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With 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
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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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.
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
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.
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
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 . :-)
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.
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.
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.
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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