There is something so beautiful and calming about dreamcatchers. I’ve seen a number of mixed media ones lately that had me drooling! There are some serious artists out there creating beautiful pieces. I’ve wanted to try my hand at a DIY dreamcatcher for a while… I decided to mix a few of my favorite handmade mediums to create my very own “Dream a Little Dream” Dreamcatcher!
What started as hand stitched hoop art, got an extreme make over with a crocheted edge, a painted hoop, beads, feathers and lace! I’m not going to do an actual tutorial on this one, mostly because the various stages took me a while, but also because its not all that hard to figure it out if you really want too. And if you don’t want too, there are fantastic artists out there that you can order your own dream catcher from! But I am going to share the basic steps of how I completed my DIY dreamcatcher.
I started by stitching “Dream a Little Dream” on White fabric with metallic gold dots. I’m slightly obsessed with this fabric at the moment and you’ll definitely be seeing more of it in future 101 Handmade Days posts 🙂
Next I ironed the the stitching and added a circular hem to it. After that I blanket stitched the edge and added a row of single crochet.
After that I painted the hoop with a metallic gold acrylic. Once the hoop was dry, I attached the stitched center piece to the hoop, basically stitching it into place by looking around the hoop and through the crocheted edge at regular intervals.
Now for the “tails” 🙂 I dipped white feathers in gold and glittered acrylic paint and tied them to gold twine. I cut thin strips of the same white with metallic gold dot fabric.Strung beads on gold twine. Cut lengths of various lace embellishments. All of these were wrapped around the hoop and trailed down from the dream catcher.
I absolutely LOVE the way this turned out and can’t wait to get it in the mail to my sister for my nieces room! This DIY dreamcatcher, along with the crocheted owl stuffie I made for her, will be going in the mail today and should arrive just in time for Abby’s birthday 🙂
In the mean time, I’m trying to decide if I need to make another DIY Dreamcatcher for our bedroom! What do you think I should stitch on it if I do make another one?