Homemade Suncatcher Ideas

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June 28, 2016

Whimsical Window SuncatcherWith purse handles, embroidery hoops, or wreath rings, and some beads you can make this light and easy sun catcher.

You don't need any tools or other things to make it complicated. Just string any beads you like. Right now you can get some cute red, white, and blue Mardi Gras beads at the Dollar Tree, 3/1.00. For an extra bit of sparkle, use old gemstones at the center of the beads and really catch that sun!


As you can see, I took off my upper curtain and added some little hanging things instead. It really brightened up the room, and I even get compliments from my neighbors!


Total Time: 10 Minutes

Yield: 1


  • 1 purse ring, embroidery hoop, or wreath form. ($0.00)
  • 5-8 faux pearls, beads, or necklaces of your choice ($0.00)
  • 2 shower curtain rings ($0.00)
Whimsical Window Suncatcher


  1. I just strung the strands onto themselves, lengths of faux pearls onto a purse handle. I used two simple shower curtain rings to hang it with, and voila!!
  2. The longest strand I centered around the top and let it dangle.
Whimsical Window Suncatcher
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November 18, 2008

Paint the stem of glasses with a colored glossy transparent paint. Let dry. Fill 3/4 of glasses with water. Drop desired amount of food coloring into water. Stir. Set on window sill. These reflect all around the room.

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September 28, 2006

I have a craft idea but thought I would run it by you all to see if maybe someone else had already tried it. I do beadwork but keep my broken beads, just in case. I was thinking today that if I put a 1/4" of glue in a clear Pringles lid and let it get tacky, then I could put the broken pieces on the glue. When it dries clear, punch a hole through and hang it like a suncatcher.

Does this sound feasible to anyone or am I jumping out into left field? Any imput would be appreciated.

Tonya from Tyler, Texas


September 28, 20061 found this helpful

Hi Tonya,
I don't know if a pringles lid would be clear enough to catch the sun the way you mentioned. Unless I misunderstand and you intend to remove the lid after the glue is dried. But I'm thinking polyurithane as a clear, more permenant coat to hold it all together. Maybe a pane of glass from a picture frame, or decorate the frame as well. I'm just guessing here, I like the idea, and want to know how it turns out please.


Tina from Lufkin

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September 28, 20060 found this helpful

Tina - Actually the lids on Pringles now are totally clear. Yes, I was thinking of popping it out of the lid. I am concerned about it being sticky being made out of glue. Actually I was thinking about those garden stones that they make out of plaster of paris. I was just thinking of a smaller version.

I actually haven't done this yet. I was just throwing it out there to get some feedback. I guess I do it with the Pringle lid and plaster of paris, huh?

I wish I could post pictures but I don't have a camera. I am looking at getting a digital camera but that is another whole deal, right? LOL


Thanks for your suggestion on the polyurethane.

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September 29, 20060 found this helpful

How about spreading beads and small items in pringles lid in the cover with resin. I was so afraid of using it but it works great just let harden on flat surface. maybe after it hardens you could use small drill to make hole for hanging. Might make neat teachers gifts. Good luck!-Lisa

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By Rosa (Guest Post)
September 29, 20060 found this helpful

I don't work with beads , but sounds like a great idea to me, only way tofind out is to do it ! would make great xmas gifts I would think, I know Iwould like one . :-)

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By tambo (Guest Post)
September 29, 20060 found this helpful

I'd punch a hole first and put something - straw, toothpick, whatever matches the hole size - through it before I glued the beads. Also make sure you role the edges through glue and then beads to make the effect thorough.

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By TonyaG (Guest Post)
September 30, 20060 found this helpful

Lisa - I have never used resin before. Can you, or anyone else here, tell me how it works? Thanks for all the great feedbacks from everyone.


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By Amy (Guest Post)
October 1, 20060 found this helpful

Our kids have made those. They handed them out for Christmas presents a few years ago, and people loved them! We didn't use beads, but did use glitter, which added extra sparkle. Make sure to let the glue dry thoroughly.


Good luck!

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By Dawn (Guest Post)
October 6, 20060 found this helpful

What a great idea!!I am going to try this as soon as i can get my hands on some pringles lids..And maybe small lids from other containers .Good idea!!Thank you for something useful to do during those long winter days when there is nothing else to do.""

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December 13, 20200 found this helpful

I have done a similar project with my grandkids. We used a flexible plastic lid and lined it with clear glue, then laid glass beads on top. We filled the lid the rest of the way to the top with more glue. It takes about 4 or 5 days to completely dry and pops easily out of the lid. Since you are popping it out of the lid, the color of the lid does not matter. It makes a very cute suncatcher.

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June 26, 20210 found this helpful

Using any lid ..that has stop glue..from flowing over the sides are great...when the glue is set..and comes away from the remove the does take hours or days to dry..just pierce the hang...I do them all the time and sell them...Thank you for your time...

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