DIY Colorful Dreamcatcher

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DIY Colorful Dreamcatcher

My six-year-old son started complaining one day that he was having bad dreams, and he asked for a dreamcatcher. Well, I've never made dream catchers but I immediately saw the opportunity to make one of our own. It took several nights for our new creation to work. It's not that easy! He kept complaining of the bad dreams so we hung it on another wall, and we did several rituals before going to bed. The most helpful one was telling him to think about really nice places he wants to go, like the beach or Disneyland. When the bad dreams came, we hoped those places would be in this mind.

After making the dreamcatcher for my son I wanted to make many different ones! There are so many ways a dream catcher can be made. I wanted to make a very colorful one, so I came up with these cute designs, perfect for a girl! But you can always change the colors and ornaments to fit your son's tastes, too.

What you'll need

  • 1 metal ring (5" diameter)
  • 3 rolls of different-colored twine
  • Colorful feathers
  • Pre-cut foam shapes in the same colors as the twine

How to make it

  1. DIY Dream Catcher step 1

    Cut about 10 feet off one of the twines and roll it in a little ball. Using the end of this twine, tie a knot around the metal ring.

  2. DIY Dream Catcher step 2

    Roll the twine tightly around the metal ring. Cover all the metal.

  3. DIY Dream Catcher step 3

    When you've reached the knot, tie another knot and cut the twine, leaving enough to hang the dreamcatcher.

  4. DIY Dream Catcher step 4

    To start making the "web" of the dreamcatcher, use a different color of twine. Roll about 2 feet of twine in a little ball. Tie a knot at the beginning of the ring (where the hanging part is) and then loop it around the whole ring several times. Make it slightly taut.

  5. DIY Dream Catcher step 5

    After you have gone around the whole ring, go in again and loop in the same way on the middle of each previous loop. Continue around the ring.

  6. DIY Dream Catcher step 6

    After you have finished this second time, cut the twine and and tie it in with a new color so you can start 2 more webs around the ring.

  7. DIY Dream Catcher step 7

    Tie a knot when you are done and cut the twine close to the knot.

  8. DIY Dream Catcher step 8

    Time to add feathers and ornaments. Tie knots to the tip of the feathers and hang the twine on the bottom part of the ring. Glue 2 foam pieces of the same shape together, adding the twine in-between, then hang it from the bottom of the ring.

  9. Colorful Dream Catchers

    Add at least 4 hanging ornaments and feathers, using twine of all different lengths.

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