This dream catcher is a really stunning piece to decorate the house, bedroom, or kids room with. This dream catcher is easy peesy to make. It’s great because you are likely to have a lot of the materials lying around the house, so it’s quite affordable too. Yay! 

What you need:

  1. Glue
  2. Paper (or foam) plate
  3. Several sheets of paper
  4. Pen
  5. Paintbrush
  6. Scissors
  7. Sticky Tape (coloured clear is preferable)
  8. String
  9. Measuring tape
  10. Hairdryer (optional)
  11. Any container to hold water
  12. Glitter – (loose glitter is preferable)

Making the Ring

To begin..

Take the paper plate and cut out the inner circle. You don’t need the outside ring. Next, on the inside circle measure two centimetres from the edge towards the inside of the circle. Do this around the entire circle, this will be your guide for where to cut for the next step. If you want, you can draw a line to connect all the dots to make it easier. Then, starting from the inside cut along the dots to form the ring.

Next..

Take a sheet of paper and cut it into strips measuring approximately 1-1.5 cm. Take the first strip of paper and secure it to the ring with tape. Wrap it around the ring and secure at the end with more tape. Try to use small pieces of the tape so as not to show too much tape on the ring. Complete this step until the entire ring is covered with paper.

Lastly.. (for the ring)

You can get a bit creative here. Grab a piece of string (quite long, approximately one metre, but the length will depend on what design you want to make). I chose to make a triangular design, but you can play around and try any design you like. If you want to do what I did, follow these instructions. Start at the top of the ring by tying a piece of string around the ring and securing it, then wrap the string around at that point.

Take the string vertically down to the bottom of the ring and wrap it around two times. Then take the string back to the top, wrap it around again and then take it to the bottom once more, but approximately 2.5 to 3 cm from the first string on the left. Repeat the same steps again, but when you go to the bottom once more move another 2.5-3 cm away. Once you finish the left side, take the string to the top of the ring and repeat these steps on the right side. Finish by taking the string to the top and tying it off on the back. Then take another piece of string, approximately 15 cm, thread it through the ring, bring the two ends together and tie it. This is for hanging the dream catcher. The ring is finished! Great work!

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Making the Feathers

Firstly..

Grab a piece of paper and fold it in half three times. Then draw a feather shape on the front of the paper and cut it out. This should give you four sets of feathers as you need two feather cut outs for one feather. Repeat this process so that you have eight sets of feathers. Next, cut eight pieces of string at 30 cm long each. Take the first feather cut out and using your paintbrush cover it in glue. Tip: Remember to wash the glue off your paint brush between use to keep it in good condition. Put one of the pieces of string directly in the middle of the feather. Make sure you match the bottom of the string up with the bottom of the feather. Then place the other feather cut out on top. Repeat this step for the seven remaining feather sets.

Next (optional)

If you are like me and you like to get things done as quickly as possible, rather than sitting around waiting for the feathers to dry grab you hair dryer for this next part. Hold onto the string. Put your hair dryer on the lowest setting and dry the feathers with your dryer. It should only take a few minutes until they are dry! Woo hoo!

And then..

Grab your glitter. Take your first feather and paint some glue onto the bottom tip, approximately 2 cm or so. Do this on both sides. Then dip the bottom of the feather with the glue into the glitter. Repeat this for the seven other feathers. Again, you can use your hairdryer to dry the feathers. Just make sure it is on the lowest setting so glitter doesn’t go every where.

Afterwards..

Take the first feather and start cutting into the feather from the outside almost to the string on the inside. Start at the top of the glitter so that it doesn’t come off. You want to imitate the look of a real feather so try to make sure that there are only a few millimetres between the cuts. Do this on both sides. Then repeat with the seven other feathers. Wa-lah feathers are done!

Finally – The last step (You made it)

With the top of the string, tie each of the feathers to the ring. Make sure the knot is facing the back. Tie the feathers an even distance apart (approximately 2.5 cm’s). Annnnnndd… your done! Great job! Now hang it up and be mesmerised by the sparkle!

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Katie has been an arts and crafts lover since birth. She also believes in equality for all and would love to make the world a kinder place. On a Saturday night you can usually find her at home working on a craft project while enjoying an awesome movie or Netflix series. Katie is also a proud Flinders University Graduate with a Honours Degree in Law and a Bachelor of Arts.
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  1. Katie Thomas April 25, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    Thank you so much Stare, what a lovely compliment! 😀

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  3. Katie Thomas March 6, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    Thank you Joelle, yeah this one is really easy and safe for kids!

  4. Joelle March 6, 2017 at 8:01 am

    This is a simple DIY to do with kids! amazing 😀

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