Hi there My Billie readers! I'm Lauren from the blog Calico Skies, and I'm here to show you how to make your very own dreamcatcher with this fun and easy DIY. Now you may have already seen these little beauties floating around the blogosphere and Pinterest. I first saw the idea on the always inspiring blog Lune Vintage. I was in love with the idea so, I made my very own and posted about it here.
The funny thing is, I was only planning on making one, until my aunt saw what I was using the doilies for and has since been collecting vintage ones for me. Look what she came up with! Isn't she thoughtful? So now I've got to make something with them!
With the first one I made, I used more natural colors and materials, like leather cord, tea-stained doily. But with this one I had this cute turquoise doily, so I thought I'd make it a little more quirky. Here's what you'll need to make your own.
1//Wrap some yarn (or you can use fabric) around your hoop. I used a macrame knot called a lark head.
2//Place strands of yarn equal distance around your doily.
3//Tie the yarn around the hoop, making sure to keep the tension equal at every end.
4//Use a needle and thread to sew some pretty beads. I liked this little skull.
5//Tie 3 tails to the hoop using some string and ribbon. Again I used a lark head knot.
6// Use some matching embroidery thread to wrap some feathers to your ties.
And voila! Hang it up and enjoy. Thank you so much Melanie for letting me share!
Just a note, this is not how to make a traditional dreamcatcher. If you'd like to learn more about the significance of Dreamcatchers in Native American culture, or learn how to make a authentic one, check out this site.