I am back this week with a super fun DIY project for the #DIYsummerIDEA series that we have been participating in on instagram. I was playing around with a few ideas and when my gal pal Jo made some with her kiddos…I knew my guys would LOVE this!! So that is what I did! I took a trip to Michaels to gather up some supplies for a fun day of crafting and got to work.
I did some sourcing on Pinterest for some kid friendly ideas and came across some fun takes on the traditional dream catcher. My kiddos wake up every now and then from a bad dream, we usually tell them to flip the pillow and it will erase that bad dream. We had also brought home some uber touristy dream catchers from a trip to Sedona and they just didn’t fit into our design style!!! So it was time to make our own…here is what you’ll need:
Yarn in various colors
or anything else you can think of to decorate your DIY Dream Catcher!!
I first laid out all of the supplies and started letting my boys pic thru what they wanted on theirs. I then made some examples to give them some ideas. I started with the dangles…I used a variety of craft supplies and came up with what you see below…so fun, right???
Next, we covered the hoops is cut pieces of washi tape
This part was super easy for them to assist with. I precut a bunch of pieces and had them put them on in whatever order and colors they wanted. Then I started wrapping yarn around the outside of the hoop in a web pattern and tied it to secure it.
The next step was to tie on the dangles
I sew a felt heart for the sample dream catcher and thought it was such a cute addition.
Here is a close up…it is just a simple stitch to close it up filled with poly-fill to give in some dimension.
another close up of the dangles…
Here it is hanging up on the wall…I love the way it turned out!!
The next few pics are the dream catchers that my boys designed for themselves…I LOVE the color combos they picked. They were so proud of their designs…they couldn’t wait to go to bed to hang them up and see if they work!!!
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Awww so cute and colorful! It will take some time to acquire all the supplies but once you have the kids can go to town. You might be able to buy those catch all craft supply buckets that would include most of what you need.
How do you get the yarn through the felt balls? Do you use a needle? Also, what kind of tie did you use to att ach the yarn to the feathers? Thanks, super cute and want to make these in my child’s classroom!