This yarn rainbow decor would look perfect in a little one’s bedroom. It’s a great gift idea for kids and makes a lovely baby shower gift too. Customize it with the baby’s name or a sweet little quote like we did.
Yarn Rainbow Decor
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- Cricut StandardGrip Mat
- Cricut Weeding Tool
- Yellow Yarn
- Light Pink Yarn
- Dark Pink Yarn
- Blue Yarn
- 22 Gauge Wire
- Wire Cutters
- Hot Glue Gun
- Minwax Early American Stain
- White Chalky Finnish Paint
- Staple Gun
- Mini EasyPress
- Black HTV
- Download the font from Makers Gonna Learn and then unzip the file and install it on your computer.
- Grab a square on the Shapes button on the left and size it to 9.5 inches or whatever size works best for your project. Remember to measure the available space you have for creating your project and use that to create this square which will be used for visualization purposes.
- Open a text box and type in the text you want. Change to your desired font. From here, you can size the text to fit your project accordingly.
- Kern your text by selecting it and clicking Ungroup on the layers panel to the right so you can bring the letters closer together using Letter Spacing. When you are satisfied with it, select the text again and press Weld located at the bottom right under the Layers Panel.
- Now, move the text over to the bottom part of the box below and arrange it to fit the way you want it. When you like how it looks, you can delete the box. Remember that you are going to need to leave enough space for the rainbow.
- Click Make It and mirror your design since it’s going to be made using iron-on. Set the material to HTV.
- Place your vinyl on the mat and then load the mat into the machine. Once the cutting is complete, weed your design.
- You will want to have your frame already painted and stained and thoroughly dry before continuing. White heating the EasyPress, you can attach the backing to the frame using the staple gun.
- Now place the HTV on the frame where you want it. Use your EasyPress to heat it and adhere it. Let cool for a few seconds and then peel away the transfer sheet.
- Lay the white rope inside the frame to determine how long you need to cut the pieces to make the rainbow. It is recommended to cut the rope half an inch longer than you want just to give a little extra leeway to work with.
- Wrap around some masking tape at one end to indicate where you want to begin wrapping the yarn. Use your first end as a guide to add masking tape to the other end as well.
- For each of the other ropes, you can’t simply just make them the same length as the first one. Since it’s an arc shape, each of the inner ropes will get slightly smaller. So, lay the first one out in the arc shape, and then place more rope in an arc right underneath it. Cut to size. Repeat with each of the ropes. Be sure to wrap the ends in masking tape as you did with the first rope.
- Important tip: We numbered each of the ropes on the masking tape so that we wouldn’t get confused later about which order they go in!
- Take the wire and tightly wrap it around a piece of rope from one end to the other. After that, get the colored yarn and wrap it to cover the rope. Repeat with each of the ropes.
- Attach the first and second yarn-covered rope using hot glue. Glue the 3rd and 4th ropes together using hot glue. Finally, glue the 3rd and 4th to the 1st and 2nd.
- Remove the masking tape from the ends. Then, you can trim and fray them as desired.
- Now, you can glue your rainbow into the frame above your text.