Sunday, January 23, 2011

Heart Sun Catchers & A Heart Hot Pad

I started making some sun catchers a few days ago.  First you need white school glue, some plastic lids (mine are Pringles lids), and glitter and/or sequins.  I found some cute heart sequins and used those.  Then you fill the lids with white glue and add your glitter and sequins to it.  Let it dry completely.  Mine took about 4 or 5 days to dry.  Then pop them out of the lids.
My little experiment was to see if they would work with a die cut.
It worked.  So I die cut hearts out of all 6 disks that I had made.
I am saving the circle ones for when inspiration hits.
It was night when I made them, but you can see that the light does come through them.
Then I just punched holes in the top and bottom of the hearts, added pink string, and hung them up.
Now I have sparkly Valentine's sun catchers for my home, and it did not cost me anything.
I also made another crochet heart hot pad using 2 strands of red acrylic yarn.  


  1. The hearts are very clever - nice idea.

  2. Love this! very cute idea.
    you should link up to my party :)

  3. Do you like using acrylic for your hot pads? I've shied away from acrylic for hot pads because I was fearful they would melt .. would love your opinion on that!

  4. Hi Tara, I prefer using cotton and tarn (t-shirt yarn) for hot pads. However I have had no problems with acrylic ones. I don't set super hot things on top of them, and I don't use them for removing items from the oven (like an oven mitt). So as long as you are careful with how hot of an item you set on top of it, then it shouldn't be a problem. What usually happens with me is that I just don't feel like making more dishes to clean;so, I will set a pot of food on the table instead. The pot itself has usually cooled down enough by the time I put it on the table.

  5. So cute, and so simple. Love this project!