I just love a fun but simple craft. This DIY Macrame Rainbow charm is a perfect craft project to make on a summer or rainy day afternoon.
Easy enough for older kids, teens, and adults, this craft requires very few materials. Hang up a grouping of them as a banner or mobile or use individually to add some pizzazz to your backpack or suitcase.
I’m making up a batch of these to hang in the window of my new grandson’s nursery. He is a rainbow baby (as is my daughter) so the rainbow symbol is pretty meaningful for all of us.
DIY Macramé Rainbow Charm
List of Supplies:
- Cotton rope – 1 cm thick
- Cotton rope – thin
- Colorful yarns – 3 different colors
- Tapestry needle
- Hot glue gun
Determine the size of the macrame rainbow charm and ten prepare 3 pieces of ropes from the 1 cm thick rope bundle. Place the ropes on a flat surface and form the shape of a rainbow to measure the length required for each rope. Cut each rope according to the required size for the rainbow pattern.
Grab a yarn bundle and any one of the rope cutouts. Leave an inch of the rope intact from either end and then tie the yarn around the rope tightly.
Align the small open end of the tied yarn along the rope and start to wrap the yarn around the rope. Try to keep the wrapping as neat and adjacent as possible.
Continue to wrap the yarn around the rope until an inch is left on the other end.
Keep 2 inches extra on the open end of the yarn and then insert a tapestry through its open end.
Draw the needle through the wrapped yarn and draw it outwards after crossing 5 more wrappings. Cut off the extra yarn. Similarly, prepare the rest of the ropes by wrapping them with different colored yarns.
Take a piece of the felt and cut an arch shape out of the felt from its bottom side.
Use hot-glue to attach the shortest yarn wrapped rope around the curved birder of the felt (along the bottom side of the felt).
Attach the rest of the ropes one by one on the felt. After attaching all ropes on the felt, cut the felt along the outer border of the top rope.
Open lose the twisted parts of the ropes on both open ends of the rainbow pattern.
Attach pompoms along the top side of the macramé rainbow if you’d like to.
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