Do you need easy, zero waste, cheap cloth napkins that are perfect for backyard summer barbecues? When you have large groups over it can be tempting to want to use disposable options, but you really don’t need to! Here is a cheap cloth napkin trick that you can use when hosting.
Use Bandannas As Cloth Napkins!
Instead of using paper napkins for your next get together with friends, take it up a notch and use reusable cloth napkins. Cloth napkins are a nice way to upgrade your hosting, and you can create less waste while doing it.
Traditional cloth napkins are nice, but not always practical, especially for those on a budget, just starting out, or hosting a large gathering.
However, if you use bandannas as cloth napkins, you can get many of them very cheaply. Bandannas have a casual feel that’s perfect for outdoor summer parties, but you can also select colors that work for other occasions too.
Our thrift store always has an abundance of bandannas available for about one dollar each. I don’t worry about buying washable things used, as you can wash them on hot or with bleach. If it comes through well, great! If it can’t be washed easily, I didn’t want it in the first place.
You can also order them on Amazon in multi packs for even cheaper. One hundred percent cotton bandannas are about half the price of a polyester cloth napkin. So, you’re getting higher quality for less money.
Using cloth napkins that are bandannas is a great way to reduce your stress while still being earth friendly. Even though cotton fabric can be environmentally intensive, the nice part is, once it’s been manufactured you can use it for years and years.
Have you ever used bandannas as a cute and casual cloth napkin? What other hosting tips and tricks do you use?
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