Say Hello to Color With a Rainbow Wall Hanging

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.

DIY Rope + Yarn Rainbow

Level: Easy

What You Need

Pro Tip

Bright colors don’t work with your decor? This would look super fab in neutrals, too. Customize it however you like!


1. Create Your Shape

Lay your rope out on a table and form it into a rainbow shape with four bands. Once you’re happy with the size and shape, cut your rope at the ends where it’s looped. You should now have four pieces of rope, each one slightly smaller than the last. Tightly wrap each end with clear tape to prevent fraying.

Cut your wire into four pieces, each about 3” shorter than each of the rainbow stripes. Secure the wires to the ropes by taping at each end and in the middle. (This should help your rainbow keep its structure, but if the ropes still feel floppy you can double up the wire.)

2. Wrap It

Using your first color of yarn, cut 6 pieces, each about 36” long. (Using six strands at once will make wrapping speedier, and cutting them to 36” in length makes them easier to work with.) Knot the six strands in place at the end of one of your ropes. Then start wrapping, taking care to keep the yarn strands right next to each other so no rope shows through. When you get to the end of your yarn, simply knot on another six strands and keep repeating until the whole rope is wrapped.

Repeat with your other yarn colors on the other pieces of rope.

3. Attach the Bands

Thread your yarn onto a needle with a large eye and whip stitch your rainbow bands together on the back. Make sure to pull your yarn tight so the bands are secured right next to each other!

4. Add the Fringe

Dab some hot glue at the end of each rainbow band and wrap a piece of gold fringe around. Repeat on the other end of the rainbow.

Hang your rainbow on the wall with a simple nail. (You don’t even need a hanger on the back — you can just slot the hanging nail in between two of the rainbow's color bands.)

Find Your Next Project

When you've got rainbows on your mind ... we're here to answer the DIY call!

Rainbow pie pop perfection doesn’t require wizard-like pastry skills, fancy tools or even a ton of time in the kitchen. (And what it does require is probably already in your pantry!)
Erin Gardner
There's no better way to refresh a boring pair of jeans than with a burst of rainbow color on the back pocket. Whether you make these for kids or sport a pair yourself is totally up to you — all we know is life's about to get a whole lot brighter!
four bars of rainbow and white soap
Are you sure to want to remove this?
Rainbow Soap

May 30, 2019
Next for You
This dip-dye wall hanging is going to make your DIY decor dreams comes true — seriously! We're talking no hassles, and alllll the tassels. And if you can make a knot (or two), you've basically got all the skills you need.
Hey color lovers, we've got the perf way to make your walls radiate joy. This dimensional wall art will brighten up your space and fill your days with pure positivity. Say it with us: Yay!!
Textile hangings are one of the best ways to make a major statement on your walls. The materials are inexpensive, and cloth pieces are a lot easier to manage than large, heavy framed art. Plus creating it yourself means you'll have a piece that's exactly right for your space: the ideal size, the perfect colors and completely one-of-a-kind!
Now Reading
Say Hello to Color With a Rainbow Wall Hanging