1. Tear several thin and irregular strips of each color of the translucent papers.
2. Turn the lid so that the bottom side is facing up. Then use the paint brush and brush a layer of decoupage glue on the surface.
3. Add the first strip to the bottom. For this project the strips were added in the order of: yellow, orange, red, pink and purple. You can overlap the same color at some spaces which causes a deeper version of that shade to appear. After each paper strip addition, add a coat of glue over the paper so when you add the next piece, it can adhere to the paper.
4. Continue until you have reach the top of the lid.
5. Make several lids if you want and then place them to the side to dry. Many of the wrinkles will disappear when the paper is dry and the glue should dry clear.
6. While you are waiting, the animals need to be printed and cut out. A cereal box was used to create a permant template to make tracing easier. So once the templates are printed out to the size needed to fit the chosen lid, use stick glue and glue the page to the cereal box.
7. Cut out the shapes. Also cut out the straight space beneath each shape. This will be the ground the animal is walking on. Extend or cut away the excess length of the ground to fit the width of the lid you are using.
8. Trace the shapes then onto black construction paper and cut the shapes out.
9. Glue the shapes onto what would be considered the front side of the lid. The bottom corners of each lid wererounded. A small piece of the corner of the black paper was cut away so it would fit in the rounded lid corner better.
Then use a needle to poke a hole through both top lid corners and insert a long piece nylon thread through the holes to hang the suncatcher.