Easy DIY Sun Catchers


You will be surprised at how simple this sun catcher project is! In fact, it is a great project for the kids! Even small children will be entertained for an afternoon and the results are just beautiful!
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I used assorted colored glass cabochons (I found mine at Walmart in the floral section).
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I saved most of my lids from butter and yogurt containers for this project. To begin, simply pour some clear glue into the lid and spread throughout the whole lid.
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Place the glass cabochons into the glue, filling the lid with color in any design or pattern you like. Finish by adding more glue on top of the glass.
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Set them aside to dry. It will take about two days for them to dry enough to do anything with. At that point, peel them out of the plastic lids, turn them over and give them a few more hours to dry out completely. Use scissors to punch a hole through the glue in the top center of the sun catcher. String fishing line through the hole and hang in the nearest window. EDITED: The glue used in this project is Elmers water soluable school glue. It will not hold up in the rain. This project is not meant for outdoors! It will do well in a sunny window inside however. It was meant as a kids craft which is why I used that type of glue. If you want something for outdoors, you could possibly upgrade to a different type of glue. See the link below for lots more fun projects!
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Hang them from a window using suction cups, and they will brighten up your room.

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  • Terri oleary
    on Jan 17, 2019

    Can we use School glue

  • Joanne Hallis
    on Apr 22, 2019

    What other glue can you use to make it useable outside? I love the idea and want to put it out side.

    • Tracy Simpson
      20 minutes ago

      You could try gluing them to a round (or whatever shape) piece of clear plexiglass using the glue adhesive E6000. Walmart, Lowe's, Hobby Lobby, and others carry 3 oz. tubes of it for best pricing. Do not look in the craft section, rather go to Hardware section near other adhesives like Gorilla glue.

  • Patricia
    on May 19, 2019

    Could you use tackyglue


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  • Ann Westbrook
    on May 13, 2019

    Yes I’d like to try this most definitely! I would really like to cover my whole breezeway glass doors and illuminate the curtains! I’ll have to think on that because of the whole length and width of the door

    • Lisa Carbo Buffalo
      on Jul 1, 2019

      I don’t know if this will work or not but... I thought maybe you could have plexiglass cut to fit over your glass. I would have 1/4 round (or 1/2 round?) that could be used as a frame that can be screwed securely to the wood around your glass in your door to hold your decorated plexiglass. Or it may be possible use mirror clips to secure the plexiglass to your door.

      I can see this in my mind but I don’t know if I’m explaining this in a way that makes sense to anyone else. Sorry...


  • Penny Tullis
    40 minutes ago

    Did this and had fun. Used a piece of a straw to make a hole for the string. We were camping at the time and used shells stones and sand to decorate the suncatchers. The grandkids had a blast.

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