My daughter found this adorable recycled suncatcher craft in a recycled craft book and has been begging to make it ever since. We would have done it sooner if I had known it only takes 5 minutes to create and looks great hanging high in trees! My daughter wants to make more in different sizes to hang around our garden. All you need is a plastic bottle and string to hang the suncatcher. Keep reading to learn how to make your own DIY Recycled Suncatcher.
What You Need
- plastic bottle (size doesn’t matter)
Step 1: Cut Bottom
Step 2: Cut Slits in Bottle
Cut approximately half inch slits up to the crease of the plastic bottle. There is no wrong/right way of cutting the slits. It’s your choice of how many swirls you’d like on your suncatcher. The smaller the slits, the more swirls you will have.
Step 3: Fold Swirls
Take the end of a plastic strip and bend it towards the neck of the bottle. It should be outwards, not inwards. Roll 4-6 times and apply pressure while folding. Once you have reached the end of the slit, release and allow to unravel to the swirl.
Step 4: Tie String
Step 5: Hang in Tree
Hang your suncatcher in a tree at least above eye level. Watch it twirl in the wind and reflect the suns rays! It is really pretty to watch from below, so the higher, the better.