When wondering what hoop-like materials I could use to make perfect dream catchers, I realised that I had a bunch of old bangles lying around that were absolutely ideal for the job. This is a great way to recycle old, unworn jewellery into something even more beautiful.
Step 1: Start Wrapping Your Hoop
Tie a loop in the end of your embroidery thread. Glue the knot of the loop to the bangle so it sticks upright, and then use the remainder of the embroidery thread to start wrapping the bangle, adding a small amount of craft glue to secure.
Step 2: Finish Off Hoop
Continue wrapping the entire way around the bangle before ending the embroidery thread in a knot around the hoop, securing with some glue.
Step 3: Start Knotting
Knot the thin silver cord around the hoop, again securing with some glue.
Step 4: Trim Cord
Knot the cord again and cut off the remainder of the cord.
Step 5: Start Tying
Knot the cord again a short distance away from the original knot.
Step 6: Tying Continued
Secure the knots with glue as you go along.
Step 7: Continue Knotting
Continue knotting the cord around the hoop periodically, until reaching just before the original silver knot.
Step 8: Start Second Set of Knots
After knotting all the way around the bangle, knot the cord inside the first loop. Continue knotting the cord inside every loop.
Step 9: Add a Bead
To add a bead into the dreamcatcher, simply thread a bead onto the silver cord and continue knotting as usual.
Step 10: Finish Dreamcatcher
When the dream catcher is the size you'd like, secure the end of the cord by knotting twice and cutting of the excess cord, securing with a spot of glue.
Step 11: Make More Dream Catchers
Make enough dream catchers for the length of the garland you'd like. Add beads and feathers to the bottoms of the dream catchers.
Step 12: Create Your Garland
Tie the dream catchers onto the thicker silver cord, adding beads in between to decorate.
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