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How to make a macrame rainbow

Learn How to make a macrame rainbow and brighten up your home with this charming Macrame Rainbow wall hanging

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These macramé rainbows are simple to make, incredibly cute and trendy. You can make them as small or large as you want and you can mix up the colour scheme to suit your own style. They also make a great present for any occasion – from baby showers to new homeowners, or as gifts for teenagers and any boho-style lovers.

Put aside some relaxing crafting time and have a go a making a macrame rainbow. By following the macrame rainbow pattern below you will be making a macrame rainbow 28 x 22cm in size.

You can make it bigger by adding more coloured rays or increasing the length of the thicker cord. Alternatively, you can make a smaller version by reducing the length of the cord or the number of rays. Small rainbows are great as a matching pair to a bigger rainbow, keyrings or a car diffuser (you could even add a few drops of essential oil to enhance your piece).

You will need

Material

2.45 meters of 12mm natural cord (we used Artsy North East recycle cotton cord)

Coloured strings (strings used in this tutorial are by The Fibre Folk Studio)

  • 35 meters of 3mm in Sage
  • 35 meters of 3mm in Vanilla
  • 35 meters of 3mm in Rose Tea
  • 35 meters of 3mm in Mustard
  • 35 meters of 3mm in Chocolate

10cm of thin string (we used 1mm string in natural colour)

Want to know more about Marcamé cords? Isabella has also done a round-up of 10 of the best Macramé cords to buy!

Equipment

Craft Wire
Weaving needle
Glue gun
Sharp Scissors
Measuring tape
Masking tape
Brush or comb

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How to make a macrame rainbow wall hanging

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Step 1

Cut the 12mm cord in the following lengths:

  • 1 x 40cm
  • 1 x 44cm
  • 1 x 48cm
  • 1 x 53cm
  • 1 x 57cm

Place your thick cords in a rainbow shape starting from the shorter in the middle.

Step 2

Take a piece of cardboard or a ruler and mark where you want the coloured ray to end and the fringe to start.

How to make a macrame rainbow wall hanging STEP 2

Step 3

Cut a piece of wire a bit shorter than the length of your ray and attach it to the cord with some masking tape. You can also use some thin string to fix the wire to the cord.

How to make a macrame rainbow wall hanging STEP 3

Step 4

Take the coloured string, place 2cm inside your mark and fold it in on itself.

How to make a macrame rainbow wall hanging STEP 4

Step 5

Start wrapping your coloured string around the cord making sure there are no gaps between the string.

How to make a macrame rainbow wall hanging STEP 5

Step 6

When you reach the end, cut the string and with the help of a weaving needle feed it back through the cord and trim any excess.

How to make a macrame rainbow wall hanging STEP 6

Step 7

Repeat steps 2-6 with all the rays.

How to make a macrame rainbow wall hanging STEP 7

Step 8

Once you are happy with the rainbow, turn the rays. Start with the shorter one, add glue around and glue the next ray on it, making sure the ends of the coloured strings align.

How to make a macrame rainbow wall hanging STEP 8

Step 9

Once the glue is dry, take a piece of thin string and with the help of a weaving needle place it in the middle at the top of the penultimate ray. Make a simple knot to create a loop.

How to make a macrame rainbow wall hanging STEP 9

Step 10

Brush the fringes with a comb or brush, a pet brush works very well too, and trim at the desired length with sharp scissors. You can use a piece of cardboard to help you trim a straight line.

How to make a macrame rainbow wall hanging STEP 10
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We hope you’ve enjoyed this free Macrame Wall Hanging pattern. If you fancy really getting into your Macramé, then make sure to check out our library of Macrame knots, or you could treat yourself with our pick of the best macrame books or the best macrame kits. Looking for even more macrame projects? Take a look at our free macrame patterns.