DIY Paper Suncatchers

May 4, 2015Allison Murray
Pretty up your windows on the cheap with paper sun catchers. Tons of fun to make and you can get the littles involved!

Pretty up your windows on the cheap with paper sun catchers. Tons of fun to make and you can get the littles involved!

One day I got bored. Bored with the work I was supposed to be doing, bored with the weather and bored of being stuck inside. And it’s not like I wanted to clean or do anything beneficial to the state of my home so I started looking around my craft stash.

There I saw a package of tissue paper I had gotten from the dollar store and never used, probably because I forgot why I bought it in the first place. I do this all of the time. I just found 10 pieces of leather in all sorts sizes and colors and I have absolutely NO clue why I would accumulate so much of it!

Trying to think of a use for my $1.00 already spent I decided to make some pretty flower suncatchers to brighten up my space and cure my absolutely ridiculous case of boredom!

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Pretty up your windows on the cheap with paper sun catchers. Tons of fun to make and you can get the littles involved!

For this project you will need:

Pretty up your windows on the cheap with paper sun catchers. Tons of fun to make and you can get the littles involved!

Draw with your glue stick along the backside of the areas you want to “fill in” first. Apply a piece of tissue paper and press smooth. Allow to dry about a minute or two but no longer or you’ll have a hard time removing the excess tissue paper.

Pretty up your windows on the cheap with paper sun catchers. Tons of fun to make and you can get the littles involved!

Using a sharp X-acto knife trace the shapes you just filled in pressing enough to cut through the tissue paper but not the card stock outline. Gently peel away the extra tissue paper. Continue until the entire shape is colored in.

Pretty up your windows on the cheap with paper sun catchers. Tons of fun to make and you can get the littles involved!

Take your duplicate shape and glue to the backside so both the side facing inside your home and out towards the street are equally stunning!

Pretty up your windows on the cheap with paper sun catchers. Tons of fun to make and you can get the littles involved!

Spray one side with repositionable adhesiv.

Pretty up your windows on the cheap with paper sun catchers. Tons of fun to make and you can get the littles involved!

And start sticking them to a window!

Pretty up your windows on the cheap with paper sun catchers. Tons of fun to make and you can get the littles involved!

You can move things around to get just the look you want since the adhesive is repositionable. The better glue you use to put them together the more times you’ll be able to move them. I used school glue and it did great but my suncatchers only survived 3-4 moves.

And now a gloomy day is that much brighter!

Pretty up your windows on the cheap with paper sun catchers. Tons of fun to make and you can get the littles involved!

Comments (1)

  • Mike

    May 4, 2015 at 7:24 PM

    Wow Allison! These are gorgeous! So colorful! It sort of reminds me of one of the coloring books that I used to have as a child with the really thick lines to help me learn how to color. I always had such trouble staying in the lines, hahaha!
    Thanks for sharing! You just brightened my day with your post!

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