Oh, the art of the dreamcatcher. Boho chic DIYers and fashionistas alike love borrowing this Native American object, known for protecting folks from bad dreams. Good dreams are meant to pass through the webbing and slide down the feathers to the sleeper.
Well, we’ve co-opted the classic dreamcatcher for our own organizational tricks: The DIY Dreamcatcher Earring Caddy!
- 1 embroidery hoop
- embroidery floss
- metallic spray paint
We’re calling this tutorial a basic because it’s really about the craft of creating your own dreamcatcher. Whether you use it as an earring caddy, make little ones into earrings, or simply want to create a dreamcatcher to hang above your bed, let this be your DIY dreamcatcher hack.
The materials for this are simple. You can even use one color of embroidery floss if you like. We went for a mix of greens, blues, and, of course, pink!
Separate your embroidery hoop into two halves.
Spray paint gold and let dry. For the hoop that has the clasp or fastener at the top, you can either leave that or remove it using pliers. If you do this, use wood glue or hot glue to attach the two separated ends.
Now, time to start weaving! Tie one end of floss at the top of your hoop. Leave enough at the end to create a loop for hanging later.
From the first knot, pull your floss 3 inches to the right and wrap around the hoop. Repeat until you have a heptagon (7 sides).
Now, take the same floss and do the same thing at the center point of each heptagon side. Wrap a loop around the middle and pull to the next point.
If you want to change colors, simply tie on the new color at the same place you’re crossing a side (so you can hide the knot). Repeat the pattern as many times as you like. Tie off in the center.
And there you have it, a dreamcatcher!
We created a second one with 3 colors, and freestyled our pattern a little bit.
The nice thing about creating your own dreamcatcher is that you can totally improvise with colors, patterns, and other details. Feel free to stray off the perfect pattern course!
Now, the earrings! Simply hang them on, and you’re good to go!
We recommend using the extra long earrings for the bottom to mimic the feathers of traditional dreamcatchers.
Have you ever made a dreamcatcher? Or any other creative ways for storing and displaying accessories? Talk to us in the comments below.