AN artist has created a rainbow-themed moon-catcher to raise money for NHS charities.

Rebecca Vamillar creates stunning dream-catchers and moon-catchers, both heavily featured on her Instagram Vanir Creations.

With over 30,000 followers on the social media platform, the 34-year-old from Darwen knew she had to do something to help the NHS during the pandemic.

She said: “I know a lot of people are doing things and I thought about what I could do to help. I thought about making something to raise awareness

“Every single penny I make from it will go to charity.

“I have been seeing the rainbows in windows and everywhere, so I really wanted to contribute in my own way.”

It took her seven hours to make a rainbow-themed moon-catcher, working on the design itself before using dye to colour the threads.

Mrs Vamillar said: “I am not a nurse or another frontline worker, but I can make something creative and use my talent to help them.

“I have never made a moon-catcher like this before and this is the first one I have done using five different dyes.

“I want to be able to give as much as possible to the NHS. It has done well so far and of course I’d love to be able to raise more money.”

The bid for the moon-catcher starts at £200.

She said: “Not everyone wants a massive rainbow in their home but they’ve not seen anything like this before.”

The artist has also made a Facebook page for other creative handmade businesses to join and sell their own crafts with parts of the proceeds or all going to NHS charities.

She said: “I wanted to raise awareness and get other people like myself involved in offering people a handmade product with the money going to a good cause.”

Despite many small businesses struggling, Vanir Creations continues to thrive.

In January, Etsy started to heavily promote her page and now she is extremely busy with orders.

She said: “My online shop has blown up to the point where I can just about keep up."

To bid for the moon-catcher search Vanir Creations on Instagram or Facebook.