Everyone knows what to do with bandannas. You drape them babushka-style over your head on painting day, tie them around the dog's neck, and spot them in old Westerns. But none of these applications captures the bandanna's beauty. Look closely at its bitty stars and wavy flourishes, flashy as fireworks, and you'll see the spark of an all-American party.
Classic bandanna motifs are the inspiration behind this lively redo of plain stationery. Rubber stamps in a slew of shapes -- stars, floral patterns, and other doodads -- do most of the work. For dots, use a regular black-ink pen and/or a white-paint one.
These paper-bag luminarias channel the bandanna via their flowery cutouts and two-tone color scheme.
Rugged and practical, bandannas seem almost patriotic, so this table runner is fitting for the Fourth of July.
Summer sips entice everybody -- even insects. These covers, prettified with bandanna-style paisleys, can keep them out.
Plant banners in your burgers -- and anything else you're bringing to the picnic table -- and your party foods can support the bigger bandanna theme.