Monday, July 4, 2011

Tablerunner, Candle, and a Happy July 4th!

I wanted to make a table runner for the 4th of July and ran across these bandanas.  So, I thought I would use them.  After all, one needs to use the resources on hand.  Plus, I did not want to drive to town in the sweltering heat to the only cloth store within 50 miles and spend money!  And, the boys no longer wanted to use them to play cowboy.  A win-win situation for all! 

 I sewed them together and put some rick-rack on the seams because rick rack makes everything look happy!  The white bandana was a different size so I cut it to use on the ends.

Then, I decided I need a candle or something to go on top.  So, I took a white candle and wrapped a holiday napkin around the base, glue the edges together, and put it in a hurricane.  This way, I can take the napkin off after the 4th and put a different cover on the candle.  I thought my candle was quite pretty, even if I do say so myself! 

Now, the best part!  Cost?  Nothing!  I had all materials on hand! 

"Sew" thankful you all dropped by!


  1. Susan, that turned out beautiful! What a clever idea.

  2. What a fun way to use the bandanas the boys were finished playing with - they made a very cheerful tablerunner. The candle sleeve from a napkin is also a clever idea. I'm keeping that one in mind for future use. :o)
    Have a great 4th of July!

    Tammy in NE

  3. Love those free makeovers! This is so pretty to celebrate the day. Now you can make candles like this for all the seasons to come. :-)

    Funny but I just packed my quilt group surprise gift which is made with a bandana. I gave each lady in the quilt group a red or blue one and told them they had to make something from it. I do not want to give away my gift which is a good Your tablerunner would have been a cute idea for a gift. I cannot wait to see all the ideas everyone came up with on Wednesday evening.....

    Hugs from Holland ~

  4. That is so neat, I would never have thought of it. You are very clever.


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