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Pony Bead Suncatchers

Colorful Design

overview

we made these sturdy, sparkly sun catchers from pony beads in clear, glitter and color. throw in a few letter beads for a fun addition.

30 minutes

maker checklist

  • old muffin pan or disposable tins
  • old tart pan or disposable tins
  • clear pony beads
  • beading cord or colorful string
  • grommets or small drill

instructions

1

pre-heat oven to 400. if you are using individual tins, set them on a sheet pan.

select the colors and beads you want to use.

tip!

letter beads work great with this project too! they keep their shape so you can add initials or a fun word.

2

sprinkle a mix of clear and colorful pony beads into the tins. the beads should cover the bottom evenly. too few beads will leave holes or create amoeba-like shapes (not a bad thing!) and too many beads will cause some “creep” up the sides of the tin. 

note: if you are using grommets – set them in at this stage.

3

place in the oven for about 20 minutes or until the beads are completely melted.

note: make sure to allow for extra airflow; open the windows or set up a small fan.

4

remove and let them cool completely

5

pop the discs from the tins and admire the beautiful discs you’ve created! if you are using a drill to make holes – drill at this stage. make sure to set the discs on old cardboard to protect the surface beneath when you drill.

6

string together, adding more beads if you like, then hang or give!