Friday, June 22, 2012

Day 3 of Slam into Summer IIG Blog Hop

I see you made it back again!!!  Thanks for coming back to join me for some more fun!  Hope you are enjoying If It's Groovy's Design Team Slam into Summer Blog Hop

Day 3 still finds it very warm in Indiana . . . However, we did get some very much needed rain today!  Which is a very good thing!  It did not work in my favor though for these pictures I needed to take!

Found this idea on pinterest yesterday and decided it was a must try.  Now, please remember, this was my first attempt and I think I have learned a few lessons along the way but here goes anyway.
I got the idea from  I covered the bottom of an old cake pan with plastic beads.  I then placed into the oven at 400 degrees for about 20-25 minutes until the beads had melted.  Let the pan completely cool and this will pop right out!  Drill a small hole into it, tie some fishing line through and what do you got . . . a quick, super easy suncatcher!

As you can see, I used all the different color beads on this one but the next I plan to do by colors and do some red, white and blues to make for the 4th of July to hang around our deck.  These can be made in any size (I plan to make some from a muffin tin next).  I have also seen where they are made into windchimes and it is my hope to try that also!

These were so easy to make tho that I can't wait to recruit the little men this weekend to help me make more . . . choosing the colors that they want!

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Make sure you check out all these great blogs, pick up some great ideas, leave some lovin' comments and maybe even win a prize!!! Till tomorrow . . . Heather


  1. WOW!! Are these like pony beads?

  2. Cool idea and great for brighting up a rainy day!

  3. This is really cool! I can see a lot of garage sale finds coming my way. These are the beads I always pass up because I have some I never use. LOL!

  4. Very cute! The little ones are gonna love it!

  5. That is uber cool! Must try!!!