Oversized Rainbow Wall Hanging DIY!

I’m so excited to share this tremendous enjoyable and amazingly cute rainbow wall hanging DIY with you at the moment!

I really like all of the little child rainbows which were making the rounds currently whether or not that be on clothes, plush gadgets, or wall decor, and I additional love the little rope rainbow development.

 a nursery with a white crib, a plant, and a rainbow wall hanging above the crib

I are likely to take all the pieces that’s enjoyable and make it outsized, and I used to be fairly constructive {that a} rope rainbow could be superb on a big scale, and it seems I used to be proper!!

Are you able to guess what I used as a base to make this outsized rainbow wall hanging? I’ll provide you with a touch … splish, splash!

thivk cotton rope, 4 bundles of yarn, copper coil tubing, and 3 pool noodles on a coffee table
Provides:
–5 pool noodles (did you guess it?)
–thick cotton rope (attempt the trim part of your craft/cloth retailer)
–thick yarn in most popular colours (I didn’t use greater than the yarn you see above, so one massive yarn needs to be sufficient for my dimension)
–sizzling glue gun
–X-Acto knife and scissors
–10′ of three/8″ copper coil tubing
–mini pipe cutter
–4cm wool felt balls
–cat brush

someone holding a pipe cutterFirst, you’ll determine how lengthy you need your outer rainbow colour to be, which is able to decide the general dimension of your rainbow—because it’s the outer layer.

I wished my outer layer to be longer than my pool noodles had been, so I reduce off 8″ of one other noodle and sizzling glued that part onto the tip of one other full size one to offer me an additional lengthy noodle to work with.

Then, I used my pipe cutter to chop a bit of copper coil that was about 2″ shorter than my noodle, so it wouldn’t stick out the ends as soon as I threaded it by my noodle.

It took me a bit to determine what to make use of because the spine of the rainbow, as I wanted one thing that might be bendable and but robust sufficient to maintain its form as soon as bent.

I keep in mind seeing these copper coils within the ironmongery shop and I assumed they may be value a shot, they usually had been good! In case you do a a lot bigger rainbow than this, chances are you’ll have to attempt the coil within the subsequent dimension up.

Will probably be tougher to bend into place, but in addition stronger as nicely as soon as bent into form.

cooper tubing inside a pink pool noodleAs soon as your pipe is reduce, be certain it’s the suitable size to your noodle.

Then, use an X-Acto knife to carve out a number of the inside portion of the final 1″ or so of every noodle finish so you’ve got a bigger area so as to add your rope fringe on the finish. Pool noodles are tremendous straightforward to chop into, so this half shouldn’t be too exhausting.

yarn wrapped around a pink pool noodleThen, sizzling glue your yarn finish to at least one finish of your noodle and begin to (are you prepared for this?) twist the noodle to wrap the yarn across the noodle.

It’s nonetheless time consuming however it’s waaaay simpler to twist the noodle than wrap the yarn across the noodle. Preserve the yarn holding hand in place and use the opposite hand to twist the noodle physique as you go.

I glued my yarn to the suitable finish of the noodle and twisted the noodle away from me, however in case you are left handed, chances are you’ll need to begin on the left facet and twist if that’s extra comfy.

Preserve twisting and twisting till you’ve got about 3″ of yarn-covered noodle after which push all of the yarn downwards in direction of the tip you began from to condense the yarn.

Be certain that it’s tremendous tightly full of no pool noodle beneath in sight—it is going to additionally assist preserve the noodle coated once you bend it right into a rainbow form as nicely if it’s tightly packed yarn.

yarn wrapped all around a pool noodlePreserve twisting and pushing down each 3″ of yarn till you attain the tip. I used extra glue to safe the yarn to the noodle on the final 1″ of the noodle after which tucked the tip into the noodle opening and glued it in place.

4 yarned wrapped pool noodles in rainbow shape on coffee tableAlong with your outer noodle now wrapped, slide in your copper pipe that you simply reduce to suit after which bend it into your rainbow form. I made mine a little bit of a taller/skinnier rainbow, however you would do a shorter/wider one as nicely for those who like.

As soon as it’s bent into place, be certain your subsequent noodle is lengthy sufficient to suit inside that form and begin to wrap that noodle with the subsequent colour yarn.

