Sun Catcher Vases

Posted on Apr 4 2014 - 1:00am by Ashley
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We are so anxious for some warm weather around here that we decided to start preparing by making these Hanging Sun Catcher Vases! These will be adorable hanging in the playhouse for the girls to stick their dandelions or violets in once they start blooming and I don’t have to worry about them breaking! 
To start with we needed some plastic water bottles, scissors, yarn, hole punch, large eye needle, and squirtable sun catcher paint (ours was kindly provided by


Using scissors, I cut the bottle tops off; actually I cut below the label because the girls don’t tend to pick overly long stems. Then I punched holes around the top on the vase.

Using the large eye needle and yarn, I had the girls loop yarn through the holes all the way around several times to cover up any rough or sharp edges. I also used the yarn to make a loop to hang the vase. You might use twine or even decorative duct tape if you don’t want to worry about them getting wet. Although it would also be really easy to make new ones!


After that I turned the girls loose with the sun catcher paint. They dripped the paint on the outside of the bottles until they were content with the look of the vase.

Then we allowed them to dry making sure to move them every so often, so they don’t stick to the papers under them. If you have a place to do it, you could allow them to dry while hanging as well.

Once dry you can hang them wherever you like! For now our Sun Catcher Vases will hang in the girl’s windows, but I can’t wait to see them outside!


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Ashley is classic strong-willed child, she fulfilled her lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian in 2005 only to realize a new dream had formed, having a family with her husband (another strong-willed child). After much heartache, they were blessed with 2 daughters and a son, who are all proving to be just as spirited as their parents! Though she is still working part-time, she fills her days off with fun activities and lots of learning with her three kids. And this is where her blog Life with Moore Babies comes in; it is where she documents the activities they do and the places they go in hopes that someone might be inspired to do some “fun learning” with their kids.

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  1. siayla April 4, 2014 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    Love these :) Popping in from sun scholars and I shared this idea at

    • LifeMooreBabies April 7, 2014 at 4:47 am - Reply

      Thanks for sharing! We were really happy with how they turned out too!

  2. tiffiny223 April 5, 2014 at 10:53 am - Reply

    This looks like a fun activity to welcome the (hopefully) sunnier days.

    • LifeMooreBabies April 7, 2014 at 4:47 am - Reply

      They had a great time, and now we are waiting on the sun! Hope yours shows up soon too!

  3. Nici April 11, 2014 at 7:01 pm - Reply

    This is so sweet! What a perfect gift for moms! Thanks so much for sharing at our All Things Thursday Blog Hop!

  4. Stir the wonder April 13, 2014 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    These are adorable Ashley! Thanks for linking up at the Hands-On Play Party! Hope to see you again next week!

  5. Alisha April 21, 2014 at 6:02 am - Reply

    These are so cute and such a great gift idea! Thanks for sharing on Makeovers & Motherhood's Welcome Party Wednesday Link-Up! Pinned.

  6. Cassi May 5, 2014 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    This came out so pretty! I'll be featuring it in a round-up of gifts kids can make for Mother's Day on The Crafty Crow :)

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