How to make a DIY Rainbow Rope Wall Hanging
Hey guys, it's Megan!
In the video, I showed you how I made this gallery wall to go around my TV:
Any guesses what my favorite color is? 😂
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If you're curious about any of the other pieces on the wall, here are the links:
*Macrame wall pocket (from Amazon)
My TV is a 32 inch Roku TV, and my dad built the shelf underneath it. The shelf holds my old Xbox 360 and a DVD/VHS player we've had since I was little.
I've been seeing these rainbow wall hangings EVERYWHERE lately, and I think they're adorable. The best part was, I already had everything I needed to make one!
If you need help, you can click any of the photos in this post to be taken to the video tutorial 😉
For this project you'll need:
* Rope (mine was 1/2 inch thick)
* Yarn in various colors
* Wire (I used 20 gauge copper wire)
* A hot glue gun
* Pom Pom Trim (optional)
First, take your rope and curve it into a rainbow shape. I started by making an upside down u with the rope, and curved the rest of the rope around to make 5 layers. You could do more or less depending on how big you want your rainbow to be.
Be sure to make this a bit bigger than you want your finished rainbow to be. The ends will be used to make the fringe "clouds" at the end.
When you’re happy with the shape, cut the end of the rope and cover it with masking tape to avoid fraying.
Cut each loop in half, adding more masking tape to each end so it doesn’t fray.
When you’re done, it should look like this:
Next, take your wire and cut a piece that is slightly shorter than each curve.
Use your clear tape to stick the wire to the rope.
This will help the rainbow keep its shape.
Wrap each curve with yarn in the color of your choice.
To make it a bit more interesting, I used some extra yarn to create patterns on a few of the curves.
On the black curve I tied on some white yarn and wrapped it around to create a striped pattern.
For this curve I tied a piece of dark purple yarn to one end, and did the same thing. This time I made the stripes a bit further apart.
When I reached the end, I went back and wrapped the yarn in the opposite direction. This will make it look like little "x"'s.
Once you're finished, take the masking tape off of each end and fluff it out.
Decide which side you want to be the back. Use hot glue to stick the curves together.
I've seen other people sew this part, but I figured hot glue would be easier.
It felt like my wall hanging was still missing something, so I found some leftover pom pom trim to glue on the back.
I flipped the rainbow to the front, and used more glue to stick each pom pom to the outer edge.
To finish it off, I used some ribbon to make a loop on the back to hang it.
And here's how my finished rainbow wall hanging turned out!
I hung it above my TV using a small command hook.
I've been using a lot of yarn in my bedroom makeover so far. I like the soft, cozy look it gives my bedroom. If you have some yarn lying around, check out my other yarn projects!
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