If you love the bohemian chic look as much as we do then a dream catcher is the ultimate decoration for your home.
Legend has it that in some Native American cultures dream catchers were woven by mothers and grandmothers to protect their children from bad energy. The beautifully intricate spider web style designs were believed to have magical powers to catch any harm that might be in the air.
Made with a wooden hoop woven with yarn and decorated with your own personal selection of beads, feathers, and charms, a dream catcher makes the perfect weekend DIY project.
WHAT YOU NEED:
Wooden embroidery hoop
Lace or doily
Faux Leather thonging
STEP 1: Wrap hoop in wool/yarn
STEP 2: Weaving –
Begin by tying one end of the yarn to the hoop. Loop the yarn over the hoop and back through as shown in the photo. Keep making loops like this, evenly spaced to your desired size around the hoop. When you get back to the beginning, continue by connecting the last hoop to the first hoop, and continue on in this pattern, pulling tighter as you go. To finish it off, just fasten it with a knot in the centre.
STEP 3: Attach a charm or bead of your choice to the centre
– OR –
If you don’t want a web, you can use lace/doily.
Step 1: Cut your lace/doily a little bigger than the size of your hoop.
STEP 2: Use the yarn to fasten the doily/lace to the hoop.
Loop through the holes and knot it at the top. Continue this the whole way around the hoop, making sure the doily is secure.
STEP 4: Cut some lace ribbon to your desired length. Wrap around hoop and loop through as shown below.
STEP 7: Repeat this with faux leather thonging.
STEP 8: Thread the beads over the end of the feathers, or, if you prefer, you can thread beads onto leather thonging. Then just simply tie the leather around the end of the feather so it is hanging. Use as many feathers as desired.
STEP 9: Tie a piece of string or (faux) leather to the top of the hoop to hang the dream catcher.
& that’s is! Just hang it up xx