17 Suncatchers: Rainbow Makers for Your Home

“Life throws challenges, and every challenge comes with rainbows and lights to conquer it.”
―Amit Ray

Isa the Black Cat and a Rainbow Suncatcher
Isa, UniGuide founder Kristen’s cat, enjoys some suncatcher energy, while possibly fine tuning her third eye sensibilities.

Crystal suncatchers, or hanging window crystals, have a way of bringing more joy and tranquility into your home. They also make wonderful housewarming gifts! You can find them in virtually every shape and style to suit your personal aesthetics and home décor. At UniGuide, we believe that every home should have some extra rainbow makers. (In addition to your radiant self, that is.) So, we went on a quest to find the world’s most beautiful hanging crystals.

But first, some rainbow lore…

Rainbow Symbolism and Spirituality

Rainbows are one of nature’s most beautiful gifts, and not surprisingly, they’ve had symbolic and spiritual meaning in virtually every culture throughout history. In Norse mythology, the rainbow serves as a bridge that connects Earth with “Asgard,” which is the home of the Norse Gods. To the Aboriginal people of Australia, the Creator is a rainbow snake. And in Judeo-Christian stories, the rainbow symbolizes God’s promise, dating back to the time of Noah’s Ark, when God promised that that the world would not be destroyed by another flood. And in Buddhism, the rainbow represents the highest state of consciousness before achieving Nirvana. (Wikipedia.)

The Rainbow Chakra Connection

The seven Chakras are key energy centers in our body through which our life force flows.

In Hindu, Buddhist, and New Age philosophies, the seven chakras, which represent the energy systems in the body, match the colors of the rainbow. Just as “white” sun rays hit raindrops and bend in different angles, forming the colors of the rainbow, the theory behind chakra balancing or chakra tuning, and sometimes referred to as “rainbow healing,” is that it enables the light from a higher power to enter us, tone our chakras, and heal us.

But even if you don’t consider yourself a spiritual person, and you simply appreciate the science of how rainbows occur, in all likelihood – you’re willing to admit that rainbows are beautiful and that they make you feel good.

And this is why we are publishing this post. While the extraordinariness of rainbows in the sky makes them all the more special to us (even if you’re lucky enough to live in the South Pacific, where they can be quite plentiful), it’s still fun to get some extra rainbow energy into your home by putting suncatchers in your windows. Here are some of our favorites.

Swarovski Crystal Suncatchers

We’re starting this list with Swarovski crystal suncatchers because we’d like to give a shout out to Swarovski AG, the company that makes Swarovski crystal. You’ll see a number of suncatchers throughout this post that use Swarovski crystal.

Swarovski Austrian Crystal Sun DiskSwarovski is a family-owned company based in Austria. Company founder Daniel Swarovski was born in northern Bohemia in 1862 and was the son of a glasscutter. According to Wikipedia, he patented an electric cutting machine that facilitated the production of crystal glass. Swarovski crystals are manmade, but utilize quartz, sand, and minerals. The exact proportion of these elements in the crystal is a company secret.

Swarovski crystal is special because it has the beauty and sparkle of a precious gemstone, but it’s created by a company that believes in maintaining ethical social and environmental standards. Daniel Swarovski is quoted as saying, “Supporting social and environmental projects is the obligation of any responsible company.”

Sparkles with Good Karma

Awareness has grown in recent years about the tolls that the precious gemstone trade, for diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and others, takes on workers who mine them as well as the environment. You’ve probably heard the term “blood diamonds,” which refers to this. (The film “Blood Diamond,” starring Djimon Hounsou and one of our environmental superheroes, Leo DiCaprio, is a great movie that’s set around this issue.) While there are organizations that are trying to build more accountability into this industry, we are still a ways off from ubiquitous fair trade and environmental sustainability certifications in the precious gemstone industry.

This is why we are fans of Swarovski crystal. While quartz, like precious gemstones, is a non-renewable resource, it is also one of the most commonly found minerals in the Earth’s crust. And we were happy to see that some of the artisans creating the window suncatchers we show here use recycled Swarovski crystals.

1. Oval Shaped Swarovski Crystal Suncatcher by Serco Designs

Oval Shaped Swarovski Crystal Suncatcher

Serco Designs creates beautiful hanging window crystals in a variety of shapes. This oval-shaped suncatcher is large, over two inches, and hangs on a strand of aquamarine-colored light Azore crystals adorned with Swarovski crystal cubes.


