Monday, January 10, 2011

Etceteras: rain drop sun catcher

It’s been raining in my neck of the woods a lot lately. At first it seems refreshing but after awhile I get tired of seeing rain drops on the window. Here’s my solution.

I made a rain drop sun catcher. If it’s raining, I get to look at colorful cheery rain drops. If it’s sunny, the rain drops become a sun catcher.

Here’s how I made this sun catcher.

Materials:
  • A sheet of plastic (the kind that comes on a new toy box or box of stationery)
  • Tissue paper
  • Mod Podge
  • Scissors
  • String
  1. Cover your plastic in Mod Podge and add various colors of tissue paper. 
  2. Let completely dry.
  3. Once dry, Mod Podge over the tissue paper. Let dry.
  4. Cut out the rain drop shapes.
  5. Add a string or thread to each rain drop and hang from your window.

 
Rain or shine, I’m ready.





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13 comments :

  1. What a clever idea! I love it! Thanks for sharing.
    Following from Made By you Monday.
    Love meeting fellow crafty people!
    Cheers!
    Jen
    http://cariboobutterflycrafts.blogspot.com

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  2. very cute! this would be something fun to make in the spring time also!!

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  3. Thank you SO much for sharing this at Paper Issues!!!
    We featured you today!
    http://paperissues.blogspot.com/2011/01/rain-drop-sun-catcher.html

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  4. saw this at Paper Issues...love it. very cool idea.

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  5. I love the color combination of these raindrops. These are very creative

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  6. I love your blog. I did the linking party with Maggie and found you that way.

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  7. So cute and cheerful- much better than regular rain drops! Thanks for sharing at Gettin' Krafty With It!

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  8. I love this idea! Your colors are beautiful - I was first drawn in by them.

    But as I got to thinking about it for one of my windows that looks out on the dreary PNW winter, I decided to use warmer colors to fool myself into thinking the sun is shining!

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  9. Creative! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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  10. How sweet! I love the colors!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  11. LOVE these! I'm posting about them at Dollar Store Crafts tomorrow morning! :)

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  12. I love this! Thinking of making one to hang in front of my grandsons bedroom window.

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