Boho Doily Dreamcatcher DIY

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Something about January (and the prospect of a whole extra day in 2016) gets everyone thinking about goals, resolutions and dreams.  What better time to make a dreamcatcher.  Not the kind that catches bad dreams.  The kind catches good dreams and vibes and helps make them become a reality.  I’ve made colorful dreamcatchers with stenciled feathers for I Love to Create, taught classes on making them at TOMS for Darice and even tweaked the idea into a wreath for the DIY Network.  Needless to say this project is easy, quick and somewhat addicting.  Grab your doilies and let’s go.

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SUPPLIES

Embroidery hoop

Doilies

Ribbon

Yarn

Embellishments

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Use yarn to attach your doily to the embroidery hoop.

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Embellish the hoop.  Yarn, tinsel, ribbon, pompoms – most anything will work.  Use glue or attach with more yarn or string by wrapping it in place.

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Create a ‘tail’ for your dreamcatcher like this lovely student I had at TOMS Austin.  Use feathers, ribbon, beads, yarn and more.  The more random the better.

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No really go crazy.  You could even use some Stencil 1 stencils and felt to make your own feathers like I did for I Love to Create.

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There is no right or wrong way.  Each one like these students from TOMS will be unique.

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If you are feeling really inspired take this idea a step further and make a wreath like the one I dreamt up on DIY Network.  Embroidery hoops could easily be used in place of grapevine wreaths.

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Now go catch those 2016 dreams and make them a reality!

 

 

 

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