Butterfly Dream Catcher With Special Meaning

This is a dream catcher with a special story and poem printable. The butterfly carries the negative feelings and dreams away at night and returns before dawn so that the child wakes in light and love. ***CLICK HERE FOR FULL INSTRUCTIONS & PRINTABLE POEM***

NOTE ON FRAMES: We used an 8×10 oval frame from Walmart. If you can’t find one of those, you could use any square or 8×10 frame and simply put scrapbook paper as the background and center your butterfly on it.


Mainstays 8×10 Oval Black Frame (Walmart)

Cardstock scrapbook paper with gold in the mix

Feathers (we used 10)

Metallic Paints For frame we used Martha Stewart’s Gold for the feathers and Martha Stewart’s Champagne

Cream or Ivory Paint

Hot Glue

Cord/String for hanging feathers

Pattern and Poem download below
The dark frame was painted with a cream color then a metallic over coat.
The butterfly patterns, which are free on our site, are printed and traced onto cardstock scrapbook paper of choice.
We took some gold paint and touched up the feathers here and there.
Glue the feathers onto three pieces of approximately 8" cording. We used 4 feathers on the outside cords and three on the inside one.
The largest butterfly is tacked directly inside the frame as shown.
The feather cords are then glued to the bottom of the frame.
This poem is a beautiful FREE printable on our site. It can be hung with the dream catcher or rolled up into a scroll and given as a gift with it.
Nancy at Craft Your Happiness
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  • Sunny Sunny on Aug 05, 2019

    Ahhhh, I love this. The poem is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Trudi Trudi on Aug 05, 2019

    This is a keeper. Such a lovely thought and would make lovely gifts. And on the plus side, I love to paint feathers. Thank you for sharing.