Making bead DIY suncatchers into pumpkin fall decor shapes.
Author: Scrappy Geek
Plastic translucent pony beads
Metal pumpkin cookie cutters
Drill fitted with a small drill bit
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F., line a baking sheet with aluminum foil
Place cookie cutters on the aluminum foil and fill each cookie cutter with a single layer of beads.
Place the baking sheet in the oven. Please Note: Be aware that the beads do release plastic smells/fumes as they melt. To avoid the smell, you can use a toaster oven outside. Allow the beads to melt in the oven for 5 to 15 minutes, checking every few minutes. Depending on the type of bead, they may take a shorter or longer period of time to melt. Our beads took 15 minutes to melt.
Once the beads are melted, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool completely on the cookie sheet. After they've cooled, remove them from the cookie cutters by gently pull the sides of the cookie-cutter away from the plastic.
Drill a small hole in the top of the suncatcher for hanging if desired.
Tip: Using a toothpick makes arranging the beads into a single layer easier! If you choose to drill a hole to hang your pumpkins, you can use them as Christmas tree ornaments, too!