7 Rainbow Loom Patterns to Love

Owl Charm Rainbow Loom BraceletHave you heard about the Rainbow Loom craze? The crafting world has been taken by storm by this jewelry making phenomenon! Kids (and adults) have jumped on this new crafting trend. Rainbow Loom crafts are cool accessories (mostly bracelets) made out of tiny, colorful rubber bands that are usually found on the arms of kids and teens. Go to any craft or toy store, and you are sure to find them!

From necklaces to bracelets to rings, there are so many homemade jewelry making options when it comes to crafting these rubber band jewelry projects. You can even add little charms to your projects, like with this Owl Charm Rainbow Loom Bracelet. You’ll be amazed how stylish some of these rubber band jewelry pieces can be; we love this Chic Chain Rubber Band Jewelry and this Grown-Up Rainbow Loom Bracelet. We are so excited about the Rainbow Loom here at AllFreeJewelryMaking that we have compiled a list of some of our favorite rainbow loom patterns for you to enjoy. With a variety of looms to choose from, including the Rainbow Loom, FunLoom, Cra-Z-Loom, and Wonder Loom, you have so many options to choose from to be a part of this craze. Kids and adults alike will love making these colorful, fun DIY jewelry pieces.

Plus, if you or someone you know loves using a rubber band loom, you’re going to love our new giveaway!  AllFreeJewelryMaking is giving away a copy of Rubber Band Loom Crafts, a book from Leisure Arts, filled with amazing designs for DIY projects that you can make on any rubber band loom. Scroll on down to enter today!


7 Rubber Band Loom PatternsGrown Up Rainbow Loom Bracelet


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Rubber Band Loom Crafts Book

Enter to win a Rubber Band Loom Crafts! If you’re a teacher, parent, or anyone who’s talked to a kid recently, you know that rubber band looms have taken the world by storm!  With this craze, you will need a helpful guide to navigate all the options you have to create with this fun product, and that is where Rubber Band Loom Crafts: Easy Jewelry & More for Girls and Guys! from Leisure Arts comes in. Use this book as a helpful guide for kid-friendly projects to make with this fun jewelry making product. Head on over to our giveaway page and enter to win! You only have until February 3rd, 2014 to enter!



Are you a fan of rainbow loom jewelry?

Somewhere Over the Rainbow: 11 Rainbow Crafts to Sew

Rainbow Crafts to Sew

Dorothy had to go all the way to Oz to find out what was on the other side of the rainbow. Thanks to these awesome projects from AllFreeSewing, you don’t have to go nearly so far.

Rainbow crafts are wonderful year-round projects. They can bring a little bit of light into cold wintery days or send the clouds away during springtime rains. A rainbow is always a smart addition to any project, be it Baby’s First Book or some DIY girls clothes. These are free sewing tutorials (plus a few non-sewing crafts) that will give any project a happy, bright feel!

What’s waiting for you on the sunny side of that rain cloud?

Taste the Rainbow

Rainbow Cupcakes from runwithglitter.blogspot.comThere’s nothing tastier than a rainbow treat!  The great thing about rainbow foods is that they look impressively complicated, but are actually such a breeze to make.  These easy tutorials will show you how to bring a touch of color to your favorite desserts. For example, try this Rainbow Cake Tutorial for your next birthday party! It’s deceptively easy to make and the rainbow layers will be a lovely surprise when you cut out the first slice! Or, if you’d prefer something a little more bite-size, these Rainbow Cupcakes will be a hit at any party. They taste delicious and look so pretty!  And for the guests that aren’t cake-inclined, whip up some complementary Rainbow Jell-O to satisfy the sweet-tooth of every guest.

Dress it Up

Chromatic Scale Vintage Ribbon Skirt

Putting on an outfit with a rainbow theme is bound to improve even your darkest mood. Plus, a rainbow garment can go with anything! You can match this Chromatic Vintage Ribbon Skirt with just about anything and look great. Make your rainbow garment the focus of your outfit or just add a dash of color with this fun Rainbow Braided Headband Tutorial. Better yet, recycle old pillowcases to make a DIY dress! Just follow the steps laid out in the Rainbow Pillowcase Sundress, Part One and Two. Making your own clothes is easy when you know they’re going to bring a smile to your face every time you put them on.


