DIY Bandana Pillows
*This post contains affiliate links. Please read my full disclosure policy here*. Definitely bandana-y. AND a pretty sweet get-up. You can buy it, but I’m pretty sure that smarmy scowl is sold separately. If pirate wasn’t your first thought, perhaps it was something like this…
Call this your lucky day, because that costume could also be yours…complete with chaps, which IMHO are the most fantastic piece of this ensemble. SIDE NOTE…IMHO means “In My Honest Opinion” for those of you not down with texting lingo…I’m excited to throw that little piece of trivia in here because I JUST figured out what that meant like two minutes ago. Or, possibly, “bandana” could make you think…
They call this one a “biker” costume, but to me it looks 50% biker, 50% Duck Dynasty. At any rate, for me, when I think of bandanas, I think of the Parent Trap. Not the new movie…the original Hayley Mills movie. Classic. “Bandana” makes me think of images like this:
The iconic, old school summer camp with clapboard olive green cabin and orangey wooden sign. The uniforms…canoeing, smores…the whole nine yards. It seems so perfectly nostalgic. (Personally, I never experienced this type of thing, and I do not care for camping at this point in my life…the bugs, the cold/damp/lack of sleep/etc). BUT, my youngest son, “Sweet Cheeks“, he digs anything muddy, buggy, or otherwise “outdoorsy”. So, when I was working on his room, I thought “bandana”. And this is how I used them.
Simple, easily sewn, inexpensive bandana pillows for our outdoor adventure/camping themed boys room!
I bought some inexpensive, 22″x22″ bandanas from Amazon, but you can always grab these guys at places like Wal-Mart and the Dollar Tree as well. I used two bandanas per pillow. Compared to the cost of almost ANY pillow you could find in a store, these are definitely a steal! Amazon has TONS of colors to choose from. Below are the sources I found with the best prices and selection of bandanas:
Since the bandanas are pretty large, you could use many different sized pillow forms with these, or, just stuff with poly-fil, which would also be economical. To make mine VERY cost-effective, instead of buying forms or poly-fil, I was able to recycle some old pillows I had hanging around our place…
You could even try a No-Sew technique, just make sure you will have enough bandana material for the back side if you choose to go with an “envelope” pillow style.
So, I say, if you have a pirate, cowboy, or, I suppose biker?!?! theme in mind for your little one’s room….GO BANDANAS! And certainly, if you like the Parent Trap, or a vintage camping, fishing, outdoorsy theme, I say go for it as well. For $8 a pillow (or less!), they’re kinda great.
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Links below to items purchased, or similar products if an exact match is no longer available. Items not shown are likely thrift scores.