We've been making these gorgeous sun catchers this week from spring flowers and leaves collected from the garden. As the sun hits the petals and leaves they look beautiful and translucent. You'll find you can't stop at one, so they make nice little gifts.
Spring flowers and new soft leaves work best. Blossom, pansy and daisies work well along with herbs such as Italian parsley and mint. Anything you find in garden, even weeds can look pretty. Part of the fun is in the hunting and collecting.
Carefully pull the leaves off the branch and collect them into a bowl. Do the same with the petals but take time to inspect the flowers and how they are made up of different parts, shapes and colours. It's quite fascinating.
Cut two pieces of sticky contact and place the leaves and petals onto the first piece. Place the second piece of contact on top ~ it's like making a sandwich.
Use a piece of firm cardboard to cut a frame and staple the 'sandwich' in behind the frame. Use a hole punch and string it up with a piece of wool or string.