Inexpensive Glass Gem Sun Catcher

3 Materials
20 Minutes

I have a bunch of dollar store glass gems and wanted to use them. I also wanted to make a valentine gift for each of my kids. This project was easy and fun. You could even let kids make the design of their choice and depending on their age help glue on the glass gems.

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Materials Needed: Frame Dollar store glass gems Clear school glue Hot glue gun Optional - super glue

Steps: 1. Remove backing from picture frame and clean both sides. 2. Hot glue glass onto picture frame to secure it in place. (My picture is taken after the project was complete.)

3. Arrange rocks on the front of the frame on top of the glass to desired look. 4. Glue each rock with clear school glue to the front glass on front of the frame 5. Let dry

6. Optional - pull off hanging brackets from picture back and super glue to frame if you want to hang it.

I used the first letter in each of my kids names so they could be left up in their rooms year around.

I wanted to make a heart for Valentine's Day for myself.

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Suggested materials:
  • Frame
  • Flat glass marbles
  • Clear school glue
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  • Jill Glover Jill Glover on Aug 06, 2019

    How long does it take for the glue to set

  • Linda Myers Linda Myers on Oct 29, 2019

    What do you put on back of frame to make it clear so the gems really show up in the sun

  • Jjqq Jjqq on Jan 06, 2020

    What are the initials for the names? I can make out the C - but what are the others?

    Great idea BTW!

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