A little tutorial for a bohemian dreamcatcher !
When I started this blog (it’s already been 10 months!), one of my first blog post was a natural dreamcatcher DIY made with tree branches. This blog post had a huge success on Pinterest, and some of you asked for another dreamcatcher DIY with more of a bohemian mood.
The sunny days are just coming back here in France, and I found that it was the perfect occasion to make this new dreamcatcher that you all have been waiting for. I decided to use guinea fowl for the feather to give it a poetic and natural feeling.
All the process to make this gorgeous dreamcatcher is explain below. I draw many illustrations to be as clear as possible for the weaving proccess ! Happy DIY !
What you need :
1m50 of white thread, gold ring wreath/hoop (diameter 19 cm), feather, small brown beads, 4 wood beads, double sided adhesive tape, scissors
1/ Take your 1m50 of thread. Measure 27 cm and tie a knot around the gold ring wreath/hoop. This will help you out to locate the top of your dreamcatcher.
2/ To creathe the weaving, follow the instructions of the illustrations above.
Separate the thread into 8 sections as mention in drawing 3 & 4. Then follow the instructions (drawings) following the exact order indicated. Be careful to wrap the thread underneath and then loop it through, pulling it tight and secure (drawing 1 & 2).
3/ Keep weaving following the instructions. It can be tricky at first, but remember that it is always the same process.
There is no difference between the drawing 7 and 8. It only show you that you need to pull and tighten the thread.
Ending result :
4/ Finish the weaving of your dreamcatcher. When you’re done, tie a knot as indicated on the drawing number 16. Don’t trim the end now. Hold firmly your dreamcatcher using your palm. Then pull the thread tight with your other hand. The weaving is going to tighten (photo called ending result). When you’re done, trim the end of the thread.
5/ Cut 4 strings into 6 inch/14 cm lengths.
Tie a knot at the top of the strings, and add 11 small brown beads. Tie a tight knot to secure it. Then add the wood bead and tie a knot to secure it. Repeat this step for the 3 remaining strings.
6/ Tie the 4 strings to the bottom of the dreamcatcher.
Then attach the feathers at the bottom of the wood beads. In order to do that, cut 4 pieces of double sided adhesive tape, and paste them at the end of the strings. Then paste the feathers on top of the double sided adhesive tape.
7/ Cut 3 string into 9 inch/24 cm lenghts. Tie the strings to the bottom of the dreamcatcher following the picture above (cf image). Add the feathers on the end of the strings using small pieces of double sided adhesive tape (same method as the previous step).
8/ Add a feather to hide the knots on the bottom of the gold hoop. Use a piece of double sided adhesive tape (cf image).
9/ Decorate the dreamcatcher by adding feathers on each side of the gold ring wreath (cf image) using double sided adhesive tape.
Your beautiful dreamcatcher is all done !
Feel free to leave a comment if you liked this home decor DIY ♥
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Thank you for the beautifully explained tutorial. I’ve been struggling with step 7,the second round, read so many dreamcatcher tutorials,couldn’t figure out what happened there.That’s a beautiful one you have out there,love the Guinea Fowl feathers.
Thank you so much.
Hello Prarthana, thank you so much for your lovely comment 🙂 I’m so sorry to reply this late, I’ve been dealing with so many creative work on my main website (in french) and I didn’t have time to check my english blog. I’m so glad you liked this tutorial 🙂 ! Did you finally managed to do the step 7 ? If not I can send you an email with more details.
Thank you so much for your sweet words, it means a lot to me ! Yeah, I think the guinea fowl feathers add a bohemian touch to it, I love it 😀
Have a lovely day,