DIY Dream Catcher

I always thought dream catchers are beautiful so I attempted to make one myself.


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The dream catcher originates from Native Americans cultures and is believed to “filter out all bad dreams and only allow good thoughts to enter our mind” (Wikipedia). I was very inspired to create one myself after seeing it on the Urban Outfitters’ site for $99.00 and began looking for tutorials which I found here and here.

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Dreamcatchers were originally made from willow hoops and often wrapped with natural materials. I don’t have any of those materials on hand so I used some wires and ribbon to make a non-traditional dream catcher. I looped the wire around a large cup twice to form a circle and then taped the ends together. I glued down one piece of the beige colored ribbon to the circle and began wrapping the circle with the ribbon (while simultaneously adding glue along the way).
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Once I wrapped the entire circle with ribbon, I glued down the ends to secure it. Dreamcatchers have a lot of different weavings and since this is my first time making one, I’m just referencing a common pattern. I started by tying some twine, which was leftover from Christmas, on one end of the circle and began looping it around the circle until I have created an octagon shape. A lot of the tutorials I’ve read, mentioned adding beads to them but I prefer to not add any onto mine.

 

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After the initial “octagon” that was created, I need to start looping in the inner layers in a similar fashion. I would loop it onto the edges of the “octagon” and pulled it tight. Once this second layer was finished, I would repeat it until I’m left with a small circle in the middle and at this point I could knot it and cut off the excess.

 

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Dreamcatchers could really be decorated in any way you like so I used the excess twine to create 3 loops on the bottom of the circle and tied 3 small pieces onto those loops. I only had white feathers at home so I glued those onto the ends of the small pieces of twine. To tie it above my bed, I added another piece of twine onto the very top of the circle.

 

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Dream catchers have a very interesting story and purpose; if I get a chance I would love to learn how to make it the traditional way like the Ojibwe people once did.

Hope I’ll have some good dreams later tonight.

Sweet dreams!

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