During these difficult times, the rainbow has become a symbol of support for everyone who wants to show solidarity with the fantastic work done by front line NHS workers. Drawings, banners and posters are adorning windows across the land, but we thought we’d get a little more creative with it. We’ve tracked down a range of rainbow crafts and accessories, some to make up yourself and some ready to go.
1. Rainbow tote bag, Pink Pineapple Home and Gifts
This tote bag features a rainbow design which you need to colour in yourself. It’s great for taking on your food shopping trips, and means you can show support away from the house. £7.50 for the bag only, £13.50 if you’d like the pens to colour it with as well, available from Pink Pineapple Home and Gifts.
2. Rainbow hanging sign, Ellie Ellie
Remind someone that it takes both sunshine and rain to make a beautiful rainbow with this colourful rainbow sign. Designed and printed in Sussex, this would make a nice gift to remind a loved one you’re thinking of them. £15, available from Ellie Ellie.
3. Rainbow wool felt balls, Pocket Craft Supplies via Etsy
These 2cm pom poms / felt balls come in a wide range of bright rainbow colours, perfect for decorating your craft projects – or just string them on a line for an instant window garland. They’re handmade in Nepal from 100% wool handmade in Nepal, and cost £3.40 for a pack of 20 (your colour choice) from Pocket Craft Supplies on Etsy.
4. Handmade rainbow hearts garland, Shabtique via Etsy
This string of felt hearts and pom poms will brighten any window. Each heart is made of polyester felt and is hand stitched for am artisan feel. The garland costs £16 and is available from Shabtique on Etsy.
5. Wooden rainbow, Wendover Wood
This handmade pine wooden rainbow is perfect for a window sill. It measures around 20cm wide by 10cm tall and stands up on its own, and it’s supplied as bare wood ready for you to paint or decorate. £7.50, available from Wendover Wood.
6. Hope rainbow banner embroidery sewing kit, Just Toppers
This kit comes with everything you need to make a rainbow banner for your window. It’s simple to make, as each kit comes with a banner with pre-cut holes for the design, rainbow thread to stitch it with, ribbon to hang it with, a needle, chart and instructions. Suitable for children over the age of 8 under the direct supervision of an adult. £14, available from Just Toppers on Not on the High Street.
7. Rainbow wool, allroundcrafting via Etsy
This colourful pack contains 10 bright colours of DK wool, wound into 10 metre skeins. This would be perfect for making your own pom poms, French knitting or crocheting, and costs £2.99 from allroundcrafting via Etsy. A pom pom maker is available separately.
8. Rainbow pennant flag, House of Hooray
This eye catching, bright wall pennant is a welcome pop of colour at the moment! It’s handmade in Yorkshire, and each of the vibrant felt letters are individually cut and sewn on to the flag for an artisan feel. It measures 18cm by 44cm and would look great hanging in a window as well as on a wall. It costs £20 and is available from House of Hooray.
9. Personalised wooden rainbow hanging sign, Proper Goose
A perfect gift, this sign would brighten a child’s bedroom or window. It measures roughly 20cm by 10cm and comes ready to hang. £15, available from Proper Goose on Not on the High Street.
10. Rainbow paper chain kit, MimsKits via Etsy
These paper chain strips that are made from card, which makes them more durable and keep their shape better. The pack contains enough strips in bright rainbow colours to make a 50cm chain, larger packs are also available. Prices start at £3 from MimsKits on Etsy.
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