How to Make Beaded Bandanas

By Ashley Kurz ; Updated September 15, 2017

Things Needed

  • Bandanna
  • Ironing board
  • Iron
  • Pony beads
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors
Add some beads to your bandannas to jazz them up a bit.

Bandannas are a fashionable way to hold your hair back or tie around a pony tail. They can even be used to drape over end tables and nightstands to show off your style within your home. Add a customized touch to your bandannas by beading them along the edges with different colors of beads to coordinate with your outfits, celebrate a holiday or show off the colors of your favorite sports team.

Unfold your bandanna and lay it over your ironing board.

Press and smooth your bandanna with your iron.

Measure to 3 inches from one edge and fold that edge along the 3-inch mark. Iron the crease in your fold to keep it marked and unfold it. Repeat the same process so you have ironed creases 3 inches from each edge.

Make slits every 1/4 inch along all four sides up to the crease.

Slide three pony beads of any color onto each of the 1/4-inch strips, and knot the end of the fabric to hold the beads.

About the Author

Ashley Kurz, a full-time professional writer since 2009, publishes on various informational websites. An expert in the craft field specializing in craft-related topics, Kurz has taught arts and crafts for group therapy sessions.