Looking for a charm to protect you from your bad dreams as you dream on-the-go? Look no further! Here’s an easy to follow diy for Dreamcatcher Earrings!!
Collect some materials to create and embellish your dreamcatcher. Native Americans would decorate their dreamcatchers with items that were sacred to them, such as feathers and beads, so using items that are meaningful to you will make your set of dreamcatchers even more special. Some items you will need include a pair of bangle bracelets, earring latches, scissors, a hot glue gun , yarn and/ or string, twine, beads, feathers and some dreamcatchers as inspiration. As you can see, I have these items pictured below. ( As a heads up, I didn’t use the piece of lace or the feathers for this project, I decided to use them to create a bigger dreamcatcher. Personally, I thought adding feathers to my dreamcatcher earrings would make the earrings larger than I wanted them to be-but if you would like bigger earrings or have smaller feathers I definitely recommend it!)
First, tie a knot with the twine around the bangle bracelet and secure with a dab of hot glue. Begin to wrap the twine tightly around the entire bracelet. (I didn’t use glue again until I wrapped the twine all the way around the bracelet, where I secured it once again with a knot around the bracelet.) Instead of using twine, you can also use yarn, string, or leather. I personally chose twine, because I liked the texture and color of it. (I wanted to go with a more neutral/natural look for my earrings.)
Now it is time to create the netting/web in the center of the bracelet. I found this to be the trickiest part, especially because I made one earring at a time from top to bottom so I had trouble remembering what I had done the first time. Don’t get frustrated if it doesn’t work the first time. It honestly took me some time to get the look I wanted, so be patient and try again. If you want to try a approach you can wrap yarn around a bangle randomly or attach some lace. Hopefully these instructions are easy enough to follow along, if not here are some other instructions I found provided by savingmorethanme that does a great job in describing this technique. Remember, you don’t necessarily have to use yarn you can use string or any other material you can think of.
Begin by tying a knot with the yarn around the top and securing it with some hot glue. Then begin by taking the yarn and weaving it towards the right by going under the bangle and pull it over the bangle. Continue the under-over motion until you have the desired number of loops. Be sure this number is even ( I had 8). Wrap the yarn around the top of the bangle (where you began the looping process) and secure with a knot.
Continue weaving the yarn by doing it through the looped yarn rather than the bangle itself. Continue doing this until you reach the center. Once I got to the center I added a button, you can do the same, or add some beads.
Now lets add some string above to attach the earring latch. I took a small piece of string folded it in half and looped the string around the bangle. I then stringed some beads on either side and tied the string onto an earring latch and secured with hot glue.
I did the same thing on the bottom of the bangle by adding string, yarn and plenty of beads! There is no right way to do this so have fun and don’t be afraid to try something new!
What do you guys think? In what other ways can you incorporate dreamcatchers than just hanging up in your bedroom?
I would love to see the dream catchers you’ve made!