January was such a gloomy month here and it’s always a delight when the sun comes out and hits the suncatcher on my window, making rainbows on all the walls. If you’d like more rainbows in your life, here’s some kawaii shopping picks and DIYs.
Japanese brand Kawada have made these pretty Miffy Kumi-tera stained glass paper craft kits with 6 different colours and flowers to choose from. Assemble the pieces, pop them in front of a window and they’ll let the light through for a bit of extra colour. Plaza Japan (JP) have them all in stock for under £10 each.
I was so happy to see that Bel’s Art World (UK) has added a range of suncatchers as they’re perfect for Belinda’s cute illustrations. This happy bao would be great in a kitchen and there’s also cats, leaves, bugs and bacteria!
DreamingMoonStar (US) makes beautiful crystal suncatchers that will be lovely to look at, whatever the weather. There’s almost 100 different designs to choose from so you’re sure to find one you love.
If you’d like have a go yourself, Vanir Creations has a video tutorial for crystal suncatchers. They also sell a DIY kit (UK) with everything you need, but you could probably hit up your local craft store for similar supplies.
While stained glass isn’t something you can easily make a home, Twice Fired Glass (UK) has fused glass kits in all kinds of colourful designs including rainbows, birds and butterflies. You paint the design at home and then send it back to be fired and returned to you.
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and the author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She lives by the seaside in Scotland in a flat full of kawaii, creating cute character goods as Asking For Trouble, working on endless craft projects and playing Nintendo.