Rainbow Gumball Necklace

I’m over the rainbow excited to share today’s project with you, a Rainbow Gumball Necklace!  This simple little project makes me smile, but then again I imagine that it would be very difficult to be wearing a colorful gumball necklace and not be happy.  These colorful necklaces are great for St. Patrick’s Day gifts and would also make darling party favors for rainbow themed parties too.

Rainbow Gumball Necklace Tutorial

I have always loved these gumball necklaces and have wanted a reason to make them for quite sometime.  St. Patrick’s Day seemed like the perfect occasion. There are lots of great step by step tutorials out there for making a gumball necklace, I adapted the tutorial from Rebekah at A Blissful Nest to make mine.

St Patricks Day Rainbow Gumball Necklace

I started by drilling holes with my husbands drill (I sterilized the 3/32″ drill bit first) in my gumballs from Sweetworks.

Drill Holes in Gumball for Necklace

Next, I threaded my gold ribbon through a large needle.

Gumball Necklace Thread Needle

I carefully strung each gumball on the ribbon and tied a knot after each one to hold them in place.

Gumball Necklace Knots

Tie the ends of your ribbon to create your necklace.

Rainbow Gumball Necklace

My daughter wanted to give these cheerful necklaces to friends so I made an “I’m over the Rainbow that we’re friends” favor tag so we could give them as St. Patrick’s Day gifts.

Over the Rainbow Favor Tag

I found these gold gift boxes at Target and they were perfect to hold the necklaces.  I tied them up with some tulle and rainbow colored twine and attached the sweet little tag.

Rainbow Gumball Necklace Favor

You can download the free “I’m over the Rainbow that we’re friends” tags here.  Some other gift ideas for the favor tags include, Rainbow Push Up Pops, Rainbow Gumball Tubes, or simply fill a favor bag with Skittles and add the tag for a little extra fun!

Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind www.gigglesgalore.net. With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.

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  1. This is super cute- my 7yr old would love it!

  2. cute! My daughter is having a “rainbow” party this year, so I will pin this & save it for an idea to possibly try! Thanks so much.

  3. Super cute. By the way, there’s no link to download the tag. Just letting you know. Thanks!

  4. That’s so much fun!!! I love it!

  5. So fun! This would be perfect for my niece.

  6. This is too cute! I know that my 7 year old daughter would adore it! I’ll have to make one with her sometime soon! It would make a really fun birthday party activity.

    I included it in a post I did with my favorite rainbow crafts, DIY projects and recipes! I’d love for you to take a peek and share if you think you’re audience would be interested in it.


    Best Wishes,


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