May 07, 2013

DIY: Dream Catcher

"Dream catchers were originated from the Native Americans who believed that they would trap negative dreams in the web whilst letting positive dreams through the hole in the middle and down the feathers to the sleeper below."

What you'll need:

  • A Ring (any size you like)
  • String/Yarn/Thread
  • Beads
  • Feathers
  • Scissors

If you haven't got any hoops, you can buy one at your local dollar store or you could just use an old bangle. 

Wrap your hoop with your string. Make sure it's tight and secured. 
 I used a hair clip to grip the string while I'm wrapping the hoop so that you won't hold it all the way while wrapping. 

Here's what it looks like when you've completely wrapped the ring. Don't forget to leave an inch of a string for hanging purposes.

Secure the twine with a knot. Here comes the tricky part, weaving. Create a loop and bring the twine over the front of the hoop. Wrap the twine around the hoop and back OVER the twine. (You get it? haha) Continue this process around the hoop until a small hole in the middle is left.
Make sure the loops around the hoop are tight.

Here's a diagram for you to follow.

Spice it up! Decorate it with beads and feathers! Be creative and release the inner artist in you.
Fun fact: the feathers that I used in this project were originally from my old pair of earrings and a vintage necklace. Didn't even spend a single penny in this project!

Bring out the hippie side of you and have fun in making this boho-ish dream catcher. More DIY projects soon so stay tuned!

If there are any clarifications/questions about this project, feel free to ask me :)

P.S. Patience is highly required in this one. haha! Good luck and have fun! ♥