  • Pendant: 1.5” wide
  • Hanging length with pendant: 13.5”

Price at the time of this post: $44.00

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2. Pendulum Aurora Borealis Crystal Suncatcher by Serco Designs

Pendulum Aurora Borealis Swarovski Crystal Sun Catcher

This suncatcher utilizes “Aurora Borealis” Swarovski crystals. Named for the Northern Lights, these crystals are highly iridescent and known for their intense shimmer even in low lighting.


  • Pendant: 3” long
  • Hanging length with pendant: 14”

Price at the time of this post: $49.00

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Crystal Ball Sun Catchers

3. Large Swarovski Crystal Ball Rainbow Maker by Heartstrings by Morgan

Large Swarovski Crystal Ball Suncatcher

Heartstrings by Morgan creates beautiful crystal rainbow makers in a variety of colors, shapes, and styles. This large Swarovski crystal ball sun catcher is strung on a strand of small, clear Swarovski crystal beads.


  • The crystal ball comes in a variety of sizes, including 70mm, 60mm, 50mm, 40mm, 30mm, and 20mm. (Heartstrings by Morgan will create custom designs.)
  • Hanging length: approximately 12”

Prices at the time of this post: $27.00 – $65.00

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4. Crystal Ball Sun Catchers in Multiple Colors by Anna Crystal World
Blue Crystal Ball Sun Catcher

These crystal ball sun catchers come in red, yellow, green, blue, aquamarine, purple, pink, and clear.


  • Crystal ball: 1.2”
  • Hanging length: 14”

Price at the time of this post: $19.99

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Angel Suncatchers

Angel suncatchers are a popular style, no doubt to bring that extra bit of positive energy into your home!

5. Angel Rainbow Maker by Lilli Heart Designs

Blue Guardian Angel Sun Catcher
Lilli Heart Designs makes beautiful suncatchers. You’ll have to visit their shop on Etsy to see the variety of their designs. Lilli Heart uses rare, vintage Swarovski crystals in their designs. This little angel has a halo with extra-sparkly Swarovski Aurora Borealis bi-cone crystal beads.


  • Angel: 4.5”
  • Hanging length: 7”

Price at the time of this post: $26.99

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6. Angel Suncatcher with Golden Halo by Heartstrings by Morgan

Angel Suncatch with Golden Halo

This sweet angel sun catcher comes with her own golden halo. She is made with Swarovski crystals and her halo is gold plated with rhinestones.


  • Angel: 2.25” tall
  • Length of Swarovski crystal beaded strands: 3”, 6”, or 9”
  • Hanging length: 8” – 12”

Price at the time of this post: $31.00

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7. Crystal Guardian Suncatcher by Bodhi Creations

Crystal Guardian Sun Catcher
Ten crystal octagons top off this crystal bell rainbow maker by Bodhi Creations. You’ll love the extra shimmer when the sunlight comes through your window.


  • Hanging length is approximately 21”

Price at the time of this post: $16.99

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8. Chakra Crystal Guardian Angel by Woodstock Chimes

Rainbow Guardian Angel Suncatcher by Woodstock ChimesThis Guardian Angel rainbow maker reflects the seven colors of the rainbow and the seven chakras. In addition to making beautiful suncatchers, creator Woodstock Chimes is known for their wind chimes.

You can see this crystal angel doing her lightwork in this video:


  • Angel: 2”
  • Hanging length: 7.5”

Price at the time of this post: $29.75

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Starburst Suncatchers

Sunburst suncatchers are another popular style, with exceptional rainbow-making power!

9. Purple, Blue, and Green Swarovski Crystal Starburst

Purple, Blue, and Green Swarovski Crystal Starburst

The color combination in this crystal cluster makes it a standout and the perfect adornment for your window. Heartstrings by Morgan also makes a sunburst cluster that has all seven colors of the rainbow, as well as other color combinations. Be sure to check out her store on Etsy to see more.


  • Hanging length: 9”

Price at the time of this post: $30.00

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10. Aurora Borealis Swarovski Crystal Star Cluster by Lilli Heart Designs

Clear Aurora Borealis Swarovski Crystal Star Cluster
This crystal starburst is guaranteed to throw out amazing rainbows when the sun shines through it. It hangs from a flexible, stainless steel soft wire.


  • Star: 2″
  • Hanging length: 7”

Price at the time of this post: $27.99

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11. Star Swarovski Crystal Prism with Rainbow Crystal Beads

Star Swarovski Crystal Prism with Rainbow Crystal BeadsThis shining star sun catcher is 100% genuine Swarovski crystals, and the star ornament is made of an Aurora Borealis crystal prisms.


