If you love unique and whimsical wall decor then you are going to love today’s fun craft! This DIY Rainbow Wall Decor is perfect to craft on a dreary rainy afternoon as you know when the sun breaks, the rainbow will come! Get the kids and the supplies together and create a fun rainbow craft to drive the dreary day away!
Need more inspiration for fun rainbow crafts? This Quilled Rainbow Art Paper Craft is another perfect one for those long rainy afternoons!
Natural twisted cotton rope
Hot glue gun
Grab the rope bundle and prepare the strands by cutting the smallest one first. Decide the length you want for the smallest curve of the rainbow and add 4 inches extra to it; and then cut the rope. Lay the rope on a flat surface by forming a ‘U’ shape. Now hold the open end of the bundle adjacent to any one open end of the ‘U’ shaped rope and bring it all the way to the other end of it. Match the ends of both ropes and cut the rope. Similarly cut the other strands. Cut as many strands as you want. Each strand is for each color.
I’m starting from the smallest rope strand. Select a yarn and tie a tight knot wit it around the rope by leaving 2 inches from any one open end.
Neatly wrap the yarn around the rope and try not to leave any gap between the wrappings.
Continue to wrap until reaching 2 inches away from the other open end of the rope. You can simply tie another tight knot or you can use a needle to make a neat ending for the yarn wrapping. Cut off yarn from the bundle by keeping 3 inches extra. Insert a needle through the open end of the yarn.
Draw the needle through the rope, adjacent to the last wrapping. Pull out the needle along with the yarn.
Now draw the needle through the wrapped yarn. Pull the needle out and cut off extra yarn.
Similarly, prepare the other rope strands. Select the colors of your choice and get going.
Grab a piece of felt and prepare the hot glue gun. Attach the smallest rope on the felt by keeping the intact ends outside the felt fabric.
One by one attach all the wrapped rope strands.
Use a sharp pair of scissors to cut the felt along the outer border of the glued ropes.
Here’s a picture of the backside of the rope rainbow.
Now un-twist the open ends of the cotton rope.
Attach a hanging mechanism on the backside of the rainbow and hang it on a wall.