Crafting is one of my favorite hobbies, but it can be expensive. Yesterday I was trying to dream up what I could make without buying any extra materials, and the dreamcatcher hanging above my bed caught my eye. I looked at it closely and decided that it couldn’t be too hard to make, and I already had all of the materials on hand, except for the dreamcatcher’s outer ring. But after just a little brainstorming I decided that I could make that, too!
After gathering up some twigs from outside I embarked on some experimental crafting, and much to my surprise not only did the dreamcatcher turn out, but it is pretty awesome! Or maybe I’m just biased.
Dream catchers originated with the Ojibwe Native American tribe where mothers used to weave them for the children to filter away bad dreams. I’ve been having bad dreams for years, and while I know that dreamcatchers are more symbolic than anything, I really like the idea of having them. I already have a smaller one hanging above my bed that my mom got me for Christmas, but now I have this one to hang on my wall. Though I really don’t need anymore. This was such a fun project I don’t think I can help but make another!
In terms of demonstrating how to make this, I decided it would be fairly difficult to use images alone. With that said, I decided to try implementing a video to show you all how I made the dreamcatcher. I did my best to try to both demonstrate and describe just what I was doing so that you can easily replicate the project. Do you prefer text how to’s or videos?
Thank you so much for reading! Have you ever had a dreamcatcher? Do you believe that they really keep the bad dreams away?