Rainbow Wall Decor

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A fun DIY Rainbow Decor Project for a Macrame Rainbow Wall Hanging – perfect for adding a pop of color and whimsy to any room. Customize the colors to suit your personal taste and existing decor.

A fun DIY Rainbow Wall Hanging inspired by macrame, this yarn and rope rainbow adds a pop of color and a touch of whimsy to your decor, while also adding warmth and texture.

Macrame Rainbow Wall Decor Craft

I’ve always loved yarn art – tapestries, macrame, felted paintings. I love the warmth and texture they add to a room without a huge investment or taking up precious floor space.

Today’s rainbow wall art is a fun DIY option that looks professional but is super easy to make. It’s a great way to dip your toes into the world of yarn or rope art without having to worry about braiding or intricate patterns.

You can use this method to create a variety of different wall hangings by cutting your felt backing into different shapes, adding different embellishments (beads, fake flowers, acrylic gems, etc) or swapping out your color scheme. You can use any assortment of yarn colors to make your rainbow – I just used what we already had on hand leftover from other yarn crafts we’ve done.

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Rainbow Wall Art Materials

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.

Tip: for added interest, you can add fake flowers, acrylic gems, or beads to your rainbow.

How to Make a Macrame Rainbow

First, cut your rope to your chosen lengths. 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 and form into an arched ‘U’ shape for the rainbow. Lay the other lengths of rope around the smallest length and cut each length to end at the same place. Cut one length of rope for each color you plan to include in your rainbow.

Starting from the smallest rope strand, select a yarn and tie a tight knot around the rope, about 2″ up from the bottom of the rope.

Neatly wrap the yarn around the rope and try not to leave any gap between the wrappings. (You can add small dabs of hot glue if your yarn keeps shifting.)

Continue to wrap the yarn around the rope until you reach 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.

(To sew the yarn in place, cut the yarn an extra 3″ and then insert the yarn into a yarn needle and draw the needle through the rope, adjacent to the last yarn wrapping, then draw the needle through the wrapped yarn. Pull the needle out and cut off extra yarn.)

Repeat this process with the other rope strands and yarn colors.

Grab a piece of felt and warm up your hot glue gun. Attach the smallest rope to the felt using the hot glue in an arch shape. Leave the bare ends of the rope off the edge of the felt.

Repeat this process, attaching all of the yarn-wrapped ropes to the arch shape and felt. (Use glue to secure the ropes to the felt and to each other.)

Use a sharp pair of fabric scissors to cut the felt along the outer border of the glued ropes. Trim so that you cannot see the felt by looking at the rainbow head-on.

Now un-twist the open ends of the cotton rope. Attach a hanging mechanism (like a command hook) to the back side of the rainbow and hang it on a wall.

 

Pin this Easy Rainbow Wall Art Idea for your next crafting session:

How to make a rainbow rope rainbow wall hanging, a fun twist on macrame without all of the braiding and precision. Change up your rainbow wall art with fake flowers, beads, etc, to make it your own.

Grab your free printable instructions for our easy rainbow wall art idea:

Yield: 1 Wall Hanging

Rainbow Wall Decor

Rainbow Wall Decor

A fun DIY Rainbow Wall Hanging inspired by macrame, this yarn and rope rainbow adds a pop of color and a touch of whimsy to your decor, while also adding warmth and texture.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Difficulty Medium
Estimated Cost $5

Materials

  • Natural Twisted Cotton Rope
  • Assortment of Colorful Yarn
  • Felt

Tools

  • Sharp Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Yarn Needle

Instructions

  1. First, cut your rope to your chosen lengths. Decide the length you want for the smallest curve of the rainbow and add 4 inches extra to it; and then cut the rope.
  2. Lay the rope on a flat surface and form into an arched ‘U’ shape for the rainbow. Lay the other lengths of rope around the smallest length and cut each length to end at the same place. Cut one length of rope for each color you plan to include in your rainbow.
  3. Starting from the smallest rope strand, select a yarn and tie a tight knot around the rope, about 2" up from the bottom of the rope.
  4. Neatly wrap the yarn around the rope and try not to leave any gap between the wrappings. (You can add small dabs of hot glue if your yarn keeps shifting.)
  5. Continue to wrap the yarn around the rope until you reach 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.
  6. (To sew the yarn in place, cut the yarn an extra 3" and then insert the yarn into a yarn needle and draw the needle through the rope, adjacent to the last yarn wrapping, then draw the needle through the wrapped yarn. Pull the needle out and cut off extra yarn.)
  7. Repeat this process with the other rope strands and yarn colors.
  8. Grab a piece of felt and warm up your hot glue gun. Attach the smallest rope to the felt using the hot glue in an arch shape. Leave the bare ends of the rope off the edge of the felt.
  9. Repeat this process, attaching all of the yarn-wrapped ropes to the arch shape and felt. (Use glue to secure the ropes to the felt and to each other.)
  10. Use a sharp pair of fabric scissors to cut the felt along the outer border of the glued ropes. Trim so that you cannot see the felt by looking at the rainbow head-on.
  11. Now un-twist the open ends of the cotton rope. Attach a hanging mechanism (like a command hook) to the back side of the rainbow and hang it on a wall.

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I hope you love the whimsy and color that this rainbow yarn art adds to your room – and please let me know any tweaks you make to this craft to make it your own!

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