House at the End of the Rainbow

Rainbow Scraps E-Reader Sleeve

There are tons of great rainbow projects for around the house. Adding a bit of rainbow flair to your DIY home decor is a fun, easy way to spice up any room or accessory! From this Rainbow Scraps E-Reader Sleeve to a fun Cross Stitch Cover for your iPhone, you can carry your rainbow around with you … or, leave this beautiful Rainbow Diamonds Mini Quilt over the back of a couch or chair.

Brighten up your bathroom with the Rainbow Bath Towel and your wrist with the Zippered Rainbow Wristlet. Whichever craft you decide to make, you can be sure your finished project will make your house the brightest one on the block.

Rubber Band Loom Crafts GiveawayPLUS! Can’t get enough rainbow crafts? Win a copy of Rubber Band Loom Crafts from Leisure Arts, Inc. to learn how to make the latest DIY jewelry craze: Rainbow Loom bracelets! Enter here to win once a day, every day until December 23rd!

What’s your favorite rainbow food?

Fun Craft Ideas for Kids: Saint Patrick’s Day Crafts

Lucky Leprechaun TreatsWhether your heritage calls for it or not, St. Patrick’s Day is a great holiday to celebrate. And at AllFreeKidsCrafts, we’ll take any chance to deliver you amazingly fun crafts for kids. During this special celebration, rainbows appear without the inevitable storm, luck comes to all who wear green, and leprechauns run about freely distributing gold. That definitely doesn’t sound like something you’d want to miss. Get in the green spirit by crafting rainbows, baking lucky treats, and making shamrock projects galore.

Another way to celebrate the day of green? Green crafting! Make crafts that are environmentally friendly to tip your hat to the Irish.  Even better? Shamrocks that are made from recycled materials or rainbows that reuse items. Here’s to a lucky day full of green and gold!

Rainbow WindcatcherRainbow Crafts for Kids

On St. Patrick’s Day every rainbow leads to a pot of gold. Instead of searching the ends of the earth, bring the rainbow and the gold to you. Craft these colorful pick-me-ups and you’ll be rolling in the gold. I really like the Rainbow Windcatcher as an easy but bright decoration. This beauty is sure to bring in the luck o’ the Irish.

Other Rainbow Crafts for Kids:

Drip Painted Rainbow Pots
Lucky Li’l Rainbow Magnet
Rainbow Brite Pencil Holder
Butterfly Suncatchers


Edible Crafts for KidsLucky Chocolate Hats

When you’re baking for St. Patrick’s Day, every edible craft comes out perfectly thanks to leprechaun sous chefs. There are endless designs for adorable kids’ crafts made from food for St. Patrick’s Day. As a perfect craft to hand out to the whole class, make Lucky Chocolate Hats and your tummy will definitely feel lucky. This treat is almost as good as a pot of gold with a sugar cookie and chocolate in one adorable arrangement. In a close second is the Candy Rainbow and Pot o’ Gold, which is more something you’d make as a centerpiece or to devour yourself. With white chocolate covered marshmallows, sour strips, M&Ms, and gold coins, you won’t back away unsatisfied.

Other Lucky Edible Crafts for Kids:

Shamrock Pretzel Snacks
Leprechaun Hat with Chocolate Coins Craft
Lucky Leprechaun Treats


Shamrock WandShamrockin’ Easy Crafts for Kids

Nothing’s better than an easy breezy craft that the kids can make themselves. Well, aren’t you lucky! You’ll get time to yourself as the kiddos craft the adorable Shamrock Wand. Your little leprechauns will have a blast crafting green and shamrock and rollin’. Arrange a Walnut Shell Treasure Hunt to start a fun family tradition each year for St. Patrick’s Day.

