12 March 2013

Dream Catcher DIY

I've been wanting to make a dream catcher for months now, and that is a long time for me to have a DIY idea and not execute it. I think it was the center that made me nervous, so when I came across this easy picture tutorial I ran upstairs and found whatever supplies I had laying around and whipped this bad boy up.

Here's what you'll need:
Embroidery Hoop
Twine or String
Hot Glue Gun
Misc items to hang from hoop
Wrap that hoop with ribbon!! I opened up mine a little to slide in the end of the ribbon and closed it tight around it and just kept looping until I made it all the way around. I used a little hot glue to finish it off on the back.
If you tie a feather to a piece of twine it just hangs sideways. Annoying. So I basically had to rig it up. First, you'll want to tie the end of your twine to your feather. Next, you'll need to take a smaller piece of twine and tie the end of your feather to your original piece of twine to straighten it up. For the last step I simply turned the knot to face forward to that the twice fell behind the feather when hanging. If you have beads you can simply slide them on the twine and down the top of the feather to line it up..probably easier, but I didnt have any.
BAM! You're done...and now you'll have no more bad dreams :)


  1. I've always wanted to make a dream catcher!! I think I might try this out on the weekend!! =)

    Ergo - Blog

  2. This is so fun! I would love to make one for myself. Thanks for this tutorial. xx. McKenna Lou

  3. I love dream catchers! I've been wanting to make my own for a while, and now I have a guide! Thanks for the tutorial!

  4. Loving this tutorial! What a great idea. And yours turned out so lovely and perfect too! Thanks for sharing! Xo, M&K at brewedtogether.com

  5. How adorable! I would have never thought to use a cross stitch hoop! Great tutorial. Thank you.

  6. Great DIY tutorial - thanks for sharing! x, Kat

    Love and Ace

  7. I´ve been making dreamcatchers for about ten years and it´s still so much fun! The cross stitch hoop is a great idea! I sometimes use thin metal bangles but when you make such a small dreamcatcher you need a really thin ribbon too and that is sometimes hard to find... Generally I make the web out of thread or dental floss so I can make patterns out of lots of tiny beads in the web. Maybe I should write a tutorial about how I make dreamcatchers... I really like that they can be adapted to the material you happen to have around! And it is never boring to make a dreamcatcher, even when you have made many dozens of them!

  8. Wow you made this? Great job!!

    Ali of


  9. Good DIY. Thanks for sharing.


  10. Lovely!



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