a dream catcher would make a lovely gift for a girlfriend, sister or mother. you could personalize it with a charm, feather or word that has special significance. there are many ways to make these, but here's what we did.
we started our dream catchers with metal rings, cotton yarn and dye from the craft store. we each took lengths of yarn, looped them into circles and laid them on parchment paper. jane made small amounts of a few colors of dye and we used eye droppers to add color to our yarn at intervals. (follow package directions for mixing, rinsing, etc.) after the dye dries, wind it tightly around the metal ring to cover it. tie the two ends together and use the ends for the hanger. follow a tutorial like this one for the center of your dreamcatcher. leave the starting and ending pieces of yarn long enough to attach paper feathers, real feathers, beads, shells, charms or whatever baubles you fancy.
we thought it might be fun to start a week or two of christmas gift making inspiration. we love to give and receive handmade gifts. we know how much thought and time has been put into these gifts, when we receive them! this will be a small series of easy, inexpensive, low waste, thoughtful gifts that anyone can make. our tiny tribe has made most of these gifts together, and they are all things we love and use. we hope you'll be inspired!
these next dream catchers started with the wrapped metal ring. we thrifted some handmade doilies and lace and attached them. julia stitched "be happy" in the center of one and jane tucked a message of hope into the other.
there is so much dream catcher inspiration out there. here are a few of our favorites:
-these triangular fringed beauties
what do you like to give as gifts?
jane + jo + julia
simple christmas: handmade gifts: 1
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