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DIY Dreamcatcher by Stacey Roberts

As much as I love crafting just about anything with the kids, my choices tend to run to the activities that are both simple and that have a pretty end result. This project ticks all the boxes for me, and the kids love choosing beads, ribbons and feathers to personalize their own.

What you need:

DIY Dreamcatcher

  • A hoop
    • I found this one at Spotlight but you could use whatever you have on hand, or even weave some young twigs into a circle
  • string/yarn/twine
  • beads
  • ribbon
  • feathers
  • anything else you can think of to decorate with!

How to:

DIY Dreamcatcher

With your circle, you can opt to twist ribbon, felt, yarn, fabric or some other decorative strip around the perimeter. I left this gold one plain to match the beads, but the possibilities are endless.

DIY Dreamcatcher

With your centre yarn/string/twine, tie one end to where the top of your dreamcatcher is going to be. Tie it fairly tight as you don’t want it to come undone or the whole thing will!

Pull the yarn tight down the right hand side of the circle to just about halfway. Tie the yarn in a simple knot like so:

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Continue tying small knots around the edge – one at the bottom, another halfway up the left hand side, and then back at the start again.

DIY Dreamcatcher

Tie the yarn in a knot as you have been doing in the centre of the yarn between the first and second knots.

Do the same again along the next length of yarn.

DIY Dreamcatcher

Continue along in all the centres around, adding beads where you want.

DIY Dreamcatcher

Finally, when you reach the centre, tie a double knot.

Trim the yarn.

DIY Dreamcatcher

Now decorate with ribbon, feathers, crystals, pretty stones, scraps of fabric – the possibilities are endless!

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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