These easy DIY sea glass suncatchers are GORGEOUS! I’m in love with the fire and ice look that my daughter created.
Aren’t they amazing!?
They look beautiful in any light… But they are magical when the sun hits them.
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Easy DIY Sea Glass Suncatchers
This is an easy craft for both kids and adults. Young children will need assistance making these while older children will easily be able to make them on their own.
I helped my 3-year-old daughter started and finish each of these suncatchers. She strung all of the beads, while I added the pendant and tied them off. I think she did beautiful work, don’t you?
Making these easy DIY sea glass suncatchers is a fun way for kids to develop the fine motor muscles in the hand necessary for writing and more detailed handwork projects. Exercising the fine motor muscles in the hand is also beneficial for adults, especially the elderly.
Easy DIY Sea Glass Suncatchers: Materials
- Monofilament Fishing Line, 30-Lb.
- Blue (Ocean Wave) Sea Glass Beads
- Red/orange (Burning Sun) Sea Glass Beads
- Aqua Blue Sea Glass Pendants (Optional–the sets above usually include a few pendants. Order these if you want extras.)
- Crimp Tube Beads
- Bead Crimper Pliers (An inexpensive and super easy tool.)
Easy DIY Sea Glass Suncatchers: Tutorial
1. Cut a section of monofilament line about twice and long as you will need. Make it as long or as short as you would like.
2. Place crimp tube/bead on one end of the line. Next place the sea glass pendant on the monofilament line.
3. Tuck the short end of the monofilament line into the crimp tube next to the long end of the monofilament line. Push the crimp tube towards the heart to make a small loop.
4. Use crimping pliers to squeeze crimp tube shut around both pieces of monofilament line. This will hold the pendant in place. Trim off the excess line from the short side if needed.
5. String the sea glass beads onto the long end of the monofilament line. There many ways to do this. You can put them on randomly, or you can make a pattern in any color combination that you like. You can use only the blue (ocean wave) sea glass beads or only the red/orange (burning sun) sea glass beads or use a combination of both like my 3-year-old daughter did.
6. To finish, place a crimp bead on the monofilament line. Create a loop to hang by tucking the other end of the monofilament line into it. Use crimping pliers to close the crimp bead shut and lock the sea glass beads into place. Hang on a small nail or push pin.
This easy DIY sea glass suncatcher is a fun craft for both kids and adults. They add a splash of color to any view and make wonderful gifts for Christmas, birthdays, or any other occasion.
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