When you’re virtually accomplished wrapping that noodle, place it again contained in the outer noodle to test the match. Normally including the yarn modifications precisely how a lot noodle size you want, so that you’ll simply need to preserve checking the size earlier than slicing the noodle and ending the tip with yarn.

Repeat with every colour for every noodle till you’ve got 4 layers! Because you’ll have leftover copper pipe after including it to your outdoors noodle, use the remainder inside one of many inside layers of noodles and that may assist it preserve its form even higher.

That is additionally a superb time to take a bit of yarn the colour of your third layer in and tie it round your pool noodle so you’ve got a hanger on the bottom to hold your rainbow from.

Mainly, if the highest of the rainbow is on the 12:00 place on a clock, tie one finish of a bit of yarn on the 1:00 place and the opposite to the 11:00 place with the knots on the bottom so that you don’t see them and you need to use the yarn that connects the 2 factors as a hanger.

A lot simpler to do it now earlier than you glue issues collectively!

4 yarn wrapped pool noodles  and a glue gun on coffee tableNow it’s time to attach our rainbow collectively! I clamped my outer layer to a espresso desk so it wouldn’t transfer from that place, however you would additionally simply place packing containers or heavy books on the sides and prime/backside to maintain in place whilst you glue as nicely.

Put a beneficiant quantity of glue on the sides the place every noodle touches the subsequent and add one layer at a time till you’ve got all of your layers full.

4 yarn wrapped pool noodles, 1 with heavy rope hanging out the end of it, and a hand holding the heavy ropeNow that your noodles are hooked up, take your thick rope, reduce it double the size you need your tassel to be, after which tie some twine on the center of the rope to maintain the tassel collectively.

In case you can’t discover tremendous thick cotton rope, it’s also possible to reduce three or 4 strands double your tassel size and simply tie all of them collectively within the center for a similar impact.

Add some sizzling glue into the opening of the noodle and stick within the center fold of your rope so it sticks to the glue.

the ends of the 4 yarn wrapped pool noodles with heavy rope hanging outI did various lengths for every noodle, however you are able to do all of them the identical too. Now for those who like that curly look when you unwind the rope, you may depart it that method, or you need to use a pet brush to brush out the rope into one bigger tassel.
someone pet brushing the ends of the heavy rope
pink large felt balls being super glued onto the yarned wrapped pool noodlesBecause the completion, glue some massive felt balls across the perimeter of the rainbow and your candy little venture is able to dangle!

nursery with a white crib, plant, and a rainbow wall hanging on the wall above the crib completed rainbow wall hanging a nursery with a white crib, a plant, and the rainbow wall hanging above the cribCritically although, how superb is that!?! I couldn’t be extra happy with how this turned out, and I’ve even been getting into her room simply to have a look at it randomly through the day. It makes me so blissful!

In case you love this rainbow wall hanging, be certain to take a look at the nook rainbow I painted in her playroom and our different child’s initiatives.

Only a fast security notice: I’m not nervous about Lola reaching this from a security standpoint. She truly performs with these felt balls usually (they usually aren’t a choking hazard dimension for her since they’re bigger) and the remainder of that is simply yarn and pool noodles.

However, for those who make this on a smaller scale or simply small felt balls, watch out it doesn’t fall into child’s fingers if there are gadgets hooked up you’d fear about them having.

That is completely an merchandise that I’d additionally dangle in some other room in the home, so don’t really feel like that is restricted to a child’s room for those who aren’t in that zone but! xo. Laura

Room Sources: DIY Wallpaper / Chandelier / Related Crib / Washable Rug

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Outsized Rainbow Wall Hanging

How one can make a rainbow wall hanging (utilizing pool noodles!)

Key phrase rainbow decor, wall hanging
  • sizzling glue gun

  • X-acto knife

  • -scissors

  • mini pipe cutter

  • OK! So, first you’ll determine how lengthy you need your outer rainbow colour to be, which is able to decide the general dimension of your rainbow—because it’s the outer layer. I wished my outer layer to be longer than my pool noodles had been, so I simply reduce off 8″ of one other noodle and sizzling glued that part onto the tip of one other full size one to offer me an additional lengthy noodle to work with. Then I used my pipe cutter to chop a bit of copper coil that was about 2″ shorter than my noodle so it wouldn’t stick out the ends as soon as I threaded it by my noodle. It took me a bit to determine what to make use of because the spine of the rainbow as I wanted one thing that might be bendable and but robust sufficient to maintain its form as soon as bent.I keep in mind all the time seeing these copper coils within the ironmongery shop and I assumed they may be value a shot they usually had been good! In case you do a a lot bigger rainbow than this, chances are you’ll have to attempt the coil within the subsequent dimension up. Will probably be tougher to bend into place, but in addition stronger as nicely as soon as bent into form.
  • As soon as your pipe is reduce, be certain it’s the suitable size to your noodle after which use an X-Acto knife to carve out a number of the inside portion of the final 1″ or so of every noodle finish so you’ve got a bigger area so as to add your rope fringe on the finish. Pool noodles are tremendous straightforward to chop into, so this half shouldn’t be too exhausting.

