This is the second part of my Recycled Bottle Flower Sun Catcher post. This time instead of using permanent markers to design the flowers we used colorful tissue paper. I like both ideas! The tissue paper is nice because it is so much more vibrant.
This project has the same beginning steps of my previous post: Cut the bottle in half.
Then cut slits on the cut ends and flare out to create petals.
I like using both parts of the bottle. So keep both to use for variation. You could cut thinner petals, but the tissue would be difficult to apply.
After you cut the bottle, cut some tissue paper squares to fit the bottle. My daughter was being really particular about the pieces fitting perfectly and wanting me to cut them smaller and I told her I could trim the edges after she was done.
You'll need a mixture of 2 parts water to 1 part glue to apply the tissue paper. A paint brush worked really well to glue the pieces down.
Cassie enjoyed choosing the colors and applying the glue and water mixture with a paint brush. First we would apply glue on the bottle, lay down the tissue paper, and then brush over it. Fill the whole flower and let it dry. It doesn't take that long at all!
Lastly, hole punch on the end of one of the petals and add string or yarn. I used clear string this time and I liked that effect when hanging multiple flowers. I think they look stunning! I love the color and light! I think I have done quite a few sun catcher projects---WOW! Who doesn't love Stained glass or a sun catcher? Here are a few that we did: Multi-color
Warm Colors (red, yellow, orange, pink)
Mostly Cool Colors (blue, green, purple)
This last flower is made with a large clear plastic container. I really Love how this turned out! I would like to experiment with more clear types of containers for this project! I tried a more durable container and nearly cut my finger off...ouch! SO.... Please.. Be Careful!
What other clear plastic containers could you experiment with to create recycled flower sun catchers?
The possibilities are endless!!!
I've been examining containers to see the possibilities...
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