I remembered I had seen a picture online of a really pretty sun catcher made from cheap plastic beads, so I gave it a try!
Here is what you need:
- Plastic beads (the pretty clear ones work best)
- metal cake pan / muffin tin / pie pan
- glue gun
- string of some sort
Here are the steps!
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Sort your beads so that you pick out the pretty ones. Or buy a bag of all pretty beads and save yourself the hassle! I am anal and sorted mine by color.
Step 2: Arrange your beads in your METAL cake pan / pie pan / muffin tin. The beads will melt but won't really spread, so you want to cover the entire space so you get a good circle. I used a pie pan and a muffin tin. You want to make sure to use a METAL pan, I wouldn't guarantee that a silicone or glass pan wouldn't stick. Use your imagination in how you organize the beads. I left a few holes (ok, it was an accident!) and that actually gave me a hole to string the circles.
Step 3: Bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Let cool completely. The circles will literally pop right out with a little assistance.
Step 4: Use a hot glue gun (or poke holes if you can - I tried and failed) to attach a string to hang the main circle. Then attach the smaller circles at varying heights with string as well.