February 19, 2021
A quick and beautiful DIY for a St. Patrick’s Day rainbow window decoration! Perfect to get older kids’ help with, and is basically guaranteed to bring a smile to everyone who passes your window.
Low Maintenance DIY
When it comes to homemade decor, my priorities are always to make it easy and cute! This post-it window rainbow checks both boxes. All it took was:
- A pack of multi-color Post-Its: I loved the one I grabbed from Amazon, but really as long as you have 4+ colors you could totally make it work
- Some gold: more power to you if you have real gold coins! I found these on Amazon and have had a lot of fun working them into my St. Patrick’s day decor. You could also color, print, or craft your own gold coins to embrace the DIY
- Something for the pot to hold your gold: I usually have empty cereal boxes hanging around the house, so I cut one up and threw some black paint on it… black paper, a painted brown paper bag, would also work!
- Tape that you don’t mind using on your windows
Putting it Together
To assemble your rainbow, layer your colors in rainbow order on your favorite sunny window. I found that layering them so a third of the post-it would be against the glass looked the best! At the end of your rainbow, tape your pot of gold. For mine, I took my painted cereal box and topped it with about a dozen gold coins.
Just a few other thoughts on the assembly process: I found it helpful to lay out my first color all the way down the diagonal. For my rainbow, that was the light pink post-its. This helped me to keep my spacing even! Some of the layers might stick up a bit, or if you have kids with grabby hands (like I do) reinforcing some layers with tape might be wise!
Make it Your Own Rainbow Window
This project was so fun and simple! My 8 year old Ollie totally could re-create this on his own now that he has seen it done. There is, as always, so much room for customization. If you don’t have post-it’s on hand, you could use tissue paper, regular paper, or even streamers! Get creative with your pot, your gold, try adding clouds, or a leprechaun. However you pull it all together, this fun and colorful DIY decor will help your St. Patrick’s day feel special and exciting for you and your family.