My daughter recently celebrated her birthday and wanted to do something crafty. She decided on having a get together with the girls and making dream catchers!! We had such a good time!
We had a table set up for the food & drinks & another table set up for crafting.
All the supplies were laid out, we had metal rings in 2 different sizes (5 inch & 3 inch), next was the Suede Lace. We had black & brown to choose from. We also had different colored string, beads & feathers along with crimps for attaching the feathers. Before everyone arrived we measured out the amount of Suede Lace that was needed for the small & larger rings so it would be easier for everyone to measure & choose the color they wanted.
So here are the quick & simple instructions on how to make a dreamcatcher: (please excuse the blurry photos, they were taken with my phone as I was going along)
1. Wrap the Suede Lace tightly around the metal ring. (we tied a knot at the beginning & then used dot glue to secure it in place. The dot glue can be removed when you are done)
2. Choose the color string you want to use & tie a knot at the base. Then loop the string around the ring a few inches from the knot. Continue doing this until you are back at the beginning. You can add beads along the way if you want.
3. Begin creating the “web”. Take the string & put it through the middle of the string between the first & second knots (go in through the top & out through the bottom, like you are winding the string around the middle of the area). Move onto the next string between the second & third knot. Continue doing this in the round until you have done this to the middle of all the segments & can’t do anymore. Don’t forget to add beads where you want. When you are done weaving the string, instead of looping it through the last segment, tie it into a knot.
4. Tie a piece of the Suede Lace to the bottom, or wherever you want, for the tail. String on a few beads & using the crimp attach the feathers to the bottom. Complete your dream catcher by adding a hanging loop to the top.
It took us maybe about 1 1/2 hours to do ours. And we all had such a great time!
Here are a few pics of our completed dream catchers: