Host Your Own BBQ Party

Before you pig out, dress up your backyard to look like a BBQ joint with these simple DIY ideas.

Episode: Raise the BBQ

Geoffrey Zakarian makes Pinwheel Bandana Napkins, Katie Lee makes a DIY Wet Wipe Dispenser, and Sunny Anderson makes Pickleback Shots for a BYO-BBQ Party, as seen on The Kitchen, Season 17.

Bandana Pinwheel Napkins

What you'll need:

  • Bandanas
  • Iron

How to:

  1. Iron out any creases in the bandanas.
  2. Lay each bandana flat and fold in all 4 corners to meet at the center, creating a square.
  3. Fold in 2 opposite edges of the square to meet in the center, creating a rectangle.
  4. Fold in 2 opposite edges of the rectangle to meet in the center, creating a square.
  5. Pull out the flaps from each edge of the square, creating 4 points.
  6. With the flap to the right of you, fold it down and towards you.
  7. With the flap to the left of you, fold it up and away from you to create a pinwheel shape.

Geoffrey Zakarian makes Pinwheel Bandana Napkins, as seen on The Kitchen, Season 17.

DIY Wet Wipes Canister

What you'll need

  • 1 empty 30.5-ounce coffee can with plastic lid
  • 1 bandana
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Paint brush

How to:

  1. Cut the bandana to match the height of the coffee can.
  2. Paint a layer of craft glue onto the can and press the bandana on it to adhere.
  3. Paint a second layer of craft glue over the bandana and allow to dry.

DIY Wet Wipes Centerpiece Decoration

What you'll need:

  • 1 tube-less paper towel roll (or remove the tube from a roll of paper towels)
  • Chef's knife
  • Gallon-sized ziptop bag
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup aloe vera
  • 1/8 cup (2 tablespoons) rubbing alcohol
  • 1 tablespoon witch hazel
  • 20 drops lavender essential oil
  • Craft knife
  • 1 decorated 30.5-ounce coffee can with plastic lid

How to:

  1. Cut a roll of paper towels in half with a sharp chef's knife.
  2. Place the halved paper towel roll inside a gallon-sized ziptop bag.
  3. Combine the water, aloe vera, rubbing alcohol, witch hazel and lavender essential oil in a measuring cup.
  4. Pour the mixture over the paper towels inside the bag and allow it to soak in for at least 10 minutes.
  5. Cut an X into the lid of the coffee can with a craft knife.
  6. Pull a paper towel "wipe" through the X and tightly secure the lid onto the container.
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