Introduction: How to Make a Dreamcatcher!!

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helloo! Today I am going to teach you how to make a dreamcatcher. Before starting I know there is A LOT OF pictures. It's because I wanted it to be easier for you to follow the tutorial steps and understand clearly. Hope you enjoy this DIY dreamcatcher :)

Step 1: Materials

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  • some feather
  • some beads
  • needle and thread
  • a bracelet or anything circle
  • a thicker thread

    *if you are wondering the bracelet that I used was 7 cm wide and the thread that I used to wrap around was 160 cm.

Step 2: Wrapping

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Basically wrap the thread around the bracelet.Double secure it in the end.

Step 3: Loops

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Start from wherever you want and secure it.Then all you gonna do is loops.When you get to the end secure it.It has a heptangular shape if you want it to be more detailed you can make a octagonal or decagonal shape.

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Continue doing the loops.I always make a second loop each time to secure it better.

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When you get to the end secure it and continue making the loops.

Step 7: Final Look

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When you're done it should look like this

Step 8: Feathers

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Step 9: Done!

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This is the result.If you want it to look more detailed make a octagon or a decagon when you are making the base.Hope you enjoyed :))


Charlotte_Fiebig (author)2017-01-02

This is so cool! Can't wait to try it, although I'm planning to make it a fair bit smaller. Do you have any handy tips for when I make it smaller? Thanks heaps, Charlotte.

Bluet14 made it! (author)2016-10-03

Inspired in your dream catcher but much smaller!!

hinagiku (author)Bluet142016-10-05

it looks awesome :O usually it's harder when the ring is smaller but seems like you nailed it !! well done :)

Bluet14 (author)Bluet142016-10-03

Didn't count the points...

suzibick (author)2016-09-12

My sister just sent this to me.. Can't wait to try it!! I have always wanted to learn how to do this.. What do you mean by 10 points or 7 points??

cokecola (author)2016-08-23

Traditionally the dream catcher is anchored to the ring at 10 points , uses a willow branch and is not wrapped with yarn.

Myrian1 (author)cokecola2016-08-23

How do I figure the 10 points and what's wrong with yarn?

brabonle58 (author)Myrian12016-08-29

Actually 10 is incorrect. 7 or 8 points are the usual number of points.

brabonle58 (author)cokecola2016-08-29

I was wondering where. you got the number 10 from.A tradional dream catcher has 7-13 points with 7 representing the 7 nations or the 7 grandfathers. 8 is also common and reptesents the 8 legs of the spider. So saying that 10 points is somewhat untrue. Also although red willow is the preferred branch to make one, grape vine is acceptable as it is naturally growing.

brabonle58 (author)cokecola2016-08-28

I was wondering where you got the number 10 from. I've never heard of that pecific number because it is an odd number for the Native Americans.

unicorngirl4444 (author)2015-03-11

I don't think I did it right.... Too hard:)

och (author)unicorngirl44442016-08-24

Looks great, but you made a "Nightmares inducer" instead of a "Dream catcher"

Ahnnastaysia (author)2014-08-20

This is perfect! I have a large metal ring, some hemp rope, and candy beads and I've been looking for a good dreamcatcher tutorial. Thank you so much for this. :)

Do you mean candy beads like the kind you can buy on cheap elastic and eat as you walk along or sit reading or whatever? Dream catchers are a lot of work for something that will not last. If bugs or mice don't get to them, the kids will. They've always been my kids' favorite candy and I like them myself. I'd suggest glass, wood, clay,or even paper or plastic if you plan to use beads. (There are youtube videos on how to make paper beads. We have a lot of fun making them.)

hinagiku (author)Ahnnastaysia2014-08-20

and thanks for your comment :))

expogini (author)2016-07-06

very nice work. i also try it

Alyssa108245678 (author)2016-05-26

This is so cool to do as a school project I love this project so much!!!!!!!!!!

GHETONDAM (author)2016-01-29

looks great,,, must try,,I really like it!!!!!

hinagiku (author)GHETONDAM2016-01-30

thank youu :)

unicorngirl4444 (author)2015-03-11

I dont think I did it right....:)

EricT28 (author)unicorngirl44442015-10-01

What happened to that thing?

weedfromzion made it! (author)2015-08-26

THANK YOU for this tutorial its very useful i made this dreamcatcher with your tutorial and i'll give it as a gift to my best friend thank you again i love love it very much :))

hinagiku (author)weedfromzion2015-08-29

thanks for your lovely comment! I love giving dreamcathers as gifts too and I'm sure your friend will love it :))

Miette0900 (author)2015-06-02

Oh I'm sorry, It says! This is the best tutorial I've found, about to try it :)

Miette0900 (author)2015-06-02

How long should the piece of thread be?

WoodsyGirl (author)2015-05-01

Thank you, excellent instructions! I prefer your "finished circle" appearance as opposed to the open spiral.

For anyone interested, here is a native Ojibwe website telling about the origin and lore of dreamcatchers: There are also instructions available if you would like to learn the open spiral design.

unicorngirl4444 (author)2015-03-11

forwood111 (author)2014-09-01

Thank you for this detailed project, I will be making these out of all kinds of stuff.

Dakota Joel98 (author)2014-08-21

Wow way beyond my skill level, but still cool!

JENNIE D (author)2014-08-21

Thank you, I just found some wild grape vines growiing in our woods and thought about a large dream catcher. This will work great.

Pilgrimm (author)2014-08-20

Great project, and wonderful pics! I've made these for my friends' children for years. In case you don't know, and no one else has said anything.... Dreamcatchers were originally made by Native American mothers to hang over the cribs of their infant children while they slept. The dreamcatchers caught all the "evil spirits" while pleasant dreams could pass through the hole in the center. So don't make the holes too small! To everyone who knew this, my apologies!

hinagiku (author)Pilgrimm2014-08-21

hahah I know :D I am really into native american culture and stuff and I love dreamcatchers even though I don't really belive it.Thanks for your comment :))

twilightfox (author)2014-08-20

I love this!

hinagiku (author)twilightfox2014-08-20

Thank you :)

psaldou (author)2014-08-19

I'm going to have to try this with my daughter!

hinagiku (author)psaldou2014-08-20

if you struggle you can watch some youtube videos :))

houdinitedjuju (author)2014-08-19

I have always wondered how these are made-thanks so much. And I love all the pictures; it makes it so much easier to understand the process. We have an Indian motorcycle and my husband has been wanting a key chain and a large dream catcher for the sissy bar. Now I can do it. You rock!

hinagiku (author)houdinitedjuju2014-08-20

oh thanks :D you can watch some videos on youtube while you're making it that really helps :)

Horef (author)2014-08-19


hinagiku (author)Horef2014-08-20

thanks :))

Adron (author)2014-08-19

Not bad at all. I've been making dreamcatchers for years now. I must admit your instructions were as clear as the ones I was first given.

hinagiku (author)Adron2014-08-20

hahah me too thanks :))

khardinger (author)2014-08-20

wow it Looks great

hinagiku (author)khardinger2014-08-20

thanks :))

emilyvanleemput (author)2014-08-18

They are so cute!

hinagiku (author)emilyvanleemput2014-08-18

thank youu :))

szwgns (author)2014-08-18

Gonna have a try sometime

hinagiku (author)szwgns2014-08-18

great :))

Souny (author)2014-08-18

lovely, thank you

hinagiku (author)Souny2014-08-18

thank you too :))

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