25 Rainbow Crafts and Recipes for Pride Month

Celebrate your true colors this June with these rainbow-inspired DIYs, from yummy desserts to kid-friendly art projects to a gorgeous headboard that looks store-bought.

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May 27, 2020

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DIY Rainbow Doormat

Turn a plain doormat into a colorful rainbow arch with this printable template from HGTV Handmade’s Karen Kavett. All you need is outdoor acrylic paint.

Get the How-to: DIY Rainbow Doormat

Pride Pom-Pom Wreath

This plush wreath is guaranteed to brighten your front door. You can craft it with store-bought pom-poms, but making your own is a lot easier than you think. And it’s a great activity for big kids to help with, too.

Get the How-to: How to Make a Rainbow Pom-Pom Wreath

DIY Watercolors

Let your kiddos create their own rainbow art for June with DIY watercolor paint. It’s so easy to make. You probably have all the necessary ingredients in your pantry right now.

Get the How-To: How to Make Your Own Watercolor Paints

Rainbow Layer Cake

This gorgeous rainbow cake looks super chic, and it’s so easy to make! Naked cakes eliminate the fuss of perfect icing, including the symmetry of the layers. Part of the beauty is the rustic design.

Get the Recipe: Naked Rainbow Layer Cake Recipe

Mini Cake Bunting

And for an easy cake topper, use scrap paper to make this cute little bunting. It’s a great alternative if you don’t have cake decorating tools. You could also use it to top other desserts such as a pan of brownies or a trifle.

Get the How-To: How to Make Rainbow Cake Bunting

DIY Earrings

Make your own earrings for Pride month with this super-easy DIY. The design looks just like those trendy boho wall hangings, only shrunk down to accessory size. This is also a great handmade gift idea for wedding parties, birthdays or the holidays.

Get the How-To: DIY Boho Rainbow Earrings

Rainbow Tablescape

We’re a big fan of mismatched china and tableware, and this Pride-themed tablescape from HGTV editor Camille Smith really takes the cake. Each place setting is inspired by one color of the rainbow, from the plates to the napkins. The vintage colored glassware alone is goal-worthy.

Learn More: Love Wins: Wow Guests With a Rainbow-Themed Vintage Table Setting

Veggie Rainbows

Celebrate Pride month with healthy snacking habits for the whole family. Who can resist an adorable veggie rainbow with pepper bands and cauliflower clouds?

Learn More: 11 Kid-Friendly Snack Hacks That Make Healthy Eating Fun

DIY Rainbow Headboard

HGTV Handmade’s Jill Tennant is the queen of DIY dupes and alternatives for the pricey store-bought stuff. This custom headboard is no exception. You’ll never guess what it’s made from: pipe insulation!

Get the How-To: DIY Rainbow Headboard

Rainbow Punch Patch

Needle punch is making a big comeback. Embellish a denim jacket or backpack with a plush little rainbow. You could even make a custom throw pillow or slipcover by covering it with multiple rainbow patches.

Get the How-To: Rainbow Needle Punch Patch

DIY Balloon Arch

Make your own Instagram-worthy photo booth at home with this giant balloon arch. Once you get the twisting technique down, you’ll have this assembled in no time.

Get the How-To: DIY Rainbow Balloon Arch

Rainbow Pancakes

Have Pride brunch at home with this colorful stack. All you have to do is separate your pancake batter into different bowls and add food coloring gel. Top with whipped cream and lots of rainbow sprinkles.

Learn More: Brighten Your Day With These 10 Rainbow-Colored Foods

Statement Wall

Show your pride year-round with this rainbow-striped statement wall. It would be perfect for a new nursery or toddler’s room.

Learn More: Tropical Style in the Suburbs

Rainbow Wall Decal

For something less permanent than painting, this wall decal from Pottery Barn Kids makes just as much of a statement but is easily removable.

Buy It: Pottery Barn Kids, $439.00

Skittled-Infused Granita

Celebrate Pride with your own colorful cocktail. HGTV editor Chelsea Faulkner figured out how to infuse wine with Skittles to create a rainbow of colored vino. But she didn’t stop there. She also hacked a way to create a frozen drink without a slushie maker or blender. Genius.

Get the Recipe: Skittles-Infused Wine Granita

Colorful Quilt

Quilts used to be a way to preserve family heritage and create heirlooms to pass down through generations. They’ve kind of faded away in our craft history, but some makers are bringing them back. This June, why not make your own family pride quilt or make one for someone in the LGBTQ+ community without family to surround them with love. LGBTQ+ youth centers and homeless shelters are great places to donate.

Learn More: Creative Genius: Whitney Crispell of Local Color Quilts

Painted Rocks

Rock painting is back! Though at HGTV, we would argue it never went away. Create rainbow-painted rocks for your porch or patio or use them as plant markers in the garden. Just remember to use outdoor paint.

Learn More: Easy Painted Rock Ideas for Everyone

Wax Paper Rainbow Art

This is a great craft for using those random broken crayons and stubs at the bottom of your kiddo’s art bin. It’s also perfect for displaying in the window if your neighborhood is doing a rainbow hunt. Just spread out bits of crayon between wax paper and then use an iron to melt the shavings into a beautiful rainbow.

Get the How-To: Kids' Craft: Wax Paper Rainbow Art

DIY Neon Sign

Instead of buying a neon sign, make your own! This faux neon lamp is glass-free and uses colorful EL wire instead. It’s a great project for a tween or teen room.

Get the How-To: DIY Rainbow Neon Sign

Embellished Sun Hat

Embellish a plain sun hat from the dollar store with decorative trim. You could also do a simple band with a pom-pom trim. Or tack on tassels to the brim. This is a great project for using remnants and scraps from your sewing basket.

Get the How-To: How to Turn a Plain Wicker Hat Into a Blinged Out Sun Hat

DIY Cord Bracelet

Celebrate Pride outdoors and bug bite-free with this nifty accessory. Not only does this rope bracelet rock a fun rainbow pattern, but it also repels mosquitoes.

Get the How-To: Make All-Natural Mosquito-Repelling Bracelets

Painted Table Runner

Deck out the kitchen or dining room table with a colorful spread for June with this painted table runner. You don’t even need fabric — just a roll of craft paper and some paint. You could also swap out the pride rainbow stripes for the transgender pride flag, non-binary flag or other identity colors.

Get the How-To: How to Paint a Rainbow Table Runner for St. Patrick's Day

DIY Wind Spinner

Add a pop of color to your porch or patio with a DIY wind spinner. This lightweight spinner is made using Perler beads. Yep, those things you melted at summer camp! This also makes a great DIY gift for housewarming parties or first-time homeowners.

Get the How-To: DIY Wind Spinners

Washi Tape Fan

Upgrade a fan for summer by creating a spinning rainbow. All you have to do is wrap each fan with different colored washi tape to create your very own spin art. Just make sure to remind little ones that although it’s pretty, it's not for touching!

Get the How-To: DIY Fan Makeover

Rainbow Bouquet

Create a rainbow bouquet with this magical science experiment. Did you know that you can turn white flowers into different colors by adding food coloring to the water? The stems absorb the colored water and the petals turn that color. It works really well with white carnations or daisies.

Get the How-To: Make Your Own Rainbow Flowers

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