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Mini rainbow hanging

Mollie Makes Mini rainbow hanging

Regular readers will know that every month I challenge myself to make the Mollie Makes magazine cover gift. I’ve subscribed since it first came out and have had a drawer full of unopened kits – but no more! I’ve been making more time for grown up crafting and I love to make the kits and hopefully try something new.

Mini rainbow hanging

Issue 118 of Mollie Makes landed on my doorstep last week. I was excited to see it but upset that it’s going to be the last issue for a while. The magazine came with a cute plastic canvas rainbow kit which I made straight away! I’ve been crafting a lot since we’ve been in lockdown, small crafts are perfect for me as I try to juggle work, the kids and homeschool.

The ready to stitch mini rainbow kit included 20m of cotton yarn in 5 colours, 8 pastel coloured pom poms, a needle and plastic canvas in the shape of a rainbow. The craft kit was perfectly on trend as we have a window full of rainbows which kids love to count as they walk past our house. I couldn’t wait to add this one to our rainbow window display.

Mini rainbow hanging

It’s been a long time since I tried sewing plastic canvas. I cut the wool into manageable lengths and used backstitch to create a woven-style design. The rainbow was fun to stitch over an evening, especially as my sister was sewing hers too.

After I had finished the arcs of the rainbow, I stitched on the pom poms and used an extra length of yarn so I could hang the rainbow up. I think this might be my favourite Mollie Makes craft kit in a long time.

Mini rainbow hanging

Here are some of my previous makes from Mollie Makes magazine, you can check out all of them here:

Pom pom watermelon craft
Embroidered tiger keyring
Pretty paper stars
Felt Party Bear
Kitsch Festive Loom Kit
Embroidered Necklace Kit
Toucan Keyring Kit
Paper Ice Lollies
Spring Bunny Plushie Kit
Cross stitch wooden banner kit
Pom pom love birds kit
Floral Hoop Kit
Reindeer Tree Decoration


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    April 30, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    This looks so good, I think my niece would love it as she is learning to crochet and loves all things craft-linked right now x

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    Rhian Westbury
    April 30, 2020 at 2:43 pm

    That’s such a nice little craft and such beautiful colours as well. This is the kind of thing I want to do more of/ learn how to do x

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    Linda Carter
    July 27, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    Hi – I have that kit which I gave to my granddaughter but she cannot find the instructions. Were there any? Thanks very much.

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      July 27, 2020 at 4:43 pm

      Hi, the instructions were inside the issue of Mollie Makes that the kit came with.

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    Jean Taylor
    December 20, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    I have had this since July and cannot thread the wool through the needle provided how do I do this it is driving us all to distraction. please help with advice? I have tried a needle threaded but that doesn’t work I have hundreds of needles with larger eye but they don’t go through template. So any help please????????????????????
    Is there something I can buy?

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      December 20, 2020 at 11:12 pm

      Oh no. I don’t remember having any problems with mine. Perhaps swap the wool for embroidery thread instead?

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