Paige Joanna

Making Dream Catchers | Sunday Crafting

 I have been talking so much over recent months about making things and getting our crafting mojo back. We decided to help each other out and dedicate a Sunday each month (or as often as we can) to making things just for the fun of it! We want to rekindle our love for being creative so here is the first post in doing so. Admittedly I wanted it to be more of a tutorial for you to create your own, however due to last minute planning it didn’t go 100% to plan (trial and error).
So I put together a small video and took some progress photos and will explain what he did and how. It was a really fun day and we can’t wait to do more and share our crafting Sundays more often.

You will need:

Dream catcher hoop OR embroidery ring center.
Doily’s (vintage ones are the best)!
Thread & needle
Scissors
Ribbon
Beads (optional)
Feathers (optional)
Glue gun
Double Sided tape

Paige Joanna Dream Cathcers, what you will need

1. Making these are so easy it’s unreal and fun for you all to get involved in. they make great gifts as well. This most rewarding part is the start; wrapping ribbon around the hoop to completely cover the wood. You can do this with ribbon (preferably), wool or even cut fabrics. As you wrap around the ribbon, use double sided tape cut into thin strips on the hoop to hold it in place to make sure it doesn’t slip. Once you get to the end, glue and attach a loop for hanging that also works to hide the gluing.

Paige Joanna DIY Dream Catchers

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2. The most fiddly part of the process is sewing on the doily and keep the thread even. If you lay it flat on the floor/desk and you work it will keep it really in proportion but may not be perfect. I’s always good to remember that the first time you make something or even the last, you can’t be good at it straight away. Sew it on in some parts so it doesn’t move around too much.

Paige Joanna DIY Dream Catchers

Paige Joanna DIY Dream Catchers

3. So lastly, making the ribbons and pretty things to hang down. Sew flowers on to the tips of ribbon and tie on. You can attach beads, pom poms, trims and make it look really funky. I love adding plaits and boho beads on mine for extra detail.

The finished result:

It can take practice to get these looking immaculate but we were so happy with how they turned out! Let me know if you would like to see more posts like this one and hopefully a bit more tutorial like!

Paige Joanna DIY Dream Catchers Sunday Crafting

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