In fourth grade I used to spend the night with my friend every Friday night. Every Friday we watched TGIF and played with our dolls. Years after that I was still watching Friday night ABC and I dreamed about dating Shawn from Boy Meets World. I met him once at Disney World in high school and just about had a heart attack. I literally spoke in some crazy girl crush language when I spoke to him and went and felt the place where he had been sitting. Needless to say, he didn’t call me. Some dreams may be coming true with a reunion of our favorite early 90’s kids in Girl Meets World.
Because we are taking about dreams, this week’s DIYF (Do It Yourself Friday) is a dream catcher! I am loving the influence of Native American trends in fashion right now and the dream catcher goes right along with that.
What you will need:
- Spray Paint (you can use as many colors as you want, we were doing 10 so we used three colors)
- Fabric Looms (we used various sizes)
- Crochet Doily (buy doilies that are slightly larger than the looms you are using them for)
- Leather Rope
- Feathers (I got a bag from Craig’s List, but they sell them at craft stores.)
- Hot Glue Gun
- First order of business is to spray paint your fabric looms. I found that they needed a couple coats for the lighter colors and only one coat for the metallic we used.
- After those have dried, unscrew the loom and take it apart.
- Place the doily in between the wooden pieces and fasten the pieces back together. It should fit pretty snug.
- Cut the excess doily off around the loom.
- cut your leather (or fake leather) rope a bit longer than the desired length. It will need to be longer to account for the beads and knots in it an tying it through the loom
- Run the rope through the holes in the doily and tie it in a knot so the knot is on the inside of the loom.
- String the rope though your beads and tie a knot on each side of the beads. I did this close to the bottom of the rope. You can use as many beads as you like, I used two or three.
- Put a thin strand of hot glue on the rope for your feather.
- Glue your feather onto the end of the rope. If there is a long strand at the end you can cut some off.
- Repeat the process for the desired number of feather strands.
- Hang up your dream catcher and enjoy!