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Powhatan Dream Catchers

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Perfect for gifts or college dorm decor, these beautiful, unique, easy-to-make dream catchers can be color-coded to match your accents. It doesn't cost any money, if you have the supplies around the house, which you may.

Additional instructions for 1/2" or 1/4" mini-dreamcacthers on step 12.
 
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Step 1: What you need

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For this project, you will need:
-Yarn and string, the same or contrasting colors
-a ruler or tape measure, preferably for sewing
-scissors, preferably sewing scissors
-The little plastic ring that is around the neck of a screw-on milk bottle. (you get this off by prying thte left, then the right sides until it comes off. It WILL ruin your nail polish!)
-Beads of the same or contrasting color to the rest of your supplies
-A sharpie (fine-point for a speckled look, regular or thick point for a soft look)
-Feathers, three down feathers, taken from a pillow or coat. Please use feathers from a pillow or coat that you own. I don't think you want to be in jail for stealing down feathers from department store coats. Try to have the feathers be big, full, and fluffy, and all the same size. You are going to color them with sharpies, so you will need
-a plastic bag to work on. You will not be happy (and neither will your wife/mother) if it gets on your rug.

Step 5: Tie off and loop

Tie the string end to the first string end, at the base, then tie them to each other again, forming a loop.

Cut off the ends.
mew629003 years ago
wait huh?
I loved your tutorial, here's how mine turned out!
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SugarTeen52 (author)  harlequincricket3 years ago
WOW =DD THanks for showing me!! So cool =)
iLightning3 years ago
Awesome instructable! I got my first dream catcher in one try! Thank you so much!
SugarTeen52 (author)  iLightning3 years ago
Wow =D I'm glad! Good job! You should post me a picture!
Small old bracelets could do.... or the round thingy at a keychain! That's good......
SugarTeen52 (author)  Ejstructables4 years ago
 Oh, you're right.  Interesting ideas!
kooplah4 years ago
Wow I love these, they look great. I can't wait to try and make one.
Thank you so much for this tutorial, I just made my first one, now im gonna make them in all different colors for everyone I know. (And I LOVE that the ring is a bottle piece!! I had fun raiding my fridge, instead of trying to pick out rings at a craft supply store)
SugarTeen52 (author)  Lady Steampunk4 years ago
Awesome!! Thank you for telling me and using it!! The instructions were clear and everything? You should post pictures =)
The instructions were perfectly clear! I wasnt exactly sure how to secure the middle bead, so most of them hang loose, but they're still awesome. I've already had 3 stolen by family, lol. I posted them on my deviant art, if you wanna see how many I made this afternoon, lol. http://chivalricspook.deviantart.com/art/Tiny-dreamcatchers-123951455
SugarTeen52 (author)  Lady Steampunk4 years ago
Wow!! They look great!! I'm honored... XD Did you color those feathers?
No, actually I decided they were cute enough already and didn't color any. If I get some white feathers in my bag of feathers I totally will though.
LucyFur4 years ago
I love making these so much! Thanks for the instructions! <3
this'll be a nice gift to give...:D thanks for the tutorial!:D
Dibgoat4 years ago
I love this design! I've made two already and they look lovely. I can tell already I'm getting addicted! The only thing I had trouble with was plucking feathers long or big enough to be useful. I went at my down comforter for a full fifteen minutes and couldn't manage to pull more than a few scraggly feathers out. But my sister happened to have a bag of feathers for a school project, so I trimmed a few of those down and used them instead. Still worked nicely, I thought, but I would have preferred the more natural look of the down feathers.
SugarTeen52 (author)  Dibgoat4 years ago
Haha yess, it's certainly a big pain to find good feathers =) I usually used pillows or coats; maybe that affects it? I'm so excited that you actually made some though!! You should put up pictures =)
queen roo5 years ago
wow!!! these are beautifullll!! love themmm!
krisp7235 years ago
this is so cool! i love dreamcatchers so thank you! for the middle part, are you just twisting them or do you knot them?
SugarTeen52 (author)  krisp7235 years ago
Thanks! I just twist them, but if you have the patience to knot them, that might create a cool new, slightly different look. =)
u can use da round part from an old specker off an old radio dey really do come out nicely ~_~ ~happy craftin'~ -Ivy
heyitskalee5 years ago
I remember at a girl scout camp making these. i think we used really bendable twigs from trees. for some reason, i could never make them correctly. i'm going to try again.
lnj8885 years ago
so beautiful
Zayai7 years ago
Good idea. Is here another thing that you can use as ring?
SugarTeen52 (author)  Zayai5 years ago
I haven't found anything else, and many people are saying that they haven't thought of anything else to use as a ring.
I used a hanger once to make a full-sized one. It looks great if you have the time.
Doctor What5 years ago
They're so teeny! Simple too!
Cuute thanks!
Freaking brilliant, I never knew what to do for the ring and now that I do this is great.
I like the reuse of the plastic ring, good idea!
Clever, imma make one =D
Sunbanks6 years ago
That's so cool looking! I'm going to make one sometime.
thnderkat237 years ago
Thanks for the post. I think the varying colors are a great idea! I found another page where you can make a dream catcher for kids I haven't tried it yet, but I've emailed it to my sister to do with her little boy.
SugarTeen52 (author)  thnderkat237 years ago
Oh, good. I'm glad. Does your nephew like to do crafts? Crafts by small children are always sweet, especially when they give them as gifts. I'll be posting more pictures of different size dreamcatchers soon. Unfortunately I don't have string length approximations, but they are very nice dreamcatchers, and my mom hung one up in her room.
nice idea, tis may be kinda dumb but what if you put it on earring hooks?
SugarTeen52 (author)  littlesamurai7 years ago
Yeah, that's a good idea... this particular size would be too big, but maybe one made from the plastic hook on the neck of a 1-liter soda bottle... I was actually thinking about that. You would also have to use thread or something finer than the string used in this instructable for the weaving, and smaller feathers.
SugarTeen52 (author)  SugarTeen527 years ago
I'll be doing a collaboration soon, actually, with someone who made miniature dream catchers using my instructable. They'd be small enough to be earrings.
jtobako7 years ago
with a crochet hook (a tiny one) and sewing thread you can get several rows of stitching/web. with tiny hoops, they make interesting earrings (1/2 inch? or so)
SugarTeen52 (author)  jtobako7 years ago
Yeah, try it! Send a picture!
my wife lost them probably ten years ago or so. i'll have to make up some new ones if i can find a tiny (0 or 00?) hook again.
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