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DIYF: Dreamcatchers

Mar 22

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:

  1. Spray Paint (you can use as many colors as you want, we were doing 10 so we used three colors)
  2. Fabric Looms (we used various sizes)
  3. Crochet Doily (buy doilies that are slightly larger than the looms you are using them for)
  4. Beads
  5. Leather Rope
  6. Feathers (I got a bag from Craig’s List, but they sell them at craft stores.)
  7. 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!

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