Wednesday, September 18, 2013

DIY Dreamcatcher


Embroidery Hoop
Burlap Ribbon
Jute Twine  {8 strands at least 30 inches each and extra twine for beading and feathers}
Large-Hole Beads and Charms
Lace Ribbon or Trim
Super Glue

I used an embroidery hoop only because that's what I had on hand {and I'm lazy and will rig anything up as long as the end result looks how I envisioned}. Wrap the hoop with the burlap ribbon and secure the end with superglue.

The next series of steps are basically just tying knots. Tie the jute twine around the hoops about 1.5 inches apart and start tying the different strands together until you reach the center. When I reached the center of the circle, I tied all of the twine together, put some glue on the knot and cut the remaining twine.

For all of the beaded twine and feathers, I added the embellishments BEFORE tying to the hoop. But you can pretty much add anything you want. I braided some strands, tied knots between beads, threaded beads through the lace ribbon, etc. I glued the twine to the end of the feathers and wrapped it - a little scared to tie the twine around the feathers and break them.

I'm obsessed with everything boho right now. Love it!!
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