We’ve made all kinds of these suncatchers, including:
- plain jane suncatchers
- fairy wands
- shapes within shapes
- & holiday suncatchers!
And I have even more ideas that I can’t wait to try!
To make any of these suncatchers, you’ll need ::
- Translucent plastic pony beads, which are widely available in craft stores and online.
- You’ll also need a metal pan of some sort, whether a cookie sheet (for many of the flat suncatchers), an old muffin tin (for the small round disks), metal cookie cutters (for the fairy wands or shaped ornaments), or a thrift store jelly mold (for the 3D hearts and stars).
- And you’ll need a way to heat and melt the beads. An oven works, but the ideal is to do this outside on a gas grill (as I do) or possibly a toaster oven as the fumes from the melting plastic are not good to breathe.
You’ll find step-by-step instructions and more tips in the posts that are linked below.
7 Ways to Make Melted Bead Suncatchers
If you’re looking for different ways to make suncatchers from plastic pony beads, here our 7 favorites ::
Making Melted Bead Suncatchers (Basic info for getting started)
A Melted Bead Suncatcher Mobile (And how to make shapes)
Have you tried making melted bead suncatchers yet? What is your favorite technique?
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