The beautiful colors of stain glass windows are captivating to all. And if you are a looking for a way to catch the sun’s rays in your own home without the owning a stain glass window, you can follow this step by step direction guide to creating your own sun catcher. What this sun catcher will do is catch the light of the sun and dance it off the colors of your sun catcher to make for beautiful prisms of light sweeping across your yard or home.
To begin, you will need to gather the materials necessary for creating your sun catcher. First, you will need colored glass or colored hard plastics, hot glue and cookie cutters. This sun catcher is going to be a flat, not like a crystal prism, and when it’s finished you can tie or glue a string to one end to hang it from a window or a tree outside.
First, you need to break the pieces of the colored glass or hard plastic, so for this you might want to invest in some safety goggles. You can break down the colored glass or hard plastic with a hammer, so be sure that you are in a safe environment where no one will get hurt while you are breaking off these pieces. Also, be careful to clean up tiny pieces of glass or hard plastic so they won’t injure anyone.
Once you have broken down the pieces of your colored glass or hard plastic, take a cookie cutter of your choice such as a heart or a star and begin to place, piece by piece the different colors of glass or hard plastic. Glue the ends of each piece to one another, but not to the cookie cutter, this way the cookie cutter will slide off easily and you can use it again. If you want to truly catch the sun in this sun catcher, you might want to think about purchasing more than one color of hard plastic or colored glass so that you can alternate between colors.
If you choose, you don’t have to use a cookie cutter, you can buy smaller pieces of colored glass or hard plastic pieces and then glue them with a hot glue gun to create your own shape. This will also eliminate the need to have to break the glass or hard plastic pieces.
Once you have glued each colored glass or hard plastic piece to fill your cookie cutter, you can remove the cookie cutter. Allow your sun catcher to dry for a few moments before adding your string. Keep in mind, that anytime you are breaking glass, you are at risk of being injured, take extra care that the manner in which you break your glass is going to be in an isolated environment where there is minimal chance of injury. Be sure to protect your eyes and hands.
Hang your sun catcher in front of an open window or outside in a garden and see how beautiful the sun will catch the colors of your catcher.