St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Banner

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By General Crafts Contributor Michelle

Find your own gold at the end of the rainbow this St. Patrick’s day with this cute, and colorful craft!

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:

To begin, you’ll need to figure out how big you want your rainbows to be, and find a circular object that size to trace around (or use a compass).  I used a bowl that is 6-inches in diameter for my largest circle.  Then, look around and find 5 other circular objects in descending smaller diameters.  This is a great project to get the kids involved in.  Don’t worry if they’re not exactly the right size, you can always trim the circles a little.

Trace your circular objects onto the felt, tracing the largest circle onto the red, the next biggest onto the orange, etc..  You will get two rainbows per circle stack you make, so trace accordingly to wind up with how many rainbows you want to finish up with.

Begin gluing the circles together, beginning with the largest red, and gluing the orange one onto the center, then the yellow, etc..

Your finished stack should look like a rainbow bullseye, with red on the bottom, and purple on the top.

Cut the stack of circles in half to create two rainbows.

Cut circles out of the gold foam to represent gold coins.

Hot glue a row of pom-poms onto the bottom edge of each rainbow to create clouds.

Cut a length of twine, and glue your rainbows and coins along twine.  Apply the glue to the backsides of the rainbows and coins, gluing along the very top edges(rather than across the middles), so the objects hang down, and don’t spin on the twine when hung.

Hang up your beautiful garland, and enjoy!  Lucky you!

Happy Crafting!

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