DIY Rainbow Macramé Earrings

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Cute DIY Rainbow Macramé Earrings are super quick and easy to make! These adorable and trendy rainbow earrings would make a fantastic DIY gift idea!

colorful wooden rainbow macrame earrings on white mug on peach background

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Hi friends! I hope you’re all doing well! This past weekend, I made one of my most favorite projects EVER, and I could NOT wait to share it with you!

These DIY rainbow macramé earrings require just a few simple supplies, and they make a HUGE impact! Make them in lots of different color combinations to match your entire wardrobe, and be sure to keep a few extra pairs on hand – they make an AWESOME gift idea!

DIY Rainbow Macramé Earrings

Wooden Rainbow Macrame Earrings on Peach Background

If you have a Glowforge, I’ll show you how to cut the rainbow pieces from a sheet of hardwood; if not, we also have the precut rainbow jewelry findings available in our shop!

P.S. If you don’t have a Glowforge, but you’ve had your eye on one, you can use our special Glowforge link to save up to $500 on your machine!

Supplies to Make Macrame Rainbow Earrings on peach background - cord, wooden rainbows, earring findings, and jewelry pliers

Supplies Needed to Make Rainbow Macramé Earrings:

Get the Rainbow Earring Findings Here:

How to Make Rainbow Macramé Earrings

Glowforge on White Tool Chest with Hardwood Proofgrade Material

I love, love, LOVE to use my Glowforge Pro for cutting projects like these wood earrings, and it is SUPER quick and easy to use!

Glowforge with Walnut Hardwood Proofgrade Material

Start by placing a sheet of hardwood in the bed of your Glowforge – I used Proofgrade Walnut Hardwood, but any type of hardwood will work.

Glowforge App Screenshot - Rainbow Earrings with Cut Time

Open up the Glowforge App software, click the teal “+” button in the upper center of the screen, and upload the rainbow earrings SVG file (available below). Arrange the SVG pieces on your sheet of wood, select your material, and click “Print” in the upper right hand corner. The software will calculate the cutting time and let you know just how long it will take – it only took me two minutes and nine seconds to cut three pairs of earrings!

Glowforge Cutting Rainbow Earrings

Push the button, and watch your Glowforge do all of the hard work for you! It’s like magic!

Scissors, Macrame Cord, and Rainbow Wood Macrame Frames on peach background

Next, cut two pieces of macramé cord to size. Depending on how long you want your rainbows to hang, somewhere between 4-6 inches is a good size.

Hand holding loop of dark red macrame cord with wooden rainbow and cording skeins in background

Loop one of the strings in half.

Threading macrame cord through rainbow wood finding on peach background with macramé cord

Thread the looped end through the horizontal opening in the rainbow earring.

Hand attaching macrame cord to a wooden rainbow earring with macrame cord in background

Bring the loop back under to the front, and thread the loose ends through it.

Rainbow Wood Macrame Earring Frames and Cording on peach background

Gently and carefully tighten the loop (the wood earrings are rather sturdy, but they CAN break if you pull too hard on them!) and repeat the process with the other earring.

Untrimmed Rainbow Macrame Earrings on peach background with macrame cord

Repeat with additional colors as desired. The wood earring bases perfectly fit six colors of 1.5mm Bobbiny macramé cord, but could accommodate seven colors if you squeeze them tightly together.

Untrimmed Rainbow Macrame Earrings on peach background with macrame cord

As shown, the colors of cording that we used for this pair of earrings are: Wild Rose, Terracotta, Mustard, Eucalyptus Green, Teal, and Blackberry.

Untrimmed Rainbow Macrame Earrings on peach background with scissors and bag clip

Next, it’s time to trim your macramé cord, so grab a sharp pair of scissors.

Hand holding rainbow macrame earring and Using a Bag Clip to Trim Macrame Earrings

I find that using a bag clip to hold the cording together helps to keep things straight and serves as a useful measuring tool to keep the earrings even.

