A Birthday Craft Party!!

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.

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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)

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Here are a few pics of our completed dream catchers:

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