If you are looking for a cute DIY wall hanging or have a rainbow themed kids room you are decorating, you need to try this macrame rainbow tutorial. The result is SO cute and we’ve laid out the step-by-step instructions with pictures to make it really easy to put together.
Supplies Needed for the DIY macrame rainbow:
- Natural twisted rope
- Yarn (use whichever colors you want for your rainbow)
- Felt (for the backing – color doesn’t matter)
- Pom poms (optional)
- Hot glue gun
Macrame Rainbow Instructions:
Decide the number of layers and size for the macramé rainbow. Prepare pieces of rope strands according to the determined numbers and sizes for each layer.
Grab a fall color yarn bundle and tie the yarn around any one of the rope strands, 1 inch from its open end. Tie 2 tight knots.
Start to wrap the tied yarn around the rope strand. Try to keep the wrapping as even and adjacent as possible.
Wrap the yarn all the way to the other side of the rope but making sure to keep an inch of the rope intact on the open end. Keep a few inches of the yarn extra even after wrapping is done and cut off yarn from the bundle. Insert a tapestry needle through the open end of the wrapped yarn strand.
Draw the needle between 4 or more yarn wrapping. Pull the needle all the way through and then cut off extra yarn. The yarn wrapping is now secured.
Select a different colored yarn and prepare it with a tapestry needle. Draw the yarn through the wrapping again, from any one of the open sides.
Wrap the yarn around the previously wrapped yarn but this time; make sure to keep big gaps between each gap.
After reaching the other side of the rope, wrap towards the opposite direction by overlapping the previous wrapping (from step 7). Tie a knot or 2 once the wrapping is complete.
Grab the other ropes and prepare them similarly.
Cut out a piece of felt for the rainbow base. The felt should be big enough to hold the macramé rainbow.
Prepare the hot glue gun and start attaching the yarn wrapped ropes on the felt cutout.
Attach all wrapped ropes on the felt cutout.
After attaching all ropes on the felt, use scissors to the felt along the border line of the attached ropes.
Attach pompoms around the top side of the macramé rainbow. And you’re done! To hang it, simply attach a hanging mechanism at the back side.