Looking for a creative project whilst in lockdown? Whilst not always feeling productive, I have found some time for gentle creative projects. Being creative, working with our hands and being present to the moment are ways to ease our mind at this time. I’ve some easy creative projects in lockdown to share with you if you are stuck for inspiration. First easy creative project is this rainbow.
Easy rainbow decoration
Rainbows have become a symbol of support for our health carers as well as hope in this time of lockdown. Children have been drawing and colouring them to put in their home windows and this is one that is simple enough for them to make and beautiful enough for you too.
All you need to make this lovely is some rope, embroidery thread, floral wire, glue and scissors.
Cut lengths of rope the length you want your rainbow to be.
Cut wire a little shorter than your length of rope. I used paper-covered floral wire that I already had – previously bought at Waitrose. You can use garden wire or floral wire that you can get at supermarkets, it just needs to be bendable to mould and hold the arch shape.
Start wrapping the wire and rope length with a colour of embroidery thread. You could use any colour, you don’t have to stick to traditional rainbow colours.
Wrap each rope length with a different colour of thread.
Place each colour in a rainbow shape, making sure each colour wrap finishes roughly in the same place. Unravel the ends of the rope to create the ‘cloud’ effect at each end of the rainbow.
Stick the rainbow lengths together either messily like I’ve done with a glue gun or you could stitch them for a neater finish! It depends whether the back of your rainbow will be visible or not.
This would make a lovely decoration for a child’s room, depending on your thickness of rope you can make a variety of sizes. You could even make a collection for a mobile.