Throwback Crafts: Dream Catcher

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by Eileen Farley, A.C. Moore Craftologist

Throwback Crafts: Dream Catcher

Raise your hand if you want to make bad dreams go away! Take a lesson from an ancient Native American tradition: use yarn, feathers, beads and an embroidery hoop to make a dream catcher! Sweet dreams! #TBT

Project Details

  • Level:beginner (8 + up)
  • Time:about an hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Create Web: Separate the outer and inner rings of the embroidery hoop. We will only use the inner hoop (the one without the screw). Wrap a piece of yarn around the hoop three times and cut. Tie one end to the hoop in a knot. Cover the knot with glue and trim end. Wrap the yarn around the inside of the hoop any way you want. (Tip: this is the web part of the dream catcher, so think of it as creating spider web.) Add beads in different places as you wrap. When/if you want to change colors, just tie a knot and tie on the new color yarn. Remember to put glue on all the knots before trimming the end. This will keep them from coming undone. Keep wrapping until you are satisfied with how your web looks.
  • 2
    Make Fringe: Tie three lengths of yarn from the bottom of the hoop. Add beads and feathers to the hanging lengths of yarn. To keep the beads from sliding, add a dab of glue to the yarn then slide up the bead over the glue.
  • 3
    Add Hanger and Embellish: Cut three 7 inch pieces of yarn for the handle. Fold the pieces in half and holding the ends together, tie a knot about 4 inches from fold. Separate the yarn pieces and tie around the top of the hoop. You can also wrap the outer part of the hoop with various yarns or leave it bare.
  • 4
    Share: Show us how you'll fend away bad dreams! Snap a photo of your dream catcher and send it to us #ACMooreInspired

Project Details

  • Level:beginner (8 + up)
  • Time:about an hour

Project Supplies

  • •Nicole™ Crafts 5 inch Wood Embroidery Hoop, Nicole™ Crafts Large Wood Beads Multi-Color 45 pc., Nicole™ Crafts 9 mm Pony Beads Opaque Multi-Color 1000 pc., Assorted Yarns & Feathers
  • •Elmer's Washable White School Glue 7.625 oz., Scissors & Tape