DIY Dream Catcher Tutorial

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

I have been on a craft hiatus for months (not of my own accord), and it feels so good to hold a hot glue gun again! You might have read my post 'Home Decor Resolutions' earlier this year, where I vowed to redecorate my apartment. One of the tasks on my list was a dream catcher. I used to make these all the time as a kid, but I wanted to make a contemporary one for my house. Luckily, I had almost everything I needed in my craft drawer already. I only had to buy some feathers and those gorgeous turquoise beads. If you are thinking about making a dream catcher, you really can't screw it up. There are a ton of interpretations, and I would suggest using things you already have in your home.

I pulled out a bunch of craft supplies to see what my plan of attack would be. I had some white rope that I decided to use to wrap around my neon orange embroidery hoop (I bought this hoop over a year ago for some other random project and never used it). To start, I began wrapping the rope and hot gluing it to the inside of the hoop.

After my hoop was fully covered, I placed my doily inside the hoop and began to tie it in place with white embroidery thread. You can weave your own web inside the hoop if you like, but I saw a dream catcher on Pinterest with a doily and I had to try it. You can also use any string or thread you have laying around, I just happened to have a bunch of embroidery thread from all my DIY friendship bracelets.

After you have finished the center of your dream catcher, you can then attach anything you want to hang from the bottom. I went more traditional and I attached feathers. I bought the feathers at Michael's craft store, but I'm sure you could find them in your neighborhood if you took a walk. I saw other examples on Pinterest where people hung ribbons and lace, so that is another option. For the final step, I decided to add turquoise beads. I threaded them on some more embroidery thread and tied them on the string holding the feathers. I also put one little nugget in the middle of my dream catcher for aesthetic.

Below is the final product! What do you think? I personally, am in love with it! I hung it right over my bed, and I cannot wait to continue the redecorating process in my home.

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Unknown said...

The final result is so beautiful! I love this idea

Eva Marie Taylor said...

Love this! So pretty! I would definitely use feathers rather than ribbons and lace, and I like the blue dipped feathers. I want to make one for my daughter's room, and it'd have to be pink!
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Unknown said...

Great DIY post !

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