Dreamcatchers actually originated in Native American culture and were considered sacred. They were made using a handmade hoop with a woven net in the center. They were hung above infant cradles for protection and traditionally decorated with feathers. Today, they are more mainstream but no less handmade.
How to Make a Dreamcatcher: Step by Step
Dreamcatchers can be made from a variety of materials and in a variety of sizes. They are such a sweet addition to your kids' rooms and nurseries. And if you love that bohemian, eclectic style, then this DIY dreamcatcher tutorial is for you.
Step # 1: Gather your Materials for your DIY Dreamcatcher
The first step for making your dreamcatcher, like most other projects, is to gather up all the materials you need.
You will be surprised to learn that you don’t need that much! And some of these items, if not all, you may have around the house already. You will need the following materials:
- Hoop - embroidery hoop, macrame hoop or anything circular (even a bike rim works as you’ll see in a minute!) You could also use wire and form it into a circular shape.
- Lace or Doilies
- Fabric, yarn, ribbon, twine, rope or even a t-shirt - this will wrap around the hoop and hang from the bottom
- Embellishments (optional but so pretty): Beads, faux flowers, feathers, tassels, charms etc. Get creative!
- Hot Glue Gun and hot glue sticks