You may say I’m a dreamer

Dream Catcher DIY:

I’ve always loved dreamcatchers…there are so many different variations of colors and sizes and styles…and on top of looking really cool they have a really interesting meaning and history

The dream catchers I’ve created are strictly just decorative…I drew a ton of inspiration from mixed media artist Rachel Rice (amazinggg), who was featured on the Free People blog a while back…

Start out with supplies you want to incorporate into your dream catcher…here I have assorted yarns and trims, a crochet doilie, beads, feathers, and some dried potporri…you can use so many different materials depending on what you want the end result to be…I was going for a neutral color palate and a more natural feel…

Choose a size and shape you would like your dream cather to be so you can start with the frame…I wanted to make a huge round one so I used a hoola hoop…(for smaller ones I’ve used bamboo purse handles and bangles). 

You can leave your frame in its natural state or cover it with yarn, string, or fabric…I chose yarn for this one because of its size…

Secure the yarn and begin tightly wrapping around the frame until it is covered…tie off ends…

Once your frame is ready you can begin to create the “web”…I used a different color yarn for this…

Space out the “knots” depending on how big or small you want the weave to be (the larger the space between each one…the larger the weave…) Continue this same wrapping motion keeping the string as tight as possible around the entire frame…

Once you’ve finished the first round…continue the same wrapping motion by looping the yarn through the center of the next hole…(if this part is confusing there are YouTube videos that may make it easier to figure out)…

You can add beads or anything along the way if you want…once you get to the center add any more decorations and knot off the end…I added a doilie in the center of mine…

From this point you are done with the hard part and you can really just decorate however you wish! I made several strands to hang off the bottom using different trims, beads, dried flowers, and a blue foxtail that hadn’t found a home yet…

Be creative and Enjoy!

 Song of the Day: since we have a little theme going here we’ll go with Dreams by Fleetwood Mac :)

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