Other Shamrockin’ Easy Crafts for Kids:

Lucky Lass Accessory

Walnut Shell Treasure Hunt

BONUS: Check out AllFreeKidsCrafts’ special collection of 13 Lucky Saint Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids for more luck!

What is your family’s special tradition for Saint Patrick’s Day?

Project of the Day and Giveaway: Bake Me a Cake Crocheted Cupcakes

We’re just about at the end of National Craft Month, but there’s always so much to share! Hopefully you’ve been collecting tons of patterns and getting plenty of great ideas. Be sure to check out posts from earlier this month to make sure you haven’t missed a single moment of the fun!

As a bonus to the fabulous craft tutorials we’ve been featuring, we’ve also been offering prizes each and every day of National Craft Month. If you haven’t been chosen as one of our lucky winners just yet, don’t worry. We still  have plenty of giveaways left so stay tuned to the blog for your chance to win!

It’s Day 29 of National Craft Month so we have a treat for you. It’s a sweet combination of rainbows and cupcakes. The Project of the Day is a colorful crochet pattern from our friends at AllFreeCrochet!


Bake Me a Cake Crocheted Cupcakes

We’ve got cupcakes to share! Bake Me a Cake Crocheted Cupcakes is a delicious pattern. Create a crocheted rainbow of colors with brightly “frosted” treats. Not everybody has time to bake and keep an assortment of scrumptious goodies, but with this free crochet pattern you can always have some cupcakes on hand. Add rainbow sprinkles with shiny bugle beads or embroidered knots. You may not be able to taste this crocheted rainbow, but you’ll certainly enjoy seeing it everyday. Be sure to share the Bake Me a Cake Crocheted Cupcakes with some of your friends because nothing is sweeter than being a generous buddy. And for other fun rainbow patterns, check out Colors of the Rainbow: 11 Crochet Patterns.

We are giving away a prize a day every day here on our FaveCrafts blog for National Craft Month. It is so easy to enter. Just go to our Project of the Day post and comment to enter! You have 31 chances to win and a new special prize each day.


  • Contest open to US and Canada residents 18+
  • One comment/entry per person.
  • Contest closes March 29, 2012 at 11:59p CST.
  • Please answer the question below in order to be entered.
  • Winners will be posted on this blog and notified by email.

Answer this question below in the Comments Section of this post for a chance to be today’s winner:

Who inspired or what inspired you to start crafting?

Link Love: Dress up Your Hair

When you’re having a bad hair day, there’s no better way to remedy the situation than to slap on a cute bow or headband. Some of these would be better for children, but a few could be whipped up quickly for yourself! Check them out:

  1. Tulle Hair Bows from The Polka Dot Umbrella
  2. Angry Bird Hair Bow from My Name is Momma
  3. Heart Hair Clips form Julie’s Blog
  4. Box Fold Felt Flower from iCandy handmade
  5. DIY Bows from i—create for Pink Lemonade
  6. Box Pleat Lace Headband from See Kate Sew
  7. Flapper Headband from Fleece Fun
  8. Korker Bows from From an Igloo
  9. Frayed Rosette Headband from Budget Beautiful DIY for Ucreate

Link Love: Over the Rainbow

I’ve been seeing a ton of rainbow birthday parties online lately–it’s making me wish it were socially acceptable for an adult to throw herself a party like that! With parties come fun crafts, so without further ado, I present you with what is arguably the most colorful link roundup of all time.

  1. Rainbow Yarn Wreath from Real Life, One Day at a Time
  2. Rainbow Wrap Skirt from Aesthetic Nest
  3. Balloon Banner from Design Mom
  4. Rainbow Flower Banner from Little Bit Funky
  5. Scrap Felt Christmas Ornament from Whatever…
  6. Rainbow Cookie Pops from Sew Can Do
  7. DIY Birthday Pinata from The Sweetest Occasion
  8. Rainbow Ruffle Tablecloth from Hip Hooray
  9. Birthday Balloon Wreath from How Does She?