Happy New Year everyone!! I am excited to be on WordPress in 2019 and see what some of my favorite site’s posts this year. I will be starting off this year with a dream catcher DIY but, with a unique twist to start off 2019!! Also, I will be recycling some old materials to save them from ending up in the trash. You can make this DIY from recycled materials and use it as a decoration in your room. I hope you enjoy my post and let me know in the comments below what you think of this because this is my first time making a dream catcher.
- Hot glue gun
- Hot glue sticks( 3 to 4)
- Old headband
- Old scrunchie or thick string
- Anything that could be hanging from the dream catcher( feathers, beads etc)
- Any other decorations that you would like to add(optional, I put a bow clip see picture below)
Step one – Take the end of the headband and connect it together making a circle. Then, hot glue it well enough so it stays together.
Step two- You must use a thick scrunchie if you are using one or you could use thick strings and wrap it around the headband. I think string would be easier but, I went for the scrunchie. If you are using a thick scrunchie or hair tie, cut a slit in the middle big enough so the headband can fit in the pocket of the hair tie or scrunchie. Then close the pocket with hot glue.
Step 3- Here comes the unique part!!! On top of a glass trace the circle of your headband covered with string or scrunchie using hot glue. Then, do patterns in your dream catcher using hot glue. This replaces the string you would normally use to make the patterns and makes it easier to draw on the really difficult patterns rather than making them with strings. You might want to lightly draw your circle and pattern using a pencil first so, you don’t make a mistake. As you can see in the picture, I went for a simple design but, you can make some really nice and complicated ones.
Step 4- Carefully pull the dream catcher pattern out so it doesn’t rip off. Next, using hot glue, glue the pattern to your circle that you made using a headband.
Step 5- Create a small handle using hot glue then glue the handle to the top of your dream catcher.
Step 6- Now, hang the feathers beads and other decorations you have at the bottom of the dream catcher using hot glue. For mine, I used an old Fourth of July red necklace and cut it up and organized it to make it the way I want it to be. You can find these necklaces at the dollar store and they can be used in multiple DIYs.
And that’s it-you are done! I decided to paint my handle brown and that is optional and it is up to you. You can even paint a pattern on the dream catcher.