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mini rainbows.

I made some rainbows! And you can, too!

Gather:

  • 4mm cotton string for the base
  • 2mm cotton string, twine, or similar for the rainbow wraps
  • Scissors
  • Ruler or measuring tape
  • Nylon cord or similar
  • Sewing needle
  • Comb
  • Lobster clasp
  • Jump ring
  • 2 pairs of pliers

Cut the 4mm cotton string into three:

  • 7-inch strands
  • 8-inch strands
  • 9-inch strands

Cut corresponding wrapping string:

  • 3 feet of 2mm wrap (for the 7-inch strands)
  • 5 feet of twine (for the 8-inch strands)
  • 4 feet of 2mm wrap (for the 9-inch strands)

With the wrapping string, tie a double knot two inches from the end of the base string and wrap twine/string onto the base. Once you have a 2-inch tail left on the other side, secure with another double knot. Keep the tails.

Curve and stack your rainbow arches. Tie double knots with the loose tails to connect adjacent rainbow arches. Trim excess ties. The side where you tie the double knots is the backside.

Cut a 3-foot strand of nylon cord. Double knot one end then sew through the rainbow arches to provide structure to your rainbow. Sew on the backside of the rainbow. Work from one side of the arch to the other. Tie a double knot to secure. Trim excess cord.

Brush out the rainbow tails with a comb.

Use two pairs of pliers to attach the jump ring to the top of your rainbow and to the lobster clasp. You could even attach earring hooks or turn this into a necklace.

Make a bunch! Loving this color palette for Fall.

Can you tell I’m on a rope and wrapping spree? (See my earlier post on door tassels.) I have one more wrapped project for you next week, too! What have you been working on lately? Share below.

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