Macrame Rainbow Wallhanging

3 Materials
3 Hours

My daughter has an obsession with rainbows these days and rainbow macrame hangings seem to be everywhere. So, instead of buying one, I decided to make one for her at a fraction of the cost.

This project is very easy, just time consuming.

I picked you 1/2” rope for the base of the rainbow colors, 4 different color embroidery threads, and some polka dot pattern fabric.

Once I figured out the size and shape of the rainbow I traced it onto a piece of cardboard.

after I cut it out, it will serve as the base of my rainbow to help it keep its shape.

Next I marked 1” from the base of my rope and started wrapping my embroidery thread around the rope.

You’ll want to wrap the thread quite tight and I secured it at the ends with some hot glue.

When you secure it to the cardboard. Try to keep the colors in a straight line as best you can.

after I started securing my rainbow pieces to the cardboard I trimmed the edges of the rainbow so they’re even.

I used a pet brush with very fine bristles to comb out the rope.

Once you’ve finished combing the ends, trim any excess cardboard around the edges.

Voila, there you have it! A fun, customizable, inexpensive project and as an added bonus my daughter loves her new rainbow!

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  • Ellen
    on Feb 15, 2021

    You can also dye the rope with your colors of choice. Also, NOT a macrame project - not a knot in sight!

  • Rebecca Stauffer
    Rebecca Stauffer
    on Feb 16, 2021

    you also soak each rope in a bowl of there own die made from water, alcohol and food coloring!

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