I’m always looking for sweet and memorable gifts to make for Mother’s Day, and this DIY Mother’s Day suncatcher has got to be one of my favorites! It’s relatively easy to make, requires only a few materials, and is small enough to be easily sent through the mail. I promise, your mother is going to love it!
There are so many reasons why this suncatcher makes a great DIY Mother’s Day gift: the tree of life represents motherhood so well, you can add different colored beads for each of her children, it won’t take up space or collect much dust, and most of all – she’ll think of just how loved she is every time the sun shines through!
DIY Mother’s Day Suncatcher Supplies:
- Steampunk Antique Silver Tree Pendant
- Darice 3 x4mm Crystal Rondelle Bead Strands (various colors)
- Darice 34 Gauge Beading Wire
- Darice 2.5 mm Crimp Beads
- Bead Stringing Wire
Step One. Gather supplies. I chose the three colors of mine and my sisters’ birthstones. There are tons of Darice bead options to choose from!
Step Two. Cut an 18″ section of the wire (don’t worry if it’s too short, you can easily add more as you go) and begin wrapping the wire around the branches, stringing beads as you go. The outer sections where you can wrap branch to branch with the bead in the center are the easiest. As you move toward the middle, the space between the branches will lengthen so you’ll have to thread the wire through already strung beads.
Step Three. Continue until all the branches have been covered. Cut an 8″ section of the bead stringing wire, create a loop at the top and secure with crimp bead. Add another crimp bead and three extra crystal beads, thread wire through pennant loop and secure crimp.
Look how pretty it looks in a window with the sun shinning in! Of course, you can customize this gift 100% by only using one color or adding as many as needed. As I mentioned above, it’s small enough that if you don’t live near your mother, you can easily mail this almost-flat gift.
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