Last updated on October 25th, 2018 at 09:52 am
A DIY dream catcher adds softness and whimsy to any home decor — and there’s no weaving involved in this version!
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I’ve been vaguely obsessed with all the beautiful DIY dream catchers I’ve been seeing around. So I decided to make one of my own. My house tends toward a more simple, geometric style and I thought I could add a little softness and whimsy with a DIY dream catcher, made with a simple embroidery hoop, woodcut leaf, and a bunch of ribbon and trim — plus a little gold Deco Foil!
DIY Dream Catcher Supplies
- Embroidery hoop
- Wood leaf (or something similar)
- Various ribbons, trim, rick-rack, lace, etc.
- Gold Deco Foil
- Deco Foil Liquid Adhesive
- Deco Foil Spray Adhesive
- Super glue
DIY Dream Catcher Directions
I don’t have a lot of how-to pictures for this project — it was one I just began one evening without thinking much about it, but I love it so much that I had to share. I also wanted to make sure I shared was the way I used Therm O Web’s Deco Foil in three ways on this project—on the embroidery hoop, on the wood leaf, and on the feathers.
For the embroidery hoop and the leaf, I just used my finger to roughly brush on some of the Deco Foil liquid adhesive, and waited about 45 minutes. Then I pressed the foil (gold side up) over the hoop and leaf. When I lifted it up, the foil stuck! I love how it looks.
For the feathers, I used the spray adhesive and my iron. I covered most of the feather with a piece of scrap paper and sprayed just the ends. I let it dry for about a minute, put the gold foil over the feather, a piece of vellum, and then ironed it on low. The heat activated the spray adhesive and the gold foil stuck to the feathers. So cute!
Once I had everything foiled, I made my dream catcher. I used twine to suspend the leaf in the embroidery hoop. This would work with a metal ring or other shape as well. I just happened to have some wood leaves — I honestly can’t even remember where they came from!
Then I just looped some of my trim to the bottom of the hoop, and used super glue to adhere some others. I glued the feathers to some twine and adhered that as well. It was so easy!