  • Hanging length: 10”
  • Price at the time of this post: $23.77

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Window Crystals in Special Shapes

Looking for a rainbow maker that’s a little different from the traditional suncatcher? Check these out!

12. Lotus Flower Suncatcher

Lotus Flower Suncatcher - Flame Colors
In Buddhism, the lotus flower symbolizes spiritual evolution, as the lotus is a beautiful flower that grows out of the mud. These lotus flower suncatchers are handmade and throw off beautiful rainbow flares. They are just a reminder that you are a spiritual being having a human experience! You are on a path of divine evolution.

Price at the time of this post: $20.99

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13. Heart Window Crystal

Purple Heart Window Crystal

This heart suncatcher is handmade using Swarovski crystals. Lilli Heart Designs also creates window crystal hearts in other colors, like brilliant red and cobalt blue. These heart shaped Swarovski crystals are rare and hard to find.

Price at the time of this post: $27.99

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14. Golden Pineapple Suncatcher

Pineapple Suncatcher
A symbol of generosity and hospitality, the pineapple makes the perfect adornment for your home and a perfect housewarming gift. This crystal pineapple suncatcher is make with a Swarovski crystal ball, and its leaves are a cluster of emerald-green Swarovski crystal octagons. See more colors and sizes in Hearts by Morgan’s Etsy store.


  • Hanging length: 9.5”

Price at the time of this post: $30.00
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15. Daisy Window Crystal by J’Leen

This sweet daisy suncatcher is handmade with shimmering Aurora Borealis Swarovski crystals. The daisy is small enough that you can also wear it as a necklace pendant. It comes with a few different colors in the center, as well as a rainbow version.


  • Daisy pendant measures: 1.2” x 1.2” x 0.5” deep

Price at the time of this post: $17.00

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Rainbow Colors and Chakra Crystal Prisms

16. Swarovski Crystal Window Prism with Rainbow Beaded Strand

Swarovski Crystal Prism Pyramid Suncatcher
Many of the suncatchers highlighted above have rainbow colored versions. The seven colors of the rainbow correspond with your seven energy chakras, as well as the seven notes in the major scale. Given this, we think listening to music, dancing, and inviting more rainbows into your life is always a good idea! We particularly love this crystal prism suncatcher by Heartstrings by Morgan, which hangs from a long strand of Swarovski crystal beads in 36 different colors.


  • Pyramid crystal prism: 1.4” x 1.4” and 0.6” deep at the base
  • Hanging length: 9.5”

Price at the time of this post: $42.00

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17. Solar-Powered Rainbow Maker Suncatcher

And for those times when you just want to kick back and watch rainbows dance around your room (without having to get up to twirl your suncatcher), there is an “extra” solar-powered version by Kirkland Design.

You can see it in action in this video:

Price at the time of this post: $27.70

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May your day be filled with sunshine, rainbows, and positive energy!

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12 Cool Doormats: Eco-Friendly, Coir, Recycled, and More

doormats-natural-recycledIf you’re looking for the perfect doormat for your home, there are undoubtedly a lot of options available. The good news is – many of these options are also easy on our planet. We found a great selection of doormats made with Earth-friendly materials, and some that are even biodegradable. Coir doormats, for example, are made with natural coconut fibers. When a 100% coir doormat wears out, you can simply toss it into your compost bin. And if you like to welcome your guests with a little fun – we found some coir doormats that are laser engraved with hilarious slogans by a company called Damn Good Doormats.

We also found some one-of-a-kind welcome mats made with recycled and upcycled materials, like reclaimed lobster ropes and flip flops. With so many cool, eco-friendly doormats available, there’s no reason to buy any other kind!

Coir and Natural Fiber Doormats

Natural Coco Fiber Doormats

Doormats made from natural fibers are always a good bet. Once it’s worn out, a doormat made from natural fibers will eventually biodegrade and be less destructive to the environment. In some cases, if the doormat is 100% natural fibers, like coir doormats (which are made from coconut husks) they can be cut up and used as mulch for gardening, or, as mentioned above – tossed into your compost bin.

1. Natural Coco Coir Doormat by Kempf

Coir Doormat by KempfKempf offers a range of both natural and recycled doormats. This style is made from 100% coconut fibers (“coir”). There are no plastics and it’s totally biodegradable.

