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Glass Bead Suncatchers

Glass Bead Suncatcher

Hey there, wonderful friends! I hope you’re having a fantastic weekend filled with joy and creativity. You know me, always on the lookout for fun and EASY crafts to enjoy on the weekends. And with Mother’s Day just around the corner, I have some quick and easy homemade Glass Bead Suncatchers for you to make with the kiddos! Glass Bead Suncatchers are not only easy to make, but are so beautiful hanging in your kitchen window. They’re a perfect gift for the kids to give to mom, grandma……or just a great springtime craft to spend time having fun together. The kids are sure to have a blast making them!

These Glass Gem Suncatchers were always a big hit with my kids. We made them several times and we ended up filming this a few years back, for a Mother’s Day Craft video on my daughter’s You Tube channel, but after the filming was finished, the rest of the kids wanted to make these for their teachers. And of course, I had to get in there and make one for my kitchen window!

They’re not only super quick and easy to make, but you can get most of the supplies from the Dollar Store which makes this a very inexpensive craft! WIN! WIN!

Alright…. let’s dive into the tutorial

Glass Bead Suncatchers

What You’ll Need:

Easy DIY Suncatchers

What to Do:

Step 1:

Start by filling your plastic lid with glue. We went for about ¾ of the way full, but don’t worry – you can always add more if needed once your gems are in place.

Easy DIY Suncatchers

Step 2:

Next, it’s time to get creative! Arrange your glass gems in the glue-filled lid, fitting in as many as you can. The more gems, the merrier! Once they’re all snug in place, add a little extra squeeze of glue on top to fill in any gaps and secure the gems in position.

Easy DIY Suncatchers
Glass Bead Suncatcher

Step 3:

Now comes the hardest part – waiting for your suncatcher to dry! We placed ours in front of a fan to speed up the process, and halfway through the day, I carefully popped the suncatcher out of the lid and flipped it over to ensure the underside dried thoroughly. By the next morning, it was completely dry and ready to hang!

Step 4:

The final step is to poke a small hole in the dried glue with a pair of scissors or the point of a knife, then thread clear fishing line through the hole. Now, you’re ready to hang your creation in a sunny window and enjoy the beautiful play of colors as the sunlight dances through the glass gems.

Glass Bead Suncatcher
Glass Bead Suncatcher
Glass Bead Suncatcher

I would absolutely love to see your creations! Be sure to post a picture of your Glass Gem Suncatchers under the appropriate pin on my Pinterest board. It warms my heart to see the creativity and joy that you all bring to these projects.

I hope you have a wonderful time crafting with your children and creating these stunning suncatchers. They make the perfect Mother’s Day gift, a delightful springtime decoration, or even a thoughtful present for a teacher.

Until next time…..Happy DIYing

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