How to Make an Easter Cross Suncatcher

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Easter is a time of renewal, a new start. It’s a great opportunity to get creative with fun craft projects. A popular Easter craft is creating a hanging Easter cross suncatcher that can be hung on a window to add some colorful cheer to your home by catching the light. How do you make a Cross Suncatcher? We have a step-by-step guide for you here.

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Materials needed to make a Cross Suncatcher :

There are only 5 ingredients needed to make this Cross Sun Catcher Craft.

Plastic pony beads
Metal or clay cross cookie cutters

Baking pan
Aluminum foil
Drill fitted with 1⁄8 inch drill bit

ingredients need to make a homemade easter cross suncatcher

How to Make a Cross Suncatcher

Note: Please be aware that the beads do release plastic smells/fumes as they melt. To avoid the smell, you can use a toaster oven outside.

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Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Line the baking pan with aluminum foil to protect the pan and make it easier for the ornaments to release from the pan.

melting beads to make a suncatcher cross

Place cookie cutters on aluminum foil in a baking pan. Fill each cookie cutter with a single layer of beads. Use a toothpick or bamboo skewer to arrange the beads.

Carefully put the baking sheet in the oven and melt the beads. The time can vary based on the type of bead. Begin checking at 5 minutes. (My ornaments took 15 minutes to melt.) The ornaments are ready when the beads are melted and the hole in each bead has disappeared.

melting beads to make a suncatcher cross

Remove from oven and allow to cool completely prior to removing from the cookie cutters. To remove the ornaments, gently pull the sides of the cookie cutter away from the ornament.

Use the drill to create a small hole in each ornament for hanging.

What is a Suncatcher?

Suncatchers are pieces of colorful and intricately designed glass that are hung in windows to capture the light.

How to make a Stained Glass cross Suncatcher?

If you wanted to make this simple cross craft look like stained glass, you could add several different colors of beads to the cross before you melt it.

drilling a hole to hang a sun catcher cross

What Culture are Suncatchers from?

Suncatchers have deep cultural roots in Native American history, which makes them even more meaningful for those who choose to display them today. Suncatchers are beautiful decorations that can add color and texture to any room in your home.

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Where do you put suncatchers?

Popular places used to put suncatchers are tree branches, gazebos, porches, and patios.

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Tree Branches
The most obvious place to hang a suncatcher is from a tree branch. This will give the suncatcher plenty of room to move in the wind, catching and reflecting light in all directions. You can also use trees as an anchor point for multiple strands of beaded garlands or mobiles featuring several suncatchers for an even more dramatic effect.

Porches & Patios
A porch or patio provides a perfect spot for hanging suncatchers, especially if there’s no nearby tree available. Porch railings provide ideal spots for hanging single suncatchers, while poles can be used as anchor points for strings of beaded garlands or multiple mobiles featuring several suncatchers each. Your porch or patio furniture can also serve as anchors; just hang your decorations on chairs, tables, planters, and other porch furnishings instead.

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Gazebos & Pergolas
Gazebos and pergolas make excellent backdrops for hanging strings of beaded garlands with multiple mobiles featuring several suncatchers each. The frames provide plenty of room for movement so that the beads and crystals reflect light and color throughout your outdoor space. Since these structures are typically made from wood, it’s important to use one that is weather-resistant so that it won’t warp over time due to exposure to moisture or extreme temperatures.

More Easter Crafts and Printables:

He has Risen Easter Printable Scripture Cards

Free Printable Easter Puns and Dad Jokes

Explaining Easter to a Child using the Jelly Beam Poem

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With just a few simple steps, you’ve created a lovely Easter cross shaped suncatcher decoration craft that’s sure to bring a smile to your face.

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