This post is dedicated to my mother, who helped teach me of the importance of being an LGBT ally through her volunteer work with students. I miss you, Mom, and am thankful for your inspiration.
Ah, rainbows— while I know they’re just a scientific phenomenon, the sight of them always makes me smile.
This month, you’re sure to see lots of rainbows and not just because of the weather. June is LGBT Pride Month and many cities plan their Pride parades during this month. Pride Month has actually been a tradition that became nationally recognized 14 years ago, but I just learned of it this week.
So to help you celebrate the Pride festivities (or maybe you just love rainbows), check out this roundup of DIY rainbow crafts and projects!
This DIY rainbow button iPhone case by Ruth at Living Well, Spending Less is perfect for anytime of year. It’s also a wonderful project if you have a stash of extra buttons lying around. (Surely, I’m not the only one who hoards craft supplies.)
This unique jewelry is another great project for using up craft supplies. Head over to Design Mom for Gabrielle’s tutorial on how to make this jewelry from colored pencils.
Another DIY jewelry project is this rainbow bangle by Love U Madly. (Embroidery thread or yarn would also work well with this project.) I love how easy and cheap this project is to make!
If you’d like a bit more subtle look, check out how Monroe Misfit Makeup achieved this stunning rainbow eyeliner effect.
This DIY tissue paper fascinator by Studio DIY is another easy and fun accessory to satisfy your rainbow fixation or to add to your Pride parade swag. I have to admit, I may make one just to wear when I’m cleaning my house.
Rainbows and tie-dye? You had me at hello. For directions on how to create these rainbow, tie-dyed shorts, head over to Pop Cosmo.
This project is the trifecta of all things fabulous: rainbows, glitter, and shoes. Learn how to create these sparkly shoes by checking out Allison’s tutorial at Mom Spark.
These handheld streamers would be perfect for a Pride parade, as party decor, or even just as a simple toy for the kiddos. Check out how to make these ribbon streamers `by heading over to Kerry’s Craft Blog.
Another easy decoration you can create for a rainbow-themed party is this garland by Studio DIY. You could make this with any shape, but I especially like that it’s done with hearts.
This pretty rainbow drink by Jackie at Happy Hooligans was made with water, but you could probably revamp this “recipe” into an adult beverage by using clear liquor.
Another fun “drink” for your rainbow-themed party are these rainbow Jello shots by Jelly Shot Test Kitchen. These look so yummy!
If you prefer a more health-conscious food for your celebration, you can make these rainbow fruit kabobs by The Hub of Our Home. I love how they can also double as centerpieces!
On the other hand, if you want the good stuff (sugar and fat), check out The Whisk Kid’s recipe for this rainbow layer cake.
Do you have any favorite DIY rainbow projects to share? Do you have any favorite Pride traditions or events? If so, leave a link in the comments!