DIY: Themed Dreamcatcher {Girly}

If any of you are friends with me on Pinterest, you may have noticed that I recently became obsessed with dreamcatchers. I couldn't find a good tutorial about how to make them, let alone how to tie those cool knots on the inside. This tutorial shows how to simply make a dreamcatcher without having any knot-tying skills!

1. Wrap the inner ring of an embroidery hoop {or any other circular object} with brown twine. Begin the wrap job by tying a loop at the top to give it something to hang from.

2. Once you've wrapped and wrapped and wrapped the whole thing, cut 4" pieces of twine. The quantity depends on how many holes of the doily you want to stretch out.

3. I bought this doily from the Dollar Tree a long time ago and never had a use for it until now! I started by stretching only 8 holes out, but I decided to keep going for some reason. Looking back, that looked pretty cool.

4. This is what it looks like after I stretched out 16 holes.

5. Now just choose random long items to hang from it. The items I used were: long strips of cut up fabric, a strip cut from a pillow case, embroidery string with pearls strung on it, and strips of lace ribbon.

6. Final touches: I weaved a piece of light pink embroidery string around the inner circle of the doily and tied knots around the pearls to keep them from moving. Get creative! You can tie beads randomly to the doily or hang things off of it.

I made quite a mess trying to find inspiration for this project...

What do you think? Pretty easy, right!? I think I'm going to start making custom ones and giving them out as gifts!


9 comments:

  1. Thanks for linking up to the All Things Pretty Linky Party! New follower :)

    This is such an adorable dream catcher!

    The Pretty Pinhead

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  2. This is SO pretty! I love that you used fabric and pearls to hang from it! Thanks so much for linking up!

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  3. This is BEAUTIFUL!! So girly!! Showing some <3 from your newest follower. XO Lynds @ ItMom

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  4. This is the perfect gift! I remember making dream catchers in camp as a kid, these are like a grown-up version. So pretty!

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  5. This is absolutely adorable! I MUST make one ASAP! Perhaps you would want to donate one of these to my birthday giveaway?! If so, send me an email & I will email you the form so we can get started on the process! Thanks for linking up, Hilary! Fabulous job...

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  6. Love this! I'm a new follower from the link-up :)

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  7. Great to find your blog via the link up! This is such a great idea! I love dream catchers but never thought to make them myself!!

    -Jenn

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  8. Very Nice, I am making a silk one and decided to look at some ordinary ones, these not ordinary, Love them.

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Thank you for stopping by, I love hearing your comments! xo.xo. Hilary