Fall Sun Catchers That Are Mind Blowingly Beautiful

Fall is almost upon us and the leaves are just starting to turn. Perfect time to share with you two beautiful sun catchers! These fall sun catcher ideas are perfect for kids to kick off the best season. Both ideas are super cheap and turn out jaw droppingly beautiful. Let’s make gorgeous sun catchers together today!

Fall is the best of all.

I love fall. The feeling in the air. The turning of the leaves. The pumpkin spice and everything nice. Back to school is here. (And if you want the BEST tips to organize and craft for back to school or just to organize home for that piece of life PLEASE read this post!) Football. Hot drinks on cool nights. It’s all wonderful. And leads into all the fun holidays too.

I’m ready for fall FINALLY with some fun crafts like pinecone pumpkins, two super fun fall bucket lists, and sooooo many delicious slow cooker recipes we’re already making now! My absolute favorite to make is soup but that’s because it’s my favorite food. Want 8 totally healthy and delicious slow cooker soups to try this fall? Got ya covered! Here’s 7 more super yummy slow cooker meals for you!

Crafting, Cuddling, Pumpkin Spice… Fall Wins Best Season Hands Down.


Plus in the next two weeks I’ll be coming out with a school lunch roundups for the slump of ideas that’s already taken effect, as well as a slow cooker thanksgiving food roundup! We all totally run out of cooking space on that holiday and if we can make one or three (if you have one of these super cool triple slow cookers)  it’d make the day go so much smoother! So I’ll cover delicious recipes to make almost every dish in the slow cooker for Thanksgiving! Please subscribe to our mailing list to keep up to date with all our workouts, delicious recipes, and fun crafts! Plus you get an exclusive free healthy goals calendar to start the colder months off right!

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We’ve been taking a little time to make some lovely fall crafts to decorate the home and I’d like to share one of my favorites with you. Sun catchers. They are so simple and pretty that they even look lovely when the sun isn’t shining. Both of these styles of sun catchers can easily be made by toddlers, preschool, or school aged kids.

FALL SUN CATCHERS TWO WAYS.

Fall Leaf Sun Catchers

fall sun catchers

Supplies:
-contact paper
-beautiful nature pieces (more flat nature pieces are better)
-embroidery ring

Directions:

1. Take your kiddos on a nature walk. Gather whatever reminds you of fall. (Our pictured sun catcher was designed by my almost two year old with some help from mom. It features some beautiful maple leaves, evergreen huckleberries, sunflower seed shells, and even an unfortunate carpenter ant. Just for some ideas.)

2. Lay out a piece of contact paper at least two inches wider than whichever size embroidery ring your choose and let your kiddo go crazy adding their nature finds onto the paper. We’ve found that having blank spaces between the pieces of nature really help the paper adhere in the next step.

3. Once the art is complete sandwich it between another sheet of contact paper and smooth out the ripples. Sticky sides facing one another.

4. Lay the embroidery ring around your favorite part and trace around it.

5. Cut about 1/2 inch around that. Don’t be afraid to cut more if you’re at all unsure. You can always trim off excess, but you can’t get back the paper once it’s trimmed. Totally ran into that issue with our spring sun catchers!

fall sun catchers
6. Lay the contact paper evenly over the small ring and delicately push the larger ring on top. If it doesn’t seem even tug softly at the edges while the rings are some what together. Once your happy with the placement tighten the rings together.

7. Tie yarn or ribbon around the tightening mechanism and hang in a window or maybe on the patio for a beautiful reminder of the lovely season.

 

Tissue Paper Sun Catchers

fall sun catchers

Supplies:
-contact paper
– tissue paper
-construction paper (optional)
-embroidery ring

Directions:

1. Take at least three colors of tissue paper and tear into (or cut into for a different look) small pieces. 1″ by 1″ tops. If adding in construction paper do the same to these pieces. It’s not necessary but something that’s almost always on hand and really adds another fun element to the mix. During the bright day all the colors show well. But as the sunlight dims the construction paper shows very dark and makes a fun distinction between the two elements.

2. Lay out a piece of contact paper at least two inches wider than whichever size embroidery ring your choose and let your kiddo go crazy adding their tissue and construction paper onto the contact paper. We’ve found that having very minimal blank spaces between some of the pieces of nature really help the paper adhere in the next step.

3. Once the art is complete sandwich it between another sheet of contact paper and smooth out the ripples. Sticky sides facing one another.

4. Lay the embroidery ring around your favorite part and trace around it.

5. Cut about 1/2 inch around that. Don’t be afraid to cut more if you’re at all unsure. You can always trim off excess, but you can’t get back the paper once it’s trimmed. Totally ran into that issue with our spring sun catchers!

6. Lay the contact paper evenly over the small ring and delicately push the larger ring on top. If it doesn’t seem even tug softly at the edges while the rings are some what together. Once your happy with the placement tighten the rings together.

fall sun catchers

7. Tie yarn or ribbon around the tightening mechanism and hang in a window or maybe on the patio for a beautiful reminder of the lovely season.

 

Two beautiful, frugal, fun, easy fall decorations to adorn your home. For even more ideas for how to use the contact paper art and make beautiful displays using canning rings or construction paper instead of an embroidery ring hop on over to our Spring Nature Sun Catchers post.

Please pin this to share the fun with your friends and keep it for next year!

Which sun catcher was your favorite? I honestly like the nature ones better but find the toddlers are entertained longer with the tissue paper type. So they both have a beautiful place in my house!

Want MORE fall awesomeness?

… MORE to come! The next roundup will be back to school lunches next week. For when you feel stuck, or are looking to get creative! What awesome fall food, idea, craft, or workout would you love to see?

Just let me know and it’ll happen soon!

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