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DIY: Marble Suncatchers

I spotted this DIY project on the blog Wisdom of the Moon, and was immediately taken with how lovely it looked. Better yet, this is an easy, simple project that only requires a few very inexpensive supplies, and which will hold up for years, even when left outside in the elements.

What You'll Need

  • Fishing Line
  • Flat-backed marbles
  • Masking tape
  • Glass Adhesive

To find how to make it,


Here's how, from Wisdom of the Moon:

  • Measure and cut fishing line to required length(s) being sure to leave enough at the end for attaching to whatever you're going to attach it to (as well as an extra inch or so at the other end for anchoring into the ground).
  • For each pair of marbles, first apply a 2 inch length of masking tape, centered, across the rounded side of one marble (we'll call this marble A).
  • Apply the adhesive (slightly bigger than the size of a pea) to the flat side of marble A.
  • Push the marble A and the second one, marble B, together gently, flat side to flat side. Don't squish so hard that glue comes out the side.
  • Pull marbles apart. At this point the glue should have spread to cover most of the flat surfaces; if not, apply a bit more.
  • Let sit (adhesive side up) for a minute or two.
  • Lay the fishing line over the flat side of marble A where you want the marbles attached.
  • Put marble B, flat side down, on top of marble A, sandwiching the line between the two.
  • Wrap the tape up and over marble B to hold in place while drying, being careful not to let it touch any excess glue.
  • Do this about 50 more times, with the remaining pairs of marbles.
  • Let sit for 24 hours and remove tape.
  • Hang and enjoy!


Join The Conversation
annabelfwlr annabelfwlr 7 years
Oh, I have a great plan for these hanging in my college apartment window!
krichard krichard 8 years
Wow, this is cool. I'm going to do this on the end of my porch using colors that complement my flower beds. Thanks!
bizzybee bizzybee 8 years
I love small decorating projects like this. It adds so much mood and magic to this backyard or - I imagine any space one hangs it in.
tweet-hotpants tweet-hotpants 8 years
so pretty!
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