Monday, January 26, 2009

How to make a Valentine's Day Sun Catcher

This Valentine's Day Sun Catcher is made from a recycled Pringles Chip can lid. You can recycle any red tissue paper left over from Christmas also. If you have never used decoupage, here is a link to:

Decoupage for Beginners

-washed a dried plastic Pringles Chip Can Lid
-pink and red tissue paper scraps
-foam brush, small
-versa-tool to melt a hole for hanger
-small suction cup hanger

STEP 1: With the heated tip of your versa-tool, melt a tiny hole in the rim for the suction cup hanger to fit through. Let cool.

STEP 2: Cut your tissue paper scraps into small pieces.

STEP 3: Brush a thin coat of decoupage onto the inside of the plastic lid.

STEP 4: Lay your tissue paper on the decoupage, one at a time, covering each with a second thin coate of decoupage, carefully. Use the non-bristle end of your brush to gently push the tissue paper into the sides.

STEP 5: Let dry. Brush a second thin coat onto your tissue paper if needed. Let dry.

STEP 6: Insert your suction cup hook into the hole you made earlier and hang in a bright window.

TIPS: This is a fun craft that parents and children can work on together. You can also glue thin ribbon around the rim of the lid, tie in a knot, and tie again leaving a hanger for the sun catcher.



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1 comment:

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