im still loving dream catchers... & finding new ways to interpret them. ive been making some of these for the pop.up shop & wanted to share the diy for all you crafty people out there. you can also make a more traditional dream catcher following this tutorial.
metal ring... usually found near the leather working supplies at the craft store.
hot glue gun.
a piece lace or tulle that is bigger than the ring
strips of fabric
needle & thread
1. lay out the lace on a flat surface & put the ring on top of it. if there is a certain design in the lace that you want in the center, arrange it now. apply hot glue on the "top" of the circle & wrap the lace around so it sticks in the glue. do the same thing on the "bottom" of the circle, then do the "sides", etc. always glue one side then the opposite to keep an even pull on the lace.
2. tear a strip of fabric the long enough so it will go around the entire metal ring & about 1" wide. fold the fabric around the outside edge of the ring & start stitching, securing the fabric. continue to fold the fabric & stitch all the way around.
3. cut a few more strips of fabric, about 1/2" wide & 12" long. string on beads, tie knots, tie on other scraps of fabric... whatever you wish. sew these onto the bottom of the ring. then cut another piece of fabric to sew onto the top of the ring for a hanger, or you can use a piece of string, twine, etc.
4. decorate the middle of your dreamcatcher. for this one i stitched the word "dream" into the tulle. you could also stitch on beads like i did on the one in the very first picture.