Come summer and the craze for pretty Suncatchers heighten as you would love to place them near the window to capture the dazzling sunlight which falls on your pane. You can make them with a wide variety of things like glass, stained glass, beads, or even tissue paper, paper plates or coffee filter paper. Decorating it with sparkle, beads and other things enhances its charm further. Check out the exciting tutorials to make a suncatcher of your own at home.
The metal hoop forms the base of the suncatcher while the colorful beads and sequins enhance its charm to the fullest.
If you want to put up the suncatcher decoration on the occasion of Christmas, then you could put Santa’s picture inside the frame.
You could teach the pre-schoolers about nature’s flora by including different kinds of leaves, flowers and even grasses inside the paper plate.
Give your kids to paint the designs as per their choice. Rubbing vegetable oil over the color would increase its transparency.
Colorful glass gems held together with glue makes for an amazing suncatcher.
The tissue papers, and colorful feathers, embedded within the embroidery hoop gives the suncatcher a fabulous appearance.
The splashed colors would make the suncatcher look even brighter when placed near the source of sunlight.
Melting the beads for a long time would give your suncatcher a flattened appearance. Hang them from colorful ribbons or even a twine for an earthy or rustic look.
Instead of tissue paper, construction or coffee filter paper may even be used.
If planning to make this on the occasion of Valentine’s Day then replace the rainbow with red tissue paper.
When kept near the window, the light would directly fall on the crystals, creating a sparkling effect.
Following the cues in the given tutorial, you could make other kinds of birds to like the cardinal or parrot.
For kids with sensory issues, this craft made with contact paper would be less messy and also good in improving motor skills. Hanging the bulb-shaped suncatcher by the window would give the impression of Christmas lights being put up.
While melting the beads, make sure that your room is well ventilated and children, as well as pets, are away from the sight to prevent the inhalation of toxic fumes.
The addition of glitters makes the suncatcher look all the more gorgeous.
During Christmas, you could capture the theme of the Tree of Life in your suncatcher.
The use of black glue, (made by mixing black acrylic paint with white glue), in outlining the unicorn would give it a distinct appearance.
This cross suncatcher tutorial made with molten crayons is indeed a unique idea for home decoration during Easter.
Gluing the center of each of the sunflowers helps in giving them a 3D look.
This ice suncatcher would indeed be a cool craft during winters.
The mason jar lids, colorful ribbons, and pipe cleaners all give the suncatcher a delightful look.
You could take small mason jar lids, wrap them in white and black construction paper, and make them appear like a moon.
The pumpkin, witch and bat all gives the suncatcher a perfect Halloween look.
The burnt out light bulbs colored, designed intricately and then decorated with glitter and beads perfectly look like hot air balloons.
Crayon shavings shaped into teardrops make this suncatcher look simply amazing.
Decorate the center with sparkles and glitters for a spectacular feel.
You could even use white tissue paper to give the snowflake a unique look.
The turkey suncatcher would be apt for a Thanksgiving decoration.
Decorate the eggs with glitters and sparkles for an enticing effect.
If you have a spacious garden then hanging many such big suncatcher flowers would usher in the spirit of spring.
By opting for readymade suncatcher shapes you can make frogs, cats, dogs, a whole lot of animals, birds as well as many other things.
With a whole lot of interesting suncatcher craft ideas at hand, you would definitely have a whale of a time in summer and spring in designing your household.
Published on April 24th 2019 by Miranda Gibbs