How to make your own rustic dream catcher


Pauline Chiungwiza

Dream catchers are a very common type of room decor that teenagers, as well as anyone who likes to save a little money on decorating, is interested in. Some choose to buy them while others choose to make them. The results are usually the same. Although the one who chooses to make them on their own can have an upper hand by customizing the design of the dream catcher.

Dream catchers originated from Native American Legends that held that the spider web design of the dream catcher would allow good dreams to pass through and float down the hanging beads and feathers to sleeping children. Bad dreams, however, would be caught in the web. As the first rays of the morning light hit the dream catcher, the bad dreams would disappear.

The things needed to make a dream catcher include: 1. A metal hoop/any ring like object, Some twine, String of any type or color, beads and feathers.

The process.

Step one. Use the twine to tie a knot, as tight as possible at any part of your hoop. This will be your starting point.

Step two. Begin to neatly wrap the hoop with the twine. This is going to take time depending on how big your hoop is and mine was pretty big so just bear with me.

Alright so by the time you finish step 2 you should have a hoop that looks like this.

Which takes us to step 3.

Step 3.  This is where the yarn comes in. Grab the yarn and return to the point on your hoop where you tied your first knot with the twine. This will be your base for the pattern.

Step 4.  This is the hardest part of the whole process. You want to make kind of a looping motion. Going under then over. Like so.

Step 5. Now that you have your base. Take the yarn under then over the hanging loops. and repeat the process until you reach the center of the web.

Step 6. At the last loop tie the remaining thread into a knot to keep the web from unraveling.

Yay, you have your dream catcher. Now for the best part. Decorating.

Step 7. Grab your feather and yarn. Wrap the yarn around the tip of the feather and secure with a knot. This is the part where you grab the bead and kind of use it to cover up the knot just to take the look one step further.

Step 8. Use the excess thread to tie it to the bottom part of your hoop.

Step 9. Repeat the decorating process with the other side.

And there you have it. Your very own dream catcher that will give your room an aesthetic, yet rustic look. It will also make for a great conversational piece.