Dreamcatchers are not only aesthetic decorations for the bedroom. They are also believed to ward off nightmares by trapping them in their intricately woven web. You can make this amazing decor your own by adding your own personal touches to make it even more special. We at Joy-pup will present a step-by-step guide to creating an original dream catcher.
What are dream catchers?
Dream catchers are decorative items that bring positivity and hope into our lives. Dreamcatchers should capture all your good dreams and drive away the negative ones.
If you have trouble sleeping and have nightmares, or if someone close to you is having a holiday soon and you don’t know what to give them, make your own ancient Indian amulet known as a dream catcher. According to legend, the dream catcher delays negative dreams, allowing only good ones to pass through. In addition, this talisman can be a wonderful decoration for the bedroom.
The dream catcher is a totem of Native American culture. However, over the years its popularity has spread far and wide. Now it is increasingly used as a symbol of positive emotions around the world. Dreamcatchers, considered a protective symbol, are gaining more and more popularity as a gift. There is a common belief that if you give someone one gift, you will take care of their well-being and peace of mind. Some even consider dream catchers to be good luck charms.
These days, dream catchers are made from a variety of materials and come in a variety of sizes. However, traditionally, dream catchers were made from natural materials and were small in size.
The traditional dream catcher is made from a small wooden hoop made from a red willow branch, covered with cobwebs made from natural fibers or tendons. They are then decorated with sacred hanging beads and feathers.
How to make a dream catcher?
You will need:
- hoop or ring of any diameter;
- colored thread (rope, yarn, leather thread);
Step 1. Take a ring or a hoop and wrap it with a rope. Start at one point on the ring and wind the thread around the entire circumference to create the outer sheath. You can wind the thread several times to strengthen the design. Secure the end of the thread with glue.
Step 2. Make a loop and attach it to the top of the ring. This will be the top point of your web.
Step 3. Before starting the weaving process, think about where you would like to place the beads if you want them to be on the web. You will need to add them as you progress.
Step 4. Start creating a weave going from the top of the ring to its middle, forming a web. See weaving options:
Step 5. Attach the feathers to the threads at the bottom of the dream catcher. Use glue or string to secure the feathers to the threads. You can also add beads, glass beads, or other embellishments along the strands or to the bottom of the ring.
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