I’ve been loving feathers lately and finally got around to creating a project around them. Legend has it dreamcatchers filter out bad dreams and only allow good thoughts to enter our minds. Traditionally, they were placed above children’s beds to protect them from nightmares while they were sleeping. The web catches and filters out bad dreams and the good dreams slide down the feathers to the sleeping child. While I don’t believe they are magical (obviously), they are really cool looking and their story is sweet.
Here’s what you’ll need to make one:
- Foam Wreath
- Silhouette CAMEO
- Textured Cardstock
- A natural fiber, such as Jute twine
- Burlap, cut into 1-2″ strips
- Hot Glue Gun
- Circular Embellishments (optional). I used pearly pieces meant for jewelry crafting. These probably have a technical name but I have no idea what you call them. 😉
- Silhouette Shapes Used: Dreamcatcher (the center web part only), Assorted Feathers (I used this one, this one and this one)
Start by hot gluing strips of burlap around the wreath. Measure how big you need the “web” design to be to fit your wreath and cut it using textured card stock (I used a brown color). Hot glue to back of wreath.
Cut out 9 feathers in various shapes and sizes.
Cut the twine various lengths and glue one end of each of 3 pieces to wreath. Glue 3 feathers to the other end of each piece of twine. Glue on the circular pearly embellishments.
Hang it up and let the good vibes flow! 🙂