How to Make a Dreamcatcher

Dreamcatchers are a sacred Native American object that are used to encourage good dreams. 5-Minute Crafts created a guide so you make your own dreamcatcher and say goodbye to your nightmares.

What you will need

  • 2 plates: a big one and a smaller one
  • Cotton or polyester thread — in at least 2 different colors
  • Box cutter
  • Seed beads
  • Scissors
  • Fake feathers
  • Pendants
  • Cardboard — big enough for the size of the dream catcher you want

Step 1

Place the bigger plate on top of the cardboard and cut a circle with a box cutter but don’t remove it from the remaining cardboard.

Step 2

Put the smaller plate at the center of the circle you just cut and cut it all around with a box cutter as well.

Step 3

Remove the larger circle from the cardboard and take the middle out so you’re left with a hoop.

Step 4

Choose some thread in a color you like. Start by placing the first end of the thread, like it’s shown in the example, and wrap it up all around the hoop until it’s fully covered.

Step 5

Take some thread in a different color. Create a loop around any part of the hoop and secure it with 3 knots, starting with one of the edges of the thread.

Step 6

Then go all around the hoop making the movements shown in the example. Make sure to leave some space in the inside part every time you make a make a loop (the space is indicated in the picture).

Step 7

When you reach the edge, pass the thread through the spaces/holes that were left in the previous step and pull the thread. Go all around the hoop.

Step 8

After doing this, pass the thread through the smaller holes that were created (as indicated in the example). Again, pull the thread after each turn. Keep doing this action toward the middle in all the spaces you encounter along the way.

Step 9

Once you reach the middle, the knitting process is complete. After that, slide the seed bead through the thread right toward the center. To secure everything, start with creating a loop around the bead. Then pass the thread tip through that loop and pull the thread. Tie a knot at the base of the seed bead. Repeat the knot for extra security.

Step 10

Cut some pieces of thread and place some seed beads, feathers, and even pendants in the middle. Attach them to a piece of the thread that’s connected to the hoop, tying them with 2 knots. These are the pieces of thread that will be facing the floor.

Final Result

If you’ve done everything correctly, you should end up with a dreamcatcher that looks close to the one above.

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