  • Materials: 100% coconut fibers
  • Multiple sizes from: 18″ x 30″ up to 36″ x 72″; and approximately 1″ thick

Prices at the time of these post: $17.95 – $95.95

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2. Funny & Rude Coir Doormats by Damn Good Doormats

Damn Good Doormats are made with natural coconut, but they do have a little PVC plastic in them for a non-slip backing. (They make the cut on this list because of the hilarity factor of some of their doormats.) It’s definitely worth checking out in their store on Etsy!

  • Materials: coconut fibers and PVC
  • Multiple sizes from: 18″ x 30″ to 23″ x 34″

Prices at the time of these post: $39.00 – $65.00

3. Rainbow Doormat Made from Coconut Fibers

Rainbow Doormat in Natural Coir

Entryways offers an array of eco-friendly doormats, some colorful and others with slogans printed one them. This rainbow design is handmade, also from sustainable coconut fibers.

  • Materials: coconut fibers
  • Size: 18” x 30” x 1.5″ thick

Price at the time of this post: $42.17

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4. Jute Natural Fiber Doormat by Iron Gate

Natural Jute Welcome MatAnother awesome, sustainable natural fiber that makes beautiful doormats is jute. This lovely design by Iron Gate is handmade and is super durable.

  • Materials: 100% jute
  • Size: 18″ x 30″

Price at the time of this post: $44.79

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Wood and Cork Doormats

5. Reclaimed Wood Doormat by Kensington Row Home Collection

Reclaimed Wood DoormatThis doormat is handmade from eco-friendly, reclaimed rubber tree wood.

  • Materials: reclaimed rubber wood
  • Size: 18″ x 30″ x 1/3″ thick

Price at the time of this post: $54.95

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6. Upcycled Wine Cork Doormat by Sarahracha

Upcycled Wine Cork Doormat

This doormat wins the “uber eco-friendly” award because it’s made with upcycled natural materials. Natural cork is a sustainable material to begin with. So, taking used wine corks and upcycling them into another useful item is sustainable product design in its finest form!

  • Materials: reclaimed wine bottle corks
  • Size: 30″ x 20″

Price at the time of this post: $125.00

Recycled Fishing Rope Doormats

7. Recycled Lobster Rope Doormats by Cape Porpoise Trading Company

doormat-recycled-lobster-rope-cape-porpoiseFrom their headquarters in Maine, Cape Porpoise Trading Company makes an array of one-of-a-kind, colorful doormats from recycled lobster ropes.

  • Handmade to order in the USA
  • Materials: recycled lobster rope and repurposed flat rope
  • Sizes from: 29″ x 19″ x 1.25″ thick to 39″ x 19″ x 1.25″ thick

Prices at the time of this post: $60.00 – $65.00

8. Recycled Rope Doormats by Stern Lines

  • Materials: 100% recycled fishing rope
  • Durable, weather-resistant, and reversible
  • Handmade in Maine, USA

Price at the time of this post: $44.00

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9. Recycled Lobster Rope Doormats by the Alaska Rug Company

Recycled Lobster Rope Rugs by the Alaska Rope Company

The Alaska Rope Company creates a variety of colorful recycled rope doormats. They also make larger rugs and other nautical-style products with reclaimed lobster and sailing ropes.

Prices at the time of this post: $65.00 – $250.00

Recycled Flip Flops Doormats

10. Recycled Flip Flops Runner Mat

Discarded flip flops are adding to the pollution crisis that is killing sea life in our oceans right now. So, seeing this trash recreated into something fun and colorful vs. something deadly is a no brainer. These recycled flip flops welcome mats are very popular with UniGuide visitors, and we can see why!

  • Materials: 100% recycled flip flops
  • Measures: 20″ x 48″

Price at the time of this post: $59.99

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11. Recycled Flip Flops Welcome Mat

Extra Thick Recycled Flip Flops DoormatThis welcome mat made with recycled flip flops is extra thick and comfy for bare feet when you’re coming from the park or the beach.

  • Materials: recycled flip flops and post-consumer waste diverted from landfills
  • Measures: 30″ x 20″ x 1″

Price at the time of this post: $44.94

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Recycled Tire Doormats

12. Doormat Made from Recycled Tires by Kempf

Recycled Tires Doormat by Kempf

Here’s a classic doormat by Kempf that is made from recycled tires. Used tires are a huge environmental problem because they can take 80 years to decompose – and there are a lot of them, so we love seeing them put to good use in this classic eco-friendly doormat.

  • Materials: recycled tires
  • Sizes from: 18.5″ x 32″ up to 36″ x 60″

Prices at the time of this post: $23.64 – $74.95

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