Who else loves decorating for the holidays? There is something so magical about transforming your living space and putting fun little seasonal touches throughout the house. I posted a picture of my DIY streamer rainbow on Instagram stories a few days ago and received dm's about how I did it, so I thought I would do a full post that explained more about the process. After taking down our Valentine's Day decor, I was undecided about what to put up next but thought a rainbow would look pretty in our play space. After getting a little frustrated on Pinterest, getting a little more frustrated trying to paint a giant rainbow, and ultimately deciding I wasn't going to put up any decor until Easter, I changed my mind at the eleventh hour. Literally. Thank goodness for Amazon. :)
I had streamers in mind, but couldn't figure out how I was going to pin them to look like the curves of a rainbow. After almost giving up again, I found "four leaf clover" streamers (that's the real name!) and I had my answer. They looked like I could easily attach them to the wall in a rainbow pattern.
To create a rainbow, I attached the middle of the streamer (flat side toward the wall) to the wall and slowly curved each side, attaching with bits of masking tape when necessary to keep the streamers in a curve. I repeated this process with each color, overlapping them slightly with the color above to keep the wall from showing through. The streamers are quite long, so you will have lots left over (especially as you get toward the bottom). I kept the ends hidden under "grass" so that they will be easy to fold up and reuse but if you aren't reusing the streamers, you could cut them off quite easily.
The next step was creating a pot of gold. I ordered black cauldrons on amazon, stuffed the large one with white felt (so that I didn't have to fill the entire thing with "gold"). For the gold coins, I used 1.2 inch gold confetti dots that I had from a different project and made my own glittery gold coins. I used a giant hole punch and a piece of glitter paper to add a little pizazz to the pots of gold. The DIY coins are one sided so I just arranged them so the white side was down but you could paste two together if you have extra time!
After setting up the rainbow and pots, I spread green paper easter grass around the bottom of the rainbow. Finally, I sprinkled more coins on top of the grass and the rainbow was finished!
The whole thing was created and set up in less than a half hour and is such a bright and cheery addition to our living room play space. Lucy walked out of her room in the morning and said, "mama, when did you put up that Terrific thing?!?" and I was so glad I had figured it all out.
I hope this inspires you to creat your own streamer rainbow!
After playing with the pots of gold, Lucy hopped right up and sat under the rainbow, smiling from ear to ear. Whenever I doubt if I should decorate for the holidays, her reactions are the only proof I need that the little extra effort is 110% worth it.
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Black Pots:I used the large one and the two smaller ones. The medium sized one had flames and is more suited for halloween. :)
Giant Gold Dot Confetti (I just used the gold and kept the black for later)
Giant Hole Punch: be sure to click on the circle option! I have four different sizes so we can make confetti whenever we want!