This craft finally came together after an entire day of rainbow experimentation. Isn’t it funny how a project can take a total turn from how you originally pictured it?
When I originally started making this DIY rainbow wall hanging I wanted to use minimal colors, and some green yarn. However, the craft gods had other plans. See, when my first rainbow design didn’t exactly turn out the way I had imagined it, I had to come up with something new.
So I sat down and started painting rainbows (which in my opinion is not a bad afternoon). I experimented with several paint and yarn colors; my goal was to find a fun, playful scheme that would work for St. Pattie’s Day, but could also double as a spring decoration. I landed on a few pretty shades that, when combined, give off strong 70’s vibes, which I’m totally ok with.
The base for this project is a piece of wood I picked up from the craft store. I used a drawing tool to pencil in a few arcs, then a jigsaw to cut out the shape. Next, I used my new favorite craft tool–seam fuse tape–to attach the yarn to the back of the wood piece. I’m really happy with the finished piece. It’s the perfect decoration, and would even look awesome in a little kid’s room. Let’s get to making!
Supplies for DIY Rainbow Wall Hanging:
5 colors of yarn
9x5in. piece of wood
5 colors of acrylic paint
Seam fuse tape
Step one: Using the drafter, draw a rainbow with 6 arcs onto the wood.
Step two: Cut out the rainbow shape with a jigsaw, then sand the edges; wipe away any sawdust.
Step three: Erase the pencil lines so they only faintly show, then paint the rainbow in and let it dry.
Step four: Cut out 20-inch pieces of yarn in each color. How many depends on how large your rainbow stripes are. I used roughly around 30 pieces per color.
Step five: Cut the double-sided tape into the width of the corresponding rainbow color. Then peel back one side of the tape and adhere yarn to it. Next, peel off the other side of the tape and stick to the wood.
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