Pretty DIY Flower Suncatcher- a fun Spring project!

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Spring is coming!  At our latest stop in Statesville, VA, we enjoyed the scent of beautiful spring flowers.  I love the fresh smell of flowers, and really can’t wait to leave winter behind.

Since I have flowers on the mind, I want to share with you my latest craft project, my Pretty Flower Power Suncatcher!

recycled craft plastic lid sun catcher

Need something fun for the kids to make on spring break?  This project not only is a fun project, but a great way to recycle plastic lids.  This pretty Flower Power Suncatcher adds a ton of color to a room and it is easy enough to keep little hands busy!  

For this project I used:

11 plastic lids (mine are from pringles containers)
1 small plastic disposable bowl
fishing line
Black puff paint
Sharpie permanent pens bright colors
Acrylic paint in bright colors (optional)
Colored glass cabochons
Hot glue
Dremel or pick for punching holes

recycled craft plastic lid sun catcher

Use the black puff paint to draw in the flowers on each of the lids, and onto the sides of the plastic bowl.  Boys don’t want flowers?  They can draw in bees, smiley faces, butterflies…

recycled craft plastic lid sun catcher

Allow the puff paint to dry.  It usually takes a few hours.

recycled craft plastic lid sun catcher

Color in the flowers with colored sharpies.  For more color selections, you can also use watered down acrylic paint (optional)

recycled craft plastic lid sun catcher

For additional weight, hot glue on glass cabochons.

recycled craft plastic lid sun catcher

Color in the plastic bowl flowers.

recycled craft plastic lid sun catcher

Use a dremel or punch to put holes in the side of each of the lids.

recycled craft plastic lid sun catcher

Also add 11 holes evenly spaced inside the rim of the plastic bowl.  Cut lengths of fishing line starting with the shortest and working your way around, adding about 1″ to the length with each one after that.  Knotting fishing line can be difficult, so I chose to hot glue each end into the holes that were drilled into the plastic.  Hot glue dries quickly.

recycled craft plastic lid sun catcher

Work your way all around the plastic bowl, adding an extra inch to each piece of fishing line before gluing in the next flower lid.

recycled craft plastic lid sun catcher

Drill a hole into the bottom of the bowl and attach a loop of fishing line for a hanger.

recycled craft plastic lid sun catcher

And there you have it!  A pretty Flower Power Suncatcher made from recycled lids!  The kids will love this project and you can teach them a bit about recycling at the same time!

 

 

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  • Angie ~ ambient wares March 22, 2017, 3:41 pm

    This is so very cute! Thank you for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday! Pinning to share

  • Jules March 16, 2017, 7:19 am

    I found you via the link party! Your projects caught my eye because it was bright and colourful. Looks very effective 🙂

  • Megin May 15, 2015, 11:25 am

    Thank you for sharing your post recently at Brag About It Link Party on VMG206. I’m hosting a Series in June “30 Days of Summer” and I ‘d love to feature you!
    To participate, please email me your post (with an introduction and link back to your site) at vmg206 at gmail. I hope you join us!
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  • Melissa French, The More With Less Mom April 19, 2015, 10:38 pm

    This is cute, we love craftcycling projects! Thanks for posting. Hello from Munching Mondays.

  • Cathy April 18, 2015, 8:31 pm

    What a fun idea – I love it. It would be so easy for my grand daughter to do. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

  • Samantha K April 17, 2015, 2:56 am

    This is a fun idea to do with the kids this spring! I am a huge floral fan!! #client

  • Swapna April 14, 2015, 7:09 am

    These are so pretty ! Neat idea

  • Karen April 14, 2015, 12:31 am

    It might look prettier if you cut the flowers, or bees etc out first then string them to the top part. Recycling plastic is fun, thanks for the idea.

    • margaret April 14, 2015, 11:19 am

      You don’t have to cut them out. They will just peel off and you can stick them on the window.. If you use a paint brush to apply the colour you will get an amazing effect. Nice idea for kids though. 🙂

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