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Big and small dream catchers
This is my very first dreamcatcher that I made, is about 5 inches in diameter.
My mother-n-law bought an dreamcatcher that had a wounded Indian in the center and mentioned that she would like to have one made with the Crimson tide mascot. So this is what I came up with from gestimation work. I gave it to her as a X-mas gift. It is about 20 inches in diameter, I think. These are actually quite easy to make.

Posted by Creativemind from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States • Published See Creativemind's 116 projects »
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  • How to make a dream catcher. Red Dream Catcher - Step 1
    Step 1

    This is what you will need.

  • How to make a dream catcher. Red Dream Catcher - Step 2
    Step 2

    First use a small dab of gel glue or hot glue to hold yarn/string to hoop while wrapping.

  • How to make a dream catcher. Red Dream Catcher - Step 3
    Step 3

    Then just continue to wrap around hoop tightly.

  • How to make a dream catcher. Red Dream Catcher - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut and glue end of yarn/string to hoop at starting point.

  • How to make a dream catcher. Red Dream Catcher - Step 5
    Step 5

    Where the starting and ending point of the wrapping, use embroidery thread, I use DMC floss of contrasting color. Tie in double knot and cut off excess.

  • How to make a dream catcher. Red Dream Catcher - Step 6
    Step 6

    Depending the size of your hoop, you will have to gestimate how much floss you will need to do the weaving. Go from outside and behind loop with threaded floss and through hoop as shown.

  • How to make a dream catcher. Red Dream Catcher - Step 7
    Step 7

    Do this all the way around the hoop until you get back to starting point, making sure that the weaving is evenly spaced.

  • How to make a dream catcher. Red Dream Catcher - Step 8
    Step 8

    At starting point,thread through behind the first loop. and continue the previous step again all the way aroun

  • How to make a dream catcher. Red Dream Catcher - Step 9
    Step 9

    Continue step 8,again all the way around with the wrap directly in the center of the loop that you are weaving, and pull tightly. Use thumb and index finger to hold in place while weaving the next loop.

  • How to make a dream catcher. Red Dream Catcher - Step 10
    Step 10

    Go as far to the middle as you like with the weaving. At last loop that you weave, thread through the loop that you just weaved and pull tight to form a knot, then cut. Sorry guys, I tied the knot before I took a pic of it. Will try posting it later, of course I will have to make another dream catcher. Tiny knots are not so easy to get out.

  • How to make a dream catcher. Red Dream Catcher - Step 11
    Step 11

    Again depending on the size of your hoop, you can add as many strings, and as long as you want them for hanging your feathers. I only used 3 because this is a small hoop, BTW was only 50 cents at Hobby Lobby. Wrap around the inside weaving, tie in double knot and cut off excess.

  • How to make a dream catcher. Red Dream Catcher - Step 12
    Step 12

    I like to make sure that they are basicly all the same length.

  • How to make a dream catcher. Red Dream Catcher - Step 13
    Step 13

    Use floss (I used ribbon of contrasting color which you can too is you choose) to glue or tie to top of hoop.

  • How to make a dream catcher. Red Dream Catcher - Step 14
    Step 14

    Thread on beads add a dab of hot glue to end of string.

  • How to make a dream catcher. Red Dream Catcher - Step 15
    Step 15

    Quickly add 2 feathers to glue and slide beads down over feathers and glue. Be careful, remember the glue is hot or use the gel glue, which I have never tried for this step. Which is worse, burned fingers or ones that are glued together?

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Bella
Bella · Forks, Washington, US · 36 projects
Awesome!
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Reagan T.
Reagan T. · Granite Bay, California, US · 8 projects
This is really pretty! Definitely gonna make this!! Happy

P.S. Burned fingers are worse. They hurt. Glued-together fingers are just entertaining.
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Creativemind
Creativemind · Tuscaloosa, Alabama, US · 116 projects
It's been so long ago, but I think I might have gotten them from Wal-mart or a craft store.
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Ellie
Ellie · Eatonton, Georgia, US · 3 projects
where did you get the feathers from? I can only find fake plastic feathers, nothing that's real, or even looks real.
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Jaythorne
Jaythorne · 7 projects
This looks amazing!! I can't wait to try this!! Happy)
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Jelly Jam
Jelly Jam · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 21 projects
what kind of hoop did you use?
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risellyna
risellyna · Bandung, West Java, ID
weww i really want make this
it's so nice
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Vivian P.
Vivian P.
Wow.....I really need this thing......I've been dreamed about zombies and corpses all month long.....Yuck!
Thanks anyway
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Creativemind
Creativemind · Tuscaloosa, Alabama, US · 116 projects
Thankz Linsey, I guess I'm just a fast learner
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Linsey
Linsey · Byrnes Mill, Missouri, US · 8 projects
Not everyone's first dreamcatcher comes out perfect Mi. Mine didn't. I taught myself to make them.

I really like yours Creative mind. It's really pretty!
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