Sometimes my daughter surprises me with what she creates. A month ago she brought me a dreamcatcher that she made. She had built up a small collection of dreamcatchers that she had purchased at garage sales and they inspired her to make one for herself. Using an embroidery hoop, some yarn and odds and ends she made her own version. Then she made some more. And some more that the began to hand out as gifts.
She offered to do a tutorial for ATG. Here's what you need:
- Inner ring of an embroidery hoop (ours are thrifted for 20¢ each)
- 4 pieces of yarn, embroidery thread or craft wire - each strand 2 feet long
- charms, findings, crystals, feathers, rocks, etc.
Cerys made this dream catcher for me so I chose some findings that I picked up from Jacki's yard sale last Friday.
I only gave her three charms to keep it simple. I found some vintage ribbon and gave it to her to finish off the dream catcher. What I love about this craft is watching her creativity flow without any direction from me. Who would have thought with craft supplies costing around 50¢ that something so beautiful could be created. I hung it up next to my bed last night and I must admit I only had good dreams.
This craft took about 15 minutes from start to finish.