Trimmed Rainbow Macrame Earrings on peach background with scissors and bag clip

Trim your earrings as long or as short as you desire – I kept my cording around 1.5″ long.

Unbrushed Rainbow Macrame Earrings in Wood Frames on peach background

You can leave the earrings with the cording intact as shown, or you can opt to fringe the cording like I did. It looks great both ways, though you should be aware that over time, the cording may eventually start to fray on its own even if you don’t choose to fringe it.

Rainbow macrame earrings with unbrushed macrame cord and pink comb in background

To fringe the cording, use an inexpensive comb with fairly tight teeth.

Combing a rainbow macrame earring with a pink comb on a peach background

Being careful to avoid the knots, gently run the comb through the cording to untwist and separate the single strands.

Comparing a brushed vs unbrushed rainbow wooden macrame earring with pink comb in background

You can see the difference between a fringed/combed earring on the left and a corded earring on the right.

Rainbow macrame frames with earring wires, jump rings, and jewelry pliers in background

Finally, use your jewelry pliers to attach the earring hardware (I used two jump rings and an earring wire for each earring).

colorful wooden rainbow macrame earrings on white mug on peach background

Easy peasy and SUPER cute, don’t you think!? These rainbow earrings would make a fantastic (and inexpensive!) homemade DIY gift idea!

Close up or rainbow macramé earring being worn

😍🌈😍🌈😍 OBSESSED. 🌈😍🌈😍🌈😍🌈

Assorted untrimmed rainbow macramé earrings on peach background

Repeat with ALL the different color combinations! I promise that once you make one pair, you’re going to want to make many, MANY more!

close up of different pairs of rainbow macrame earrings on peach background

You don’t have to stick to rainbow colors either – have fun experimenting with all kinds of pretty color combinations!

Three Assorted Pairs of Wooden Rainbow Macrame Earrings on Peach Background

They’re all so fun!

pastel wooden rainbow macrame earrings on peach background

This pair of pretty pastel macramé earrings uses Pink (from the Amazon set mentioned below), Blush, Baby Pink, Mint, Lavender, and Misty colored Bobbiny cord.

Wooden Rainbow Macrame Earrings on Peach Background
Wooden Rainbow Macrame Earrings on Peach Background

I think this color combination is my most favorite! Cord colors used: Blush, Terracotta, Mustard, Kiwi, Eucalyptus Green, and Teal.

Wooden Rainbow Macrame Earrings on Peach Background

For this fun pair, I used Wild Rose, Baby Pink, Mint, Misty, Jeans, and Lavender macramé cord.

colorful wooden rainbow macrame earrings on white jewelry card on peach background

I’m telling you, you really won’t be able to stop at just one pair! They’re SO much fun to make!

colorful wooden rainbow macrame earrings on white mug on peach background

I also tested a different brand of vibrant macramé cord from Amazon, and it also worked well, though it was a little more challenging to work with since it is thicker (just shy of 3mm). This thicker cord would probably work best with five colors per earring, though I was able to squeeze six colors in with a little effort.

Rainbow macrame earrings on white background with bold black grid lines

The bold colors REALLY pop, though, so if super bright colors are your jam, you might want to check this brand of cord out!

5 pairs of rainbow macrame earrings on white jewelry cards on peach background

No matter which color combination you decide to use, these rainbow macramé earrings are sure to be a HUGE hit!

Rainbow Macrame Earrings with Wood Findings on peach background

Rainbow Earring SVG File

Rainbow Earrings SVG File graphic

To get the Rainbow Earring SVG File, enter your name and email into the form below and click the “Get It Now!” button!

I really hope that you love these rainbow macramé earrings just as much as I do, and I can’t wait to see what you make! Be sure to tag us on social media @hiHomemadeBlog to show us your creations!

Happy crafting!

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    1. I haven’t had a problem with my knots unraveling, but glue sounds like a good idea if your think yours might come undone! 🙂

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