I haven’t done anything crafty in a while and I suppose it was time. My mom found this idea for a Glass Gem Suncatcher on Pinterest and thought we should do it. Here’s what we used:
~Glass Gems (you know, like the little things you’d put in the bottom of of a vase)
~Elmers Glue (we used clear, but I hear you can use the normal kind if you want)
~String / Ribbon (I used fishing wire)
~Plastic Lids (from a butter container, etc.)
This may be one of the easiest and quickest projects every. First you squeeze a ton of glue into the lid. Make sure it coats the entire bottom nicely. Then you arrange the gems. I arranged mine in a pattern because I am OCD like that. L and my mom did theirs in a random pattern. I think I used even more glue when I was done. Just to be sure.
Now wait 2-3 days for it to totally dry. Then peel off the lid and attach your ribbon or string to the suction cup and that’s it, you’re done. You won’t even need to poke a hole to hang it. The glue dried for me with pre-made holes. Such a cute, easy and cheap idea for teachers gifts or just for you own house! And it’s fun for all ages. I did one, my mom did one, L did one and my cousins who are (10 and 13) made them too!