Summer is in full swing at the Cranston house – we have busted out the inflatable pool, the fridge is stocked with watermelon and strawberries, the smell of sunscreen is in the air and I have stepped up my 4th of July decor game like never before! My latest and greatest DIY is this 4th of July yarn rainbow. I took the typical red, white and blue combo and chose more muted tones of those colors and added in a pink to soften it up a bit.
This DIY is easy enough for beginners, and I did a lot of my yarn wrapping while riding my exercise bike! You’ll likely not find all that you need in your craft closet, so check out the supply list below and follow my step-by-step instructions to make the patriotic beauties for yourself!
- Acrylic yarn in varying shades
- Floral wire
- Nylon rope
- Painter’s tape
- Clear tape
- Wire cutters
- Hot glue/glue gun
Loop rope into arches to form a rainbow. Be sure to loop many times until the rainbow is the desired thickness/has the preferred number of “rays”.
Cut the rope so all of the pieces are now separate and wrap painter’s tape around the ends of each piece so the rope doesn’t unravel.
Line with floral wire and secure with clear tape to help the arches keep their shape.
Tie yarn around the rope rite at the top of the painter’s tape. Start wrapping yarn around the rope until you reach the top of the painter’s tape on the other side of the arch.
Repeat this with each arch, wrapping each in a different color yarn.
Remove the painter’s tape from the end of each arch and unravel the ends of the rope to make “clouds”.
Line the top of each arch with hot glue and secure it to the bottom of the next size up arch.
Hold together until the glue dries completely.
Trim the clouds so they are even and fluff them.
Cut a small piece of yarn, form a loop and glue it to the back of the rainbow to use for hanging.
And now you have perfect patriotic rainbows to decorate your home with this 4th of July! I hung mine on my wooden peg accordion thing along with some red, white and blue star garland. So cute!!