Todays DIY is how to make a giant dreamcatcher!
I've been eyeing up giant dreamcatchers on Pinterest for a while now and decided to have a go at making my own. They are pretty easy but require a little patience!
I made giant ones using plastic hoops you can buy from toy stores or online, like these ones from Hoop Bunny. It doesn't matter on the colour or design of the hoop if you are going to cover it, either in string, ribbon, leather or spray paint. Just find the hoop size you would like.
Making your dreamcatcher is really simple. Glue one end of your string (I got my balls from the pound store, they don't have to be expensive), and keep wrapping it around your hoop, until all of the plastic is covered. This is the most time consuming bit, and you will want to glue a quarter circle intervals just incase your string breaks or comes loose. Then following the diagram above, create loops around the outside of the hoop, at regular intervals. When you reach the beginning simply loop it through the middle of the section. (The diagram explains it better than I ever could!) When you get to the middle, either add a stone, or simply pull the strings taught and tie off, (This is what I did).
When you've reached the middle and tied the string off, you will have a lovely dreamcatcher! Woop Woop!
The next part is to decorate the bottom of your dreamcatcher, I've used various ribbons, string, lace, beads, feathers etc. You can use the colours to match your theme or just use bits you've found.
I had some little wooden birds that I've glued on, really anything goes!
Tiny bits of lace also look lovely tied into the middle.
Don't worry if your pattern isn't perfect, I quite like that mine is a little more 'rustic'!
I had some feathers from an old fancy dress costume, and sprayed them gold with spray paint, before adding gold glitter using pva glue. I found that one side of my feathers were more shiny than the other, so I added glitter to the matt side.
Little silver stars glued onto the same string that makes the dreamcatcher add a little bit more sparkle to the fringing.
Ric-Rac, bells, beads etc all look great as the fringing, plus the bells make a lovely noise in the breeze.
I've looped my ribbon and fringing onto the hoop, this means I can change the colours depending on the season or the occasion, but feel free to tie yours on.
This was the second hoop I made, I love the shape in the middle! (Even if this was unintentional!)
Pink ribbons were added to my second hoop! They look beautiful fluttering in the breeze!
I would love to see your dreamcatchers!! Send me your pics to Hello@totallypinnable.com