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Sea Glass Sun Catchers - How to Tutorial

Worn by waves, recycled by the sea, sea glass is a product of both nature and man. These beautiful Earth suncatchers are a special way of reusing sea glass to spread light and colour into your home.

Suncatchers have been used by many to bring good Feng Shui into the home or workplace.

Suncatchers take the positive energy of the sun and energize the area by spreading that light around in the form of rainbows and flecks of light.


Suncatchers can be made with a variety of materials like

I recently did a tutorial with pressed flowers here.

Mother of Grom - Sea Glass Sun Catchers
Sea Glass Sun Catchers - Mother Of Grom

With Earth Day coming up I wanted to make a suncatcher with my children using reused materials, and sea glass, and the amazing colours we've found seemed like the perfect choice - Especially the greens and blues to make a planet Earth!


Worn by waves, recycled by the sea, sea glass is a product of both nature and man. 

Seaglass is glass discarded into the sea, larger glass pieces shatter, break, and are then tumbled, tossed around by the waves, weathered by saltwater and friction with other materials in the sea until they obtain a glassy, etched and unique appearance. Our favourite way to spend Sundays is to go for a beach walk and have a sea glass competition of who can collect the most. It's now led to about 30 jam jars full, so this is a welcomed activity! If you are unable to get to the beach, or your local beach doesn't wash any up (it can be hit and miss sometimes) you can buy some online here.

What you'll need

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Mother of Grom - Sea Glass Sun Catchers

Method

  • Pour your Clear PVA Glue 2/3 into your circular lid 
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Mother of Grom - Sea Glass Sun Catchers

  • Add in your coloured sea glass to create your 'Earth'. Pop aside and leave to dry for 48 hour
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Mother of Grom - Sea Glass Sun Catchers
  • Once dried, pop out your moulded PVA glue and sea glass circle and pierce a hole at the top ready to thread through your string.

  • Hang in your window and wait for those beautiful rays of the sun to light them up.
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Mother of Grom - Sea Glass Sun Catchers

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