Growing up on the windward side of Oahu we had a little rain almost every day.
With rain comes rainbows. One of Hawaii's nick names is the Rainbow State.
As a little girl, I truly believed if I could find the end of the rainbow I would find a pot of gold. There were a few times we drove through a rainbow and I can still remember it feeling magical. I never found the end of the rainbow, but I knew if I did I would find something special. This memory was my inspiration for this St. Patrick's Day craft.
At the end of this rainbow is a pot. You, or some little leprechauns can put the gold inside this pocket.
This project is very simple. If you sew, you can sew the entire project. I sewed the ruffles and glued to rest for two reasons..
1. I made this after 10:00 PM, and I always mess something up when I sew that late. Always!
2. I really like my glue gun, and it is quick and easy.
1. Cut 1 1/2 x 20 inch strips for each color of the rainbow
2. Sew down the center of the strips and gather. Use whatever method you like to gather.
3. Cut out a big black pot.
4. Line up your ruffled strips along the short end a background piece. My linen was 10 X 15 inches.
5. Glue or sew the end of the strip to hold it in place.
6. Grab your pot and center it on your fabric. Glue, or sew, the bottom of the kettle in place. Don't glue down the rim yet.
All the edges of my fabric are raw.
7. Carefully loosen your gather so your strips are about 8 1/2 inches long. You want them to end under the top of your pot. Glue, or sew, down the center of your ruffled strips. Trim off all your extra threads.
8. Glue, or sew, down the top sides of the pot. Don't glue across the pot. You want to keep it open for a pocket.
9. To finish it up I glued on some ribbon to hang it up in the kid's room. If the banner doesn't stay flat, glue a wooden chopstick across the top.
Now your rainbow is ready for some gold.