Milo and I made these dream catchers on saturday and I absolutely love them. We made one for his room, and one for my room. We used plastic bangle bracelets we found at the thrift store, and some random other materials we had laying around. Milo and I collect feathers when we find them, so this was a good project to use some of those from our collection. His includes a skull bead from a bracelet he got on Olvera Street that broke on him. It was fun to give it a new life.
I really really love these little dreamcatchers, and love that we worked on them together, repurposing items around our home, and giving them new life.
For these dream catchers you will need:
Yarn (thanks for the scrap yarn jennifer! We put the white to use!)
Embroidery Thread, bakers twine, cording, etc.
Bracelet or something round
First wrap your bracelet in yarn, very tightly. Leave a long strand at the end so you can hang your dreamcatcher. I secured the end with some hot glue as well to be safe.
Next, use some of your embroidery thread, cording or twine and string some beads along on it. Tie an end of the string onto your round circle and wrap around making some kind of shape and adjusting your beads accordingly. I used a dab of hot glue on the back to secure my end of the string.
Next, affix your feathers and beads if you prefer to more of the string of your choice and have them dangle from the bottom to your liking.
Hang on your wall and dream some good dreams!