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    May 8, 2013

    Melted bead suncatchers - HOME SWEET HOME

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    • Amber Ford Rempel

      Melted bead suncatchers - cheap pony beads, ceramic plates/cake pans, one set of directions says 400 degrees for 20 minutes & another says 350 for 15 (find what works best for your oven)... let them cool completely and when you flip the pan to remove the sun catcher, it should come right out! (they may smell when you bake them!)

    • Rachel Keppel Milligan

      Melted bead suncatchers: craft idea for camp this year -Cheap plastic beads from the craft store melted in a pie pan at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Drill a hole for fishing line to hang when cool.

    • Leigh monkey

      Melted bead suncatchers - HOME SWEET HOME Layer cheap plastic beads in cake pans (no lining required), melt at 205 degrees celcsius for 20 minutes. Let cool & then flip them out. Drill a hole in it to make it a sun catcher ♥

    • Chris Snyder

      Melted bead suncatchers - HOME SWEET HOME .... OK I think we'll give this a shot, the kids will get a kick out of it... the poster says she melted the cheap beads in cheap baking dishes at 400 degrees for around 20 minutes...

    • Kim at

      Melted bead suncatchers - looks really easy and pretty kids-crafts great summer project must try! :: ecrafty

    • Sandra Pfeil

      Melted bead suncatchers - HOME SWEET HOME -- pony beads, 400 degrees for 20 minutes. check often. :)

    • Marilyn Cooper

      Melted bead suncatchers - HOME SWEET HOME diy (these look amazing, AND easy). Cheap plastic beads, thin layer in pan. 400 degrees for about 20 min. When cool just invert, fall right out ...

    • Laura Boyles

      cheap plastic beads, thin layer in pan. 400 degrees for about 20 min. When cool just invert, fall right out Melted bead suncatchers - HOME SWEET HOME

    • Vanessa Thompson

      Melted bead suncatchers - put a layer of plastic beads in bottom of oven safe dish and bake at 400 for 20 minutes or until all beads are melted. Allow to cool completely before turning sun catcher out of dish. Drill holes, string with fishing line, and that's it!

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