tablecloth at Target. I decided to make one more lap around Target and pick it up on my way out.  By the time I left the store, two hours later, I had an entire cart of things, but still no tablecloth. When I returned to Target yesterday, they were all out. Luckily, they had tons of red, white and blue bandannas. And thus an idea was born.


This simple no sew patriotic bandanna tablecloth will add a festive touch to your Fourth of July celebration!


This craft is incredibly easy and is perfect for people (like myself) with zero sewing skills. It's also incredibly inexpensive. Since I had fabric glue left over from my Christmas, I spent a total of $8.00 on this craft.

For this project, you will need: 
  •  8-16 bandanna (depending on how large your table is)
  •  Fabric glue 
This simple no sew patriotic bandanna tablecloth will add a festive touch to your Fourth of July celebration!
Instructions: 
1. Iron bandannas. This way all those creases will be removed.
2. Find a large flat surface (that you don't mind glue getting on) and lay your bandannas in the position you'd like them to be glued. You'll want to pay extra attention to the details. On my bandannas, there were these annoying little Rhinos in the bottom corner of each, so I tried to make sure they were covered up. Also, be sure to avoid placing a white bandanna on top of a red or blue bandanna. When you glue the white bandanna on top, the other color will bleed through from the bottom. An unfortunate discovery on my part....
3. Once you get your bandanna situation, begin gluing the edges together. Once you're done, let your tablecloth air dry. Preferably hanging outdoors so as to avoid the tablecloth accidentally getting glued to the floor or table.

And that's it. No muss, no fuss. I love working with fabric glue because I don't quite trust my fingers around sewing machines. If there were a klutz of the year award show, I'd probably trip off the stage while going up to accept my award. So the idea of a very powerful machine with sharp needles attached to it, moving at rapid speed tends to make me a bit nervous.

If you liked this project, be sure to hit the pin-it button on the top left-hand corner of the top image (hold your mouse over the image to make the pin-it button appear). Looking for more creative Fourth of July project, stop by this post and check out some more super simple DIY crafts for your kiddos just in time for the Fourth.

Wishing you a very happy and safe Independence Day!

Until next time.

10 comments :

  1. Very cute! And it would be a piece of cake to sew, too, back when I had my sewing machine!

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    1. Thanks Rachel! It was so easy to make. Who know's I might pull out my sewing machine and try to give it a shot...

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  2. I love this, Reese! This would be fun for a picnic too! I'm pinning this and stumbling too!

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    1. Thanks Michelle. I'm planning on making another one with various colors. Maybe yellow, pink and lime green for our summer picnics. It was incredibly easy to make and super cute. I've already gotten a few requests from family members. Perhaps I should open my own Etsy shop?? lol

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  3. This is adorable!!! I will have to make one! :)

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    1. Thank Jo Lane. Be sure to send me a link or picture if you do. I would love to see it!

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  4. Oh em gee!!! This idea is fab!! I'm definitely going to give this a try!

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    1. Thank you, thank you! I hope you like it! Send me a picture and let me see what colors you pick out!

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  5. What a fun and super cute idea! I'm definitely going to make one of these! Love it!!

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  6. I made this today because I was so inspired by you. I posted about it at http://www.simpleprettylife.com/cute-easy-july-4-themed-table/ and gave you credit and linked to this post. Check it out if you'd like. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!

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