There is nothing that reminds me more of lazy summer days than a good old-fashioned bandana! So when I spotted bandanas on our trip to Jerusalem at just 5 shekels ($1.25) each, I just couldn't resist buying a bunch of them. Bandanas can be used in so many ways and especially to brighten up a summer rental or create a festive feeling at an outdoor party.
In the photo above, I wrapped the bandana around the wooden piece that inserts into the metal frame of this small side table, and for practicality sake I will cover the bandana in some thick tablecloth plastic to keep it stain free.
Create a welcoming corner in a guest room for a summer visitor by simply tying a bandana around the back of a narrow-backed chair! And then make an instant cover for a 35cm square (14") pillow by tying the corners of the bandana to each other across the long sides of the pillow. Or you can use this same idea with larger square headscarves and bigger pillows!
If you're like me and you don't have actual patio chairs, you can still create a welcoming spot for enjoying the outdoors with your new collection of bandanas!
This is just the tip of the iceberg as far as what you can do. If you sew, patchwork tableclothes from bandanas look great, as would a duvet cover, or even curtains or a valance. If you don't sew, not to worry, use bandanas as cloth napkins at your next summer barbeque or picnic, or simply run one under cold water, tie it around your neck and say ahhhhhhhh!
This post was linked to Donna's party over at funky junk interiors