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One of my favorite games to play with my kids in Hawaii is “spot the rainbow.”

We see SO many majestic rainbows on every trip to Hawaii that every time I see a rainbow anywhere else in the world, I immediately think of Hawaii.

This past summer, I started doing some easy macrame for beginners. I couldn’t believe how relaxing it was and how nice the final result ended up looking.

Because I’m always on the hunt for fun DIY Hawaiian decorations that people can use for baby showers, birthday parties, and summer parties, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to work on some rainbow wall art!

This DIY macrame rainbow is super easy and you can easily change it up with different colors or shades of colors to personalize it.

For this rope rainbow wall hanging, we used more Fall colors to make it muted and work in different spaces.

But, you could totally use super bright colors for your rainbow birthday decorations to make them really pop.

Ok, let me show you exactly how to make this rainbow wall hanging DIY craft!

How to Make a Macrame Rainbow Wall Hanging, a DIY Hawaiian decoration featured by top Hawaii blogger, Hawaii Travel with Kids.

How to Make a Macrame Rainbow Wall Hanging, a DIY Hawaiian decoration featured by top Hawaii blogger, Hawaii Travel with Kids.

Macrame Rainbow Wall Hanging Supplies

  1. Naturally twisted rope (1 cm thick)
  2. Twines and colorful yarns
  3. Felt
  4. Craft glue or hot glue
  5. Pencil
  6. Scissors

How to Make Macrame Rainbow Wall Hanging

Step 1:

How to Make a Macrame Rainbow Wall Hanging, a DIY Hawaiian decoration featured by top Hawaii blogger, Hawaii Travel with Kids.

Decide the number of layers for the rainbow and cut ropes accordingly.

Place the rope on a flat surface by forming a rainbow curve, measure, mark and cut the ropes for each layer of the macramé rainbow. I’m creating a macramé rainbow with 5 layers.

Step 2:

How to Make a Macrame Rainbow Wall Hanging, a DIY Hawaiian decoration featured by top Hawaii blogger, Hawaii Travel with Kids: image of yard tied on a rope

Grab any one of the ropes. Leave an inch intact from an end of the rope and then tie a knot around the rope using a colorful yarn of your choice. Do not cut the yarn from its bundle yet.

Step 3:

How to Make a Macrame Rainbow Wall Hanging, a DIY Hawaiian decoration featured by top Hawaii blogger, Hawaii Travel with Kids: image of yard coiled around a piece of rope

Align the short end of the tied yarn with the rope and wrap the rope using the yarn. Keep the wrapping nice and adjacent; making sure that the rope is not visible.

Step 4:

How to Make a Macrame Rainbow Wall Hanging, a DIY Hawaiian decoration featured by top Hawaii blogger, Hawaii Travel with Kids: image of purple yarn coiled around a piece of rope

Continue to wrap the yarn around the rope all the way to its other end but make sure to leave an inch intact on that end as well. 

Step 5: 

How to Make a Macrame Rainbow Wall Hanging, a DIY Hawaiian decoration featured by top Hawaii blogger, Hawaii Travel with Kids: image of a needle holding yarn on rope

Keep 2 or 3 inches of yarn and cut off the yarn string from its bundle. Insert a tapestry needle through the open end of the yarn string.

Draw the needle through the wrapped yarn (around the rope).  Pull the needle out and cut off extra yarn if necessary. 

Step 6:

How to Make a Macrame Rainbow Wall Hanging, a DIY Hawaiian decoration featured by top Hawaii blogger, Hawaii Travel with Kids: image of pieces of rope wth colorful yarn coiled around them

Similarly cover the rest of the rope cutouts using yarn or string. 1 inch on both sides of the ropes must remain intact.

Step 7:

How to Make a Macrame Rainbow Wall Hanging, a DIY Hawaiian decoration featured by top Hawaii blogger, Hawaii Travel with Kids: image of a piece of felt cut in the shape of a rainbow

Cut out a felt base for the macramé rainbow. 

Step 8:

How to Make a Macrame Rainbow Wall Hanging, a DIY Hawaiian decoration featured by top Hawaii blogger, Hawaii Travel with Kids: image of a piece of rope being attached to felt to make a rainbow wall hanging

Use hot glue to attach the yarn wrapped ropes on the rainbow felt base. Start from any one side (either top or bottom). 

Step 9:

How to Make a Macrame Rainbow Wall Hanging, a DIY Hawaiian decoration featured by top Hawaii blogger, Hawaii Travel with Kids: image of pieces of yarn coiled rope in the shape of a rainbow

Attach all of the yarn wrapped ropes on the felt base one by one.  

Step 10:

How to Make a Macrame Rainbow Wall Hanging, a DIY Hawaiian decoration featured by top Hawaii blogger, Hawaii Travel with Kids: image of a macrame rainbow wall hanging with frayed rope edges

Open the twists of the ropes’ 1 inch open ends. Attach a hanging mechanism on the back side of the rainbow if you want to hang it on a wall or use it as a charm. 

How to Make a Macrame Rainbow Wall Hanging, a DIY Hawaiian decoration featured by top Hawaii blogger, Hawaii Travel with Kids.

Loving these Macrame Rainbow Crafts for Adults? Check out my other Hawaii craft tutorials like How to Make a Poinsettia Wreath, Pineapple Centerpieces, and a Moana Paper Doll!

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