  • Then, sizzling glue your yarn finish to at least one finish of your noodle and begin to (are you prepared for this?) twist the noodle to wrap the yarn across the noodle. It’s nonetheless time consuming however it’s waaaay simpler to twist the noodle than wrap the yarn across the noodle. Preserve the yarn holding hand in place and use the opposite hand to twist the noodle physique as you go. I glued my yarn to the suitable finish of the noodle and twisted the noodle away from me, however in case you are left handed chances are you’ll need to begin on the left facet and twist if that’s extra comfy. Preserve twisting and twisting till you’ve got about 3″ of yarn-covered noodle after which push all of the yarn downwards in direction of the tip you began from to condense the yarn and ensure it’s tremendous tightly full of no pool noodle beneath in sight (it is going to additionally assist preserve the noodle coated once you bend it right into a rainbow form as nicely if it’s tightly packed yarn).
  • Preserve twisting and pushing down each 3″ of yarn till you attain the tip. I used extra glue to safe the yarn to the noodle on the final 1″ of the noodle after which tucked the tip into the noodle opening and glued it in place.

  • Along with your outer noodle now wrapped, slide in your copper pipe that you simply reduce to suit after which bend it into your rainbow form. I made mine a little bit of a taller/skinnier rainbow, however you would do a shorter/wider one as nicely for those who like. As soon as it’s bent into place, be certain your subsequent noodle is lengthy sufficient to suit inside that form and begin to wrap that noodle with the subsequent colour yarn. When you’re virtually accomplished wrapping that noodle, place it again contained in the outer noodle to test the match.Normally including the yarn modifications precisely how a lot noodle size you want, so that you’ll simply need to preserve checking the size earlier than slicing the noodle and ending the tip with yarn.
  • Repeat with every colour for every noodle till you’ve got 4 layers! Because you’ll have leftover copper pipe after including it to your outdoors noodle, use the remainder inside one of many inside layers of noodles and that may assist it preserve its form even higher.

  • That is additionally a superb time to take a bit of yarn the colour of your third layer in and tie it round your pool noodle so you’ve got a hanger on the bottom to hold your rainbow from. Mainly, if the highest of the rainbow is on the 12:00 place on a clock, tie one finish of a bit of yarn on the 1:00 place and the opposite to the 11:00 place with the knots on the bottom so that you don’t see them and you need to use the yarn that connects the 2 factors as a hanger. A lot simpler to do it now earlier than you glue issues collectively!
  • Now it’s time to attach our rainbow collectively! I clamped my outer layer to a espresso desk so it wouldn’t transfer from that place, however you would additionally simply place packing containers or heavy books on the sides and prime/backside to maintain in place whilst you glue as nicely. Simply put a beneficiant quantity of glue on the sides the place every noodle touches the subsequent and add one layer at a time till you’ve got all of your layers full.
  • Now that your noodles are hooked up, take your thick rope, reduce it double the size you need your tassel to be, after which tie some twine on the center of the rope to maintain the tassel collectively. In case you can’t discover tremendous thick cotton rope, it’s also possible to reduce three or 4 strands double your tassel size and simply tie all of them collectively within the center for a similar impact. … you need to use a pet brush to brush out the rope into one bigger tassel.
  • Because the completion, glue some massive felt balls across the perimeter of the rainbow and your candy little venture is able to dangle!

Only a fast security notice: I’m not nervous about Lola reaching this from a security standpoint. She truly performs with these felt balls usually (they usually aren’t a choking hazard dimension for her since they’re bigger) and the remainder of that is simply yarn and pool noodles. However for those who make this on a smaller scale or simply small felt balls, watch out it doesn’t fall into child’s fingers if there are gadgets hooked up you’d fear about them having.

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