How to Make Your Very Own Dream Catcher

Good morning my darlings!   How's your Holy Week vacation?  I do hope you had a recharged mind, body, and soul.  I made this very interesting project over the weekend.  I have been seeing this a lot over Tumblr and even Facebook and decided that I could do a simple one that I could hang above our bed.

Dream catchers are one of the most fascinating traditions of Native Americans. The traditional dream catcher was intended to protect the sleeping individual from negative dreams, while letting positive dreams through. The positive dreams would slip through the hole in the center of the dream catcher, and glide down the feathers to the sleeping person below. The negative dreams would get caught up in the web, and expire when the first rays of the sun struck them.

The dream catcher has been a part of Native American culture for generations. One element of Native American dream catcher relates to the tradition of the hoop. Some Native Americans of North America held the hoop in the highest esteem, because it symbolized strength and unity. Many symbols started around the hoop, and one of these symbols is the dream catcher.
DIY dreamcatcher
 For this project, you will need:
1.  Hoops of different sizes
2.  Yarn
3.  Feathers
You will also need scissors.
DIY dreamcatcher
First, get your hoop.  I chose three different sizes of hoops for my dream catcher.  Wrap the yarn over each ring.  Do this as tightly as you can looping the yarn over and under the ring.
DIY dreamcatcher
When you are done with your loop and both ends meet together, just tie a tight knot or two to secure it.  Make sure to cut off any excess threads.  For this project, I used white yarns and a small rope for different texture.  You can also you crochet thread, paracord, or even ribbons to wrap around your rings.
DIY dreamcatcher
Next, get your yarn then tie a knot on your ring to start weaving a spiderweb-like pattern.  After tying a knot, place another figure-four knot about one to two inches away from your first knot.  Do this until you are done with the first layer.DIY dreamcatcher
For the second layer, do another figure-of-four stitch from the end of your last knot to the middle of the first "gap" you made on your first layer.  Pull your knots tightly to make a strong and steady pattern.  Repeat this for the third and fourth or more layers until you reach the center of the ring.  Secure the end with a knot then cut the remaining yarn.
DIY dreamcatcher
This is how it should look like after.  Don't worry if it's not perfect, it just adds character to your dream catcher.  Here's what my rings looked like after I weaved the spiderwebs.
DIY dreamcatcher
Next, all we have to do is to assemble our dream catcher.  Just attach the rings together by tying the yarn from one ring to another.
DIY dreamcatcher
Next, get your feathers then bundle them together and wrap thread around the "stems" several times and secure with a double knot.  Remember to make one end of your knots long for easy handling.  We can now attach it to the dream catcher.
DIY dreamcatcher
This is how your dream catcher should look like after.  I made mine really basic and simple.  You can play with it by threading different beads then attaching it to the dream catcher or even adding beads while weaving your spiderwebs.
DIY dreamcatcher
I do hope you love today's project!  Tell me, what's you dream today? I'd love to know on the comments section below :) Have a great week!
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68 comments:

  1. Saw some being sold in Baguio and was tempted to buy. But yours is infinitely more beautiful than the ones I saw there.

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  2. Gosh this is sooooo pretty! I love it so much. Now I'm so tempted to make one myself too! <3

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  3. Ahhhhh I LOVE making dream catchers and this post has seriously inspired me to start making them again - it has been ages.

    Gorgeous - thank you so very much for sharing.

    Dreamcatchers are one of my favorite things xxx

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    1. me too :) thanks for stopping by beautiful!

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  4. great idea. xo

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  5. This reminded me of the Korean drama, The Heirs. The spider webs part looks a bit complicated though so I might have to do a bit of trial-and-error when I try this.

    As for my dream, well, as silly as it may sound, I now want to be a work-at-home wife. These past couple of months, I've been feeling really "domesticated", like all I want to do is cook, clean and organize the house, and do arts and crafts. I've never felt like this before as I was deadset on being a career woman and being in crisp suits and business meetings. Kinda feels weird running the opposite direction from that. Haha :D It's true what they say then, that one's 20s is very critical in self-discovery.

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    1. you can do this too dear. it just looks complicated but once you get the hang of it, it's easy peasy :) weird dream. thanks for sharing!

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  6. Great DIY and I love the finished product!

    -Ashley
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  7. Awe. Its looks so adorable. Good job dear. You are very creative :-)
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  8. Oh sweetie that is really easy and looks magical and pretty!
    Thanks for the tutorial!
    I love it your tutorials!
    xx

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    1. thanks for your nice words dear :) i appreciate them :)

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  9. I love it!
    I used to make dreamcatchers in the past.
    I love DIYs, so Iove your blog!

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    1. thanks demi! love your latest DIY post :) those curtains are gorgeous!

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  10. Brilliant! This is actually something I do want to make for our house. I love dream catchers!
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    1. thanks mingaile :) i'd love to see your version of this!

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  11. This is such a cute project, but I may not attempt it for a while since I'm not so arts-savvy. Recently, my dreams have been a bit odd but I can never remember the exact details when I wake up. I just know that I've been waking up feeling strange.

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    1. i feel that sometimes too, now matter how i try to remember, i just can't, but the feeling is there.weird no?

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  12. White dreamcatchers? Love this spcecially the color choice!!!
    The whole look gives me dreamy feel and has an angelic vibe, almost kinda fairy.

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  13. Gosh this is very beautiful dear :) will try one myself <3 xoxo

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  14. Thanks for leaving such a darling comment on my blog!
    This dream catcher turned out so well - it's so pretty in white!

    Have the best day ever,
    -Kati

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  15. Wonderful dreamcatcher ! It is a beautiful DIY :)

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  16. Thanks for the tutorial. The dram-catcher looks amazing.

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  17. I saw one in Singapore. Although I wanted to buy it, I did not ... got a bit scared.
    I'd rather make my own than buy one ... so thanks for sharing this :)

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  18. Great tutorial! I've always wanted a dreamcatcher, I think they're so beautiful! Instead of buying one, I think I'll try to make my own now. That would be more special <3 Thanks for posting!

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    1. yay! i'd love to see your version :)

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  19. Nice dyd,kisses.
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  20. Haven't been remembering my dreams recently but gladly, no nightmares! :D This is so cute, I'm gonna pin this. It's a nice addition to my room decors! :)

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  21. I am in love with your DIY, you are awesome.

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  22. I am in love with your DIY, you are awesome.

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  23. ive been wanting to make a white dream catcher but i couldnt find hoops :S where did you get the hoops sis? :)

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    1. used old bracelets and hoops that i bought from a store selling native products. that's where i bought the feathers too :)

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  24. ahhh so thats how they are done!! thanks for showing the step by step, now I finally know after being curious for years!

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  25. U're so talented w/ making all these DIYs! I was actually thinking of getting a Dreamcatcher for our new apt but making one seems more special :]
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  26. You are so talented with all these DIY!! I have a mini dream catcher of my own, but I think that making your own dream catcher is so much more meaningful!! Your turned out so well!
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    1. thank you very much beautiful! :)

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  27. Love this project :)

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  28. I love dreamcatchers and I always buy in the local tourist spots I've visited. Glad to know that I can now make my own! :)

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  29. Been catching nightmares lately :-( Maybe this will help jk :-) Great blog ----

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  30. Nice to read your article! I am looking forward to sharing your adventures and experiences.
    rowdy sprout

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