DIY Yarn Rainbow Diffuser

6 Materials
$10
25 Minutes
Easy

I've seen a ton of yarn or macrame decor rainbows recently and think they are so cute. I decided to make my own and add a little twist to them and make it a essential oil diffuser too! With a few materials I had on hand and 20-25 minutes of time and I had myself a cute rainbow diffuser!




Links -


beads - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07VB7V6R4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


wool balls - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076GV1VVW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Materials Needed -


  • yarn or macrame cord
  • beads
  • metal wire
  • needle + thread
  • scissors


I had everything on hand so this project didn't cost me anything. If you were buying everything it would cost around $10-$15.


My yarn was purchased from Walmart and the Dollar Store.

Metal wire was $.98 at Walmart.

Beads and wool ball are from Amazon. You could also get a smaller pack of beads from a local craft store or Walmart.


Links -

beads -

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07VB7V6R4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


wool balls -

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076GV1VVW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Step One - Lay out yarn


For this rainbow I am using the largest yarn I have. The yarn is from Walmart. I laid out the shape and size of what I wanted the rainbow to be. I also cut the metal wire to size. I added the metal wire to make the rainbow more shape-able, you could leave this step out - but it does help it hold it's shape.


I decided to only use two colors of yarn and leave the smallest arch the original color of the big yarn, so I did not add metal to that arch.

Step Two - Start to wrap yarn


I tied the yarn onto the bigger piece of yarn. I left space at the end where I won't be wrapping the colored yarn around it.

Step Three - Wrap Yarn


Now I began wrapping the colored yarn around the larger yarn. I leave the end of the piece I tied on and just wrap around it. I pull relatively tight on this to make sure the larger yarn is completely covered.

Step Four - Check ends


As I got closer to the end I hold the two ends together to make sure my stopping point will be even with the other.


I repeated wrapping the colored yarn around each large piece until the two of the pieces were done. I simply made a knot at the ends to hold the colored yarn in place.

Step Five - Sew arch's together


I used a needle and thread to attach all three arch's together.

I made sure the thread wasn't going to show on the outer piece by using this method.

Step Six - Cut ends


I then cut the ends to make sure they were even

Step Seven - Add yarn to top


I then added some thin macrame cord to the top so I'm able to hang it.

I did this by folding the cord in half, looping it through the top arch, and pulling the ends through the loop.

Step Eight - Attach beads + wool ball


I then used this super big needle to add the beads and wool ball on.

And that's it! I add essential oils to the wool ball and enjoy!

These rainbows are so easy to make and are so cute! You can put them just about anywhere - I have one hanging on my rear view mirror in my car and put these new ones I just made hanging on the door in the nursery!

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  • Sandy Messier Sandy Messier on Oct 14, 2021

    I like it! I don't care what you call it, it's a cute craft that I plan to try. Thank you!


  • Nicole Nicole on Oct 15, 2021

    This is a great idea for a "make and take" holiday party. Can't wait to put a holiday twist on it and try it ! Thanks for the idea!!

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