DIY

Dream Catcher

The purpose of a Dream Catcher to catch your dreams. According to dream-catchers.org

“The dream catcher is hung above a sleeping area in a place where the morning light can hit it. The nature of the Dream Catcher will attract all sorts of dreams to its webs. When bad dreams come, they do not know the way through the web and get caught in the webbing where the first light of day causes them to melt away and perish. The good dreams knowing the way go through the center of the web and slide down the feather to the sleeper below”

I heard once that if you place a heart near a door way you can attract more love into your life. I believe that love is the highest vibration. It feels good to receive love and to give love. So, I became inspired to make a dream catcher for my living space. Here it is, in 7 easy steps! I will list my materials and the how to’s below. Feel free to change it up a bit, using different colors for your yarn and ribbon. Anything goes! Most of all, have fun!

Materials:

Yarn

8 inch gold ring

Needle

Embroidery Thread

Felt

Fabric

Feathers

Pencil and Paper

Ribbon

Scissors

Glue Gun

How To:

1.  Since I wanted the center of my dream catcher to be a heart, I needed to draw a heart shape onto the felt using a stencil. To make this easier, fold the paper in half like a taco and draw a heart large enough to fit the 8 inch gold ring. See below

2. Use this stencil to draw the heart onto the felt. It will look like this.

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3. Now that your heart is cut out, it’s time to wrap the gold ring. With the yarn that you are using, cut off a piece and using the hot glue gun, glue one end to the gold ring and wrap the yarn around the gold ring a few times so the glue spreads evenly under the yarn. Continue to wrap the yarn all the way around. You may have to re-cut and re glue. By the time you’re finished it will look like the picture on the right.

4. Place your felt heart in the center the gold ring that is now wrapped in yarn. Get your needle and thread ready because you are going thread through the felt and around the ring. I like to match the thread with the color of the felt but you can use any color thread.

5. Gather your fabric pieces and cut 1/2 inch wide or tear from the larger piece of fabric. Again, any pattern works. I usually wait for fabric to go on sale at Joanne’s or find a lot of what I currently own at places like Goodwill or Walmart.

fabric6. Once all of your fabric is ripped and your ribbon cut, start by tying knots along the bottom underneath the heart. Fold the fabric in half and place the fabric over the gold ring and pull it through to tie a knot. Repeat this step until all of your fabric and ribbon is knotted. It will look like this, as seen below.

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7. Using the glue gun, glue your feathers where ever you like. I glued feathers in different colors to the sides of the gold ring because I liked the look. Hang over your bed or near a doorway. That’s it, 7 easy steps!

 

 

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