DIY Rainbow Macrame Bow Holder

Welcome to my first DIY tutorial! Given that it’s rainbow season (hello St. Patrick’s Day) I wanted to make something on trend, but that could also be used for decor year round. This rainbow macrame holder is perfect for storing bows, but would also look darling in a playroom. All in all it took me less than an hour to put together and cost me less than $15 with plenty of leftover supplies. I hope you enjoy this tutorial!


All of these items were purchased from Hobby Lobby, but could be found at any craft store.

  • 1 x yarn in each color of the rainbow (ROYGBIV comes in handy from the elementary years)
  • 1 x wooden dowels – I used .25inx12in, but this would look cute with a larger dowel as well
  • 1 x eyelash chipboard shape – this reminded me of a rainbow shape
  • Paint – I just used the paint I had on hand which happened to be my kids’ washable paint
  • Gems or any kind of confetti sparkles
  • Sparkly ribbon to hang it
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun


  1. Paint your eyelash shape – I chose to paint it all different colors in the order of the rainbow.
  1. Bedazzle! Glue on gems or confetti with hot glue gun.
  1. Cut strips of yarn – Measure how long you would like your wall hanging to be, and then double over the strip so that it’s twice as long as you’d like it to end up. I did 5 pieces of yarn per color, but you could certainly fit more on the size dowel I used.
  1. Tie the strips of yarn onto the dowel, looping it around the back of the dowel and pulling the ends through. You could also knot the two ends after looping them onto the dowel for some extra security.
  1. After you are done tying all of the strips onto the dowel, you are ready to hot glue the bedazzled eyelash cutout onto the dowel. I pushed all of the yarn pieces to the center of the dowel and centered the eyelash cutout on either side of them.
  1. Tie the ribbon you are using to hang the rainbow onto either side of the dowel. Since it felt slightly heavy, I also hot glued the ribbon onto the back of the eyelash cutout for a little reinforcement.
  1. The last step is to trim the ends of the yarn so they are all even and at the length you desired.

Now you are ready to style it! Add some bows or hang it by itself. I hope you love this simple, but super colorful wall hanging as much as I do. Let me know in the comments if you have any questions or if you end up making one!

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