Wednesday, April 4, 2012

DIY doily dreamcatcher



This is a variation on Lune's doily dreamcatcher...see her original post here. I absolutely love how this one turned out. Here are the steps and supplies I used to make mine.


Supplies: hoop (I got mine at the craft store), string (of some sort - I used hemp), doily (thrifted or found at a craft store), and embellishments (feathers, beads, charms, ect.).


1. Using a small piece of string, attach one point of the doily to the hoop. I secured it with a double knot.


2. To make sure that the doily stays even and taught, tie one end and then tie the opposite end (do this all the way around). For the points that were below the halfway point, I used long strands of hemp that I could embellish later. For the top half I used short pieces and trimmed them.


3. This is what it will look like as you go...


4. When you're done tying the doily to the hoop, add embellishments. To secure my feathers to the string, I first strung a bead...


5. ...then, I stuck the end of a feather inside the bead. This helps keep the bead in place without it sliding around.


6. Pull the feather through the bead enough so that it is secured.


7. Keep adding beads and feathers until you are satisfied with the result.



Let me know if you try this DIY - it's so easy and the results are beautiful! I can't wait to experiment with more!
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11 comments

Meg said...

I so need to try this! Looks super easy and cute! LOVE IT!

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Teddi said...

indy this turned out beautifully! i looked at the link creations too. so inspired. i got my shabby apple dress. i took photos, but haven't posted them yet. i will send you link when in do though. :)

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Nav said...

thats a great and easy DIY :)

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Josie said...

This is such a cute DIY! I would never have thought of using a doily, I like how something that is usually associated with formality is transformed into something that's kinda free, know what I mean? xxx

Ciara Baron said...

Oh, that's beautiful!

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Sam said...

Hi sweetie, how have you been...I love the new blog design, its terrific. Wow, you have recreated the dreamcatcher so beautifully, I'm thinking how great a gift it would be!

Joyce said...

The DIY is so cool, the dream catcher is so beautiful :)

Bonnie said...

I think that dream catchers are beautiful, and I like the story behind them.

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Anna G said...

I use to love making dream catches back in the day. It's so whimsical.

Laura UP IN THE CLOUDS said...

hi indy! thanks for ur comment on my blog... i absolutely adore y ours! ive been wanting to try this doily thing for A LONG TIME now and a whole bunch of other DIYS like yours... ive just been so lazy tho. but wen i try it out i'll let you know ;)

-laura

www.lauraupintheclouds.blogspot.com

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