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Crafty suncatchers, emerging butterflies and an amazing mosaic loo!!

Glittering Shards: Crafty suncatchers, emerging butterflies and an amazing mosaic loo!!

Glittering Shards

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Crafty suncatchers, emerging butterflies and an amazing mosaic loo!!

I like all things glittery and shiny (had you guessed?!) and hanging pretty things in trees just does it for me.

Here's a quick crafty activity I did with the kids the other day - a winner on all fronts as its easy, involves recycling stuff you would normally throw away and you can hang them  in trees and bushes (fairies like them apparently....) so that and they dance around and look verrrry pretty!

Use any old clear plastic tubs (like fruit punnets) that you would otherwise throw away, permanent marker pens, a hole punch and some clear thread for hanging.
I cut the plastic into shapes and we then used permanent marker pens to totally cover the plastic shapes in multi colours. Hole punch them and make a hanging loop with your thread and....voila! Recycled suncatchers in 10 minutes! Having recently done Amelia Critchlow's Experimental Art E-Course, I am quite tempted to do a whole batch and hang them on  trees in the neighbourhood as an experiment in guerilla art!

It was hard to photograph them (the light was shining through them and the wind blowing them around...maybe I should have done a video instead to show you how effective they are) so give them a go and you'll see for yourselves!

I have been indulging my own inner fairy...creating a mosaic of a butterfly (that's her at the top) which is going to be one of five mosaic stepping stones that lead the path from my back door to my studio. She is going to have to wait for a week to get the rest of her wings as we are off on holiday. I hope to do a quick post about our exploits on the beaches of South Wales next week....more land art maybe?

In the meantime, do visit this wonderful blog post by my blog friend, Ivy. It is the most amazing, whimsical, artistic toilet you could ever wish to sit in!

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  • Stopping by from Flying Lessons. What beautiful work you do! I love your idea of guerilla art, too. :) xx Laura

    By Anonymous Laura Otero, at 28 June 2010 at 08:18  

  • Thanks Laura...guerilla art ideas really inspire me too...have a little public project up my sleeve...more soon!

    By Blogger Concetta, at 29 June 2010 at 13:48  

  • stopping by from flying lessons...
    what a cool craft idea! i am having my grandsons weekend after next and this will be fun to do with them...
    your art is gorgeous!

    By Blogger Bev, at 30 June 2010 at 23:05  

  • Thank you Bev...enjoy the craft activity with your grandson!

    By Blogger Concetta, at 8 July 2010 at 09:20  

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