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Turn old bangles into pretty dream catchers
When wondering what hoop-like materials I could use to make perfect dream catchers, I realised that I had a bunch of old bangles lying around that were absolutely ideal for the job. This is a great way to recycle old, unworn jewellery into something even more beautiful.

Posted by Lauren from Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa • Published See Lauren's 101 projects »
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  • How to make a hanging garland. Dream Catcher Garland - Step 1
    Step 1

    Tie a loop in the end of your embroidery thread. Glue the knot of the loop to the bangle so it sticks upright, and then use the remainder of the embroidery thread to start wrapping the bangle, adding a small amount of craft glue to secure.

  • How to make a hanging garland. Dream Catcher Garland - Step 2
    Step 2

    Continue wrapping the entire way around the bangle before ending the embroidery thread in a knot around the hoop, securing with some glue.

  • How to make a hanging garland. Dream Catcher Garland - Step 3
    Step 3

    Knot the thin silver cord around the hoop, again securing with some glue.

  • How to make a hanging garland. Dream Catcher Garland - Step 4
    Step 4

    Knot the cord again and cut off the remainder of the cord,

  • How to make a hanging garland. Dream Catcher Garland - Step 5
    Step 5

    Knot the cord again a short distance away from the original knot.

  • How to make a hanging garland. Dream Catcher Garland - Step 6
    Step 6

    Secure the knots with glue as you go along.

  • How to make a hanging garland. Dream Catcher Garland - Step 7
    Step 7

    Continue knotting the cord around the hoop periodically, until reaching just before the original silver knot.

  • How to make a hanging garland. Dream Catcher Garland - Step 8
    Step 8

    After knotting all the way around the bangle, knot the cord inside the first loop. Continue knotting the cord inside every loop.

  • How to make a hanging garland. Dream Catcher Garland - Step 9
    Step 9

    To add a bead into the dreamcatcher, simply thread a bead onto the silver cord and continue knotting as usual.

  • How to make a hanging garland. Dream Catcher Garland - Step 10
    Step 10

    When the dream catcher is the size you'd like, secure the end of the cord by knotting twice and cutting of the excess cord, securing with a spot of glue.

  • How to make a hanging garland. Dream Catcher Garland - Step 11
    Step 11

    Make enough dream catchers for the length of the garland you'd like. Add beads and feathers to the bottoms of the dream catchers.

  • How to make a hanging garland. Dream Catcher Garland - Step 12
    Step 12

    Tie the dream catchers onto the thicker silver cord, adding beads in between to decorate.

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