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Flower Sun Catchers

Flower Sun Catchers are so effective when up on the window with sun shining through them. I found that making a number of hearts, which are different sizes look really effective once up on the window. A great way to decorate a window for a special occasion.

Flower Sun Catchers
What do I need to make a Flower Sun Catcher? 
  • Black card
  • Bright coloured tissue paper
  • PVA glue
  • Scissors
How do I make the Flower Sun Catchers?
  • Draw a flower shape outline onto the black card – you want to draw the flower in ‘bubble writing’ so it creates a thick border to the flower when cut out.
  • Roughly cut the coloured tissue paper into squares and rectangles approximately 2cm/3 cm wide and square.
  • Cut out the flower.
  • Now fold the flower in half and cut out the centre of the flower. Avoid firmly pressing the flower in two to make a crease on the flower.
  • Then put PVA around the back of the flower. Now start sticking the tissue paper on the inside of the flower. Over lap the tissue paper.
  • Once you have a layer of tissue paper inside the flower, going round the inner edge of the flower, let it dry. Whilst it’s drying avoid leaving the flower flat down on a surface as it will probably stick to the surface.
  • Once dry use more tissue paper to fill in the remaining space inside the flower. Use the dry tissue paper which is already attached to the flower as the based to connect this latest layer to. Repeat until you fill the complete flower.
  • Now let the heart dry. Trim the edges of the outside of the flower if you have any tissue paper left overlapping the outside.
  • Repeat depending on how many flowers you want to make and remember you can vary the size of the flowers if you wish. 
  • To stick to a window, just place a couple of piece of blue-tac onto the back of the flower sun catcher.

If you are looking for other ideas for celebration decorations or homemade gift ideas why not take a look at Heart Jam TartsHeart Bird Feeders or Chocolate Heart Lollies.

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