These 17 Rainbow Crafts Are Here to Brighten Your Day


Rainbows, rainbows everywhere — and all of them you can make! Bust out your favorite crafting supplies and catch the colors all weekend with these fun projects.

1. Sud’s Up!

Shower time just got a lot more colorful! Even if you’ve never made soap before, this method is super beginner-friendly and makes for a great girls' night activity.

2. Felt For All

Your kids are gonna want to make one of these for everyone they know. Good thing all it takes is felt, pom poms and some simple embroidery stitches .

3. Perfect Pants

Use a white colored pencil and a curved object (like a bowl or frisbee) to sketch rainbows on your back pockets. Then grab a needle, some floss and start stitching.

4. Ruffle It Up

Your petal tip is the star of this oh-so-tasty show. Just practice your piping on waxed paper before decorating the actual cake, to make sure your work is ready to shine.

5. A Bright Block

Learn to cut and piece diamonds with this colorful take on a Lone Star block. Bonus: You can easily sew it without any Y-seams .

6. Stamp It Out

Layer rainbow-colored stamps for a cool ROYGBIV effect on a handmade snail mail card . They key is to let each hue dry before moving on to the next.

7. Nature’s Bounty

If rainbow succulents are wrong, we don’t want to be right. Learn to plant the most colorful sprouts for a show-stopping arrangement.

8. Cute Tee, Please!

You can do pretty much anything with a DIY stamp, and the one for this T-shirt is made with just simple cording and a glue gun.

9. Colors That Pop

Say hello to pie you can easily eat on the go. This recipe works better with store-bought dough, so you'll save even more time getting to the finished result.

10. Go Big!

If you're ready to take your rainbow love to the next level, this quilt is begging to be made. Use our guide to cut and piece lots of colorful bias tape arcs, then join 'em and stitch to the background. Trust us, you'll be an appliqué boss in no time.

11. Add Color to Your Wall

Only four steps stand between you and this cheery rainbow hanging. Not only does it add whimsy to your wall, it's also a great way to bust your yarn stash .

It’s hard to pass up a project that makes use of your gorgeous yarn stash. (Or gives you an excuse to buy more. No judgment!) And it doesn’t hurt that this one plays off the cheeriest trend ever: Rainbows! Jo Gick, of season 1 of NBC’s Making It, breaks down the easy DIY right here.

12. A Cake That Never Grows Stale

How cute is this cake? Grab your hooks, stock your yarn and follow our pattern to make your own sweet amigurumi.

Every day is the right day for rainbow cake! Clever color changes and dollops of faux icing make this the easiest layer cake you've ever made. Put down your fork, pick up your hook and dig in!

13. Outshine Other Bags

Your new favorite accessory is just a few needle punches away. Pick a plain canvas bag and some yarn from your stash, then thread your needle and punch in some color.

That's right: the cutest pouch you've ever seen is only a few punches away! Take advantage of the punch needle trend and design a one-of-a-kind clutch that'll store your phone, cash and (of course) crafting supplies.

14. Paper Pieced Perfection

Make your morning cup of coffee way more colorful — with rainbow rays, of course. This project is simple and fun to make, not to mention a great introduction to the sew-and-flip technique on paper foundations.

Make your morning cup of coffee way more colorful with a rainbow ray mug rug. This project is pure fun — and a great introduction to the sew-and-flip technique on a paper foundation.

15. Beautiful Batter

Whether you go all-out with rainbow buttercream or stick to the surprise-inside colorful batter, these cupcakes will be a total hit. (Especially when you top 'em with "sprinkles" made from a crumbled up cupcake.)

You don't have to be a kid to love all things rainbows, especially when they look this sweet. Whether you go full-out with a colorful buttercream or just stick to the surprise-inside batter, these rainbow cupcakes are sure to be a hit.

16. Poppin' Color Popcorn

Put a sweet spin on your movie night by stirring in colorful sprinkles and sanding sugar. Yeah, this recipe is that easy!

Now that DreamWorks' Trolls World Tour is streaming, it's definitely time for a family movie night. But not just any movie night — a colorful one! Rather than a regular ole' bowl of buttered popcorn, go on and make it more fun with rainbow popcorn. Your little trolls will love it!

17. Simple Stripes

This technique is a simple way to pretty up your favorite cupcakes — all you've gotta do is color your buttercream and spoon it on.

Round up the kids and head to the kitchen because it's baking time! Now that Dreamworks' Trolls World Tour is streaming, there's no better time to go all-out with a burst of color on movie night. Whip up a batch of colorful rainbow-frosted cupcakes and your little trolls will love digging in as soon as you press play.

March 01, 2019
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