Materials for the DIY Dreamcatcher
To make a Dreamcatcher, you will need: a metal bangle or wire ring/hoop (this will be the size of your dreamcatcher, so choose wisely), yarn, string, or hemp cord (you can get ones in different vibrant colors), feathers, and a glue gun.
Tie a knot around the wire with your yarn or cord. Then start wrapping it tightly around the wire, making sure to cover the loose end. Make sure the wire is completely covered. When you’ve reached the end, tie it in a knot around it and cut it off.
Make the Center Web of the Dreamcatcher
Next, tie a knot around the hoop with a thinner yarn or cord, cutting off the loose end. You’ll want to try to get it between the wrappings so you can tuck it away. Stretch the long end of this yarn across the hoop until it reaches 1/6 of the diameter of the hoop. Create a tightened loop around the hoop by wrapping the yarn around the hoop and through the hole you just made with the yarn.
Carry on in this manner all the way around the hoop, finishing with a loop at the same point where you began. If you started making loops 1/6th of the way down the hoop, you should end up with 6 yarn lines. You’ll continue to make loops from here, but instead of doing so on the hoop, you’ll do so on the new lines of yarn you’ve created. Wrap the yarn around the hoop in the middle of the closest piece of yarn stretching across it.
Carry on in the same manner with the rest of the yarn lines you’ve already created. When you finish that row, you’ll notice that you’ve created a new set of lines with the yarn, so keep wrapping in the middle of these lines. The lines will eventually get so small that you won’t be able to find a good middle point to make loops on. You can now come to a halt and tie the yarn in a knot.
Making the Feather-Ends
Take three pieces of yarn and carefully measure their lengths because they will eventually hang from the bottom of your dreamcatcher. Beads can be strung along the length and a feather added at the end. Connect the upper end of each of these to the bottom side of your dreamcatcher so that the feather hangs down. And that’s all there is to it!