Thursday, September 26, 2013

DIY macrame dream catcher

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You'll need: One embroidery hoop,embroidery floss, white yarn, hemp, scissors, & wood veneer feathers
This dream catcher turned out to be super fun and actually really easy. First I followed the instructions found on this website for creating the weaving inside the hoop. I only used one piece of my embroidery hoop so that hopefully I can do another craft with the other piece! I added the pink in the middle to add a pop of color (and because I ran out of white.... as I say in my art classroom "turn a boo boo into something!").
Once my dream catcher was completed, I wrapped hemp around the outside of the hoop to cover up all of the wood. I used a thicker grade of hemp for this section, though you could use thinner hemp. I left a section on the bottom to tie on my yarn. 
When creating the macrame section of my dream catcher I tied on a few pieces of hemp and a few pieces of different colored embroidery floss-pink, hot pink, and yellow- to add some variety. I then filled the remaining space with long strips of white yarn. I then tied knots to create a macrame effect. I started with a knot in the middle and then did the two furthest outside knots so that I would have a guide for where my other knots should go. I did two layers (this also prevents tangling!!).
Once I was finished I added some wood veneer feathers to the bottom for a finishing touch! I just loved the way it turned out. It looks really nice hanging in my bedroom. Plus while I was working on it Erin and I couldn't help but run around the house singing "Mac-ra-uh-uh-uh-uh-may" like how they pronounce Macklemore in his song Can't Hold Us. We love Macklemore.
Have you made a dream catcher lately? Perhaps had any crazy dreams?
-a clover & a bee
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Unknown said...

I love dreamcatchers. These are absolutely awesome.

Jes |

Caitlin said...

Love it! You girls are great!

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