Looking for a way to show school spirit in your decor? Follow the tutorial to make this easy bandana wreath for the win!
Fun Way to Show School Spirit in Decor
The fall is full of opportunities to show your school spirit. Whether you are cheering on the football team, band or soccer players, you’ll want a way to show off your team spirit- even in your decor.
Recently I was in a craft store and saw the bandanas in an aisle. Immediately I thought the classic blue and white material was perfect for our hometown high school team colors. Thankfully bandanas come in lots of colors, so you should be able to find your school color combo too.
Each football season I host the percussion section of my son’s marching band for a “sectional dinner”. The first year happened to be on Homecoming night. So to welcome them, I decided to make a front door wreath that reflected the school colors. Ok, so maybe high schoolers didn’t notice- but it’s fun to show off our school spirit on our front door for the neighborhood to see too.
Bandana Wreath Tutorial
This wreath is super easy to make. And of course, it all starts with my fave dollar store wreath form!
First I like to start by wrapping the wreath form in ribbon. This way if any of the form peeks out beneath the bandanas, you won’t see the green foam. Be sure to pick a ribbon that coordinated with your school colors. You could also use colored tape. At this point, I also create a little “hangar” by looping over a piece of the ribbon and tacking it with a thumbtack (remember, I’m not a fan of the hot glue gun)
Next I cut the bandana’s in half- right down the center on the fold crease. This makes the material not as bulky on the smaller wreath form size. It’s also thrifty since I get 2 pieces out of each bandana.
Now you will start attaching the bandanas in alternating colors. Fold the bandana in half and lay under the wreath with the “loop” end on the outside of the wreath. Then pull the bottom of the bandana through the loop and rearrange “knot” on outside of the wreath. (You can also tie a regular shoelacing type knot, but I like the first way better. )
Keep alternating the bandanas as you tie the loop knots all the way around the wreath. And then boom, you are done! It’s that easy! Hang by the ribbon loop on your door. (or you can hang straight on a traditional door wreath hanger hook)]
Since these look so great, I think you could even make them to sell as a fundraiser for your team or activity too. And when you are done, the extra bandanas can be used as school spirit wear. (Ok, maybe I just had to have an excuse to share this pic of my adorable girlie)
Will you make this easy bandana wreath to show off your school spirit? If so, be sure to show me your finished product on Facebook.