Published On: Wed, Jan 21st, 2015

Make Dreamcatchers

dreamcatcherspicMake these beautiful dreamcatchers from materials you have at  home. A great activity to show your creative flare. Beautiful hung indoors or out and of course perfect hung up in the bedroom to catch those bad dreams. Dreamcatchers were originally created by Ojibwe people, who believed that only good dreams could move through the web while bad dreams were caught up in the web and vanish at first light.

You Will Need:

  • Sewing hoop
  • 1-2 metres of ribbon
  • Yarn, wool, string or thick cotton
  • Beads
  • Feathers
  • Craft glue
  1. First remove and clasps from the hoop so it is smooth all the way around. Start binding it with the ribbon, keeping it firm at all times, and glue into place when done.
  2. Fasten the yarn into place at one point on the loom and continue to secure it to the ring all the way around (4-10 times) making sure it is tight between each one. The more times you tie it on the hoop, the more ‘web’ there will be.
  3. Once you have mad
    e it all the way around begin to weave the yarn around the links between the ties. Continue this as much as you like, remembering to add a bead here and there if desired. Tie off when done.
  4. Using the yarn, tie some feathers to the bottom of the dreamcatcher.
  5. Hang by the window or bed to encourage peaceful sleeping.

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