Cover your work surface with newspaper or paper towel to protect it as you work.
If you want your sun catcher to be more colorful, you can paint the mason jar ring before beginning. Be sure to allow plenty of time for it to dry before putting your sun catcher together.
Color the template provided with watercolor paints or markers. You can also use pages from a favorite coloring book or draw and color something freehand. You’ll want to be sure to trim the art to size of your mason jar ring.
Once you’ve colored your art, carefully dip a cotton ball in olive oil and apply the oil to your paper. The oil will make the colored artwork become almost translucent and will allow the sun to shine through really well. The oil shouldn’t hurt your art but it’s always a good idea to check a small area first. Wipe off any excess oil with a dry cotton ball or paper towel. Set aside your art to dry.
Wrap ribbon around the outside of the mason jar ring and tie a knot at the top to secure it in place. Be sure to leave enough to use for hanging your sun catcher craft.
Carefully add a few beads of glue around the inside of your mason jar ring. Place your artwork inside the colored side facing out.
Hang your finished sun catcher in a window that gets plenty of sun and enjoy! They add a lot of color and character to a room. They can be done in colors that match current décor or in bright seasonal colors. You can even switch out the artwork in your sun catcher to celebrate each holiday of the year!