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I really don't do much DIY for the home. I have friends who are wizards when it comes to doing the coolest stuff and it looks really fun to have a lot of custom design around the house. So when this months challenge was coming I figured it would be a great opportunity to do something nice. And then I couldn't think of one single thing I wanted to make until I saw a picture of a beautiful dreamcatcher on Pinterest. 

I had a dreamcatcher in my room when I was younger, I guess they were in style back then. Now I'm seeing them again but in new versions. I decided it would be fun trying to make one. I have been embossing shrink plastic before with great results, just remember to shrink first and emboss after because it curls up and the embossing can be a bit wonky after that. I made small beads to decorate my dreamcatcher with the shrink plastic by punching out circles and hearts with my hand punches and holes with a smaller hole punch.

I embossed the tiny hearts in Fuchsia Fusion, the larger round beads in Calypso glitter and some small circles in Vintage Romance.

I also had some feather dies that I used to make some feathers, since every dreamcatcher should have feathers. They are hard to see because they are embossed in just a tiny bit of the Vintage Romance and the tips in Calypso Glitter. I attached them and the beads to gold thread and let them hang down mixed in with the ribbon.

Some of the tiny beads I weaved in to the web in the center. I picked translucent colors to let them catch the light, and the glitter makes it really pretty! The frame is made from the lid of a plastic jar, I just cut out the middle and wrapped some ribbon around it.



  1. Fantastic make! The weaving of the centre web looks difficult though...

    1. Thank you! It's really not that hard, the thread wanted to tangle a bit but the technique was easy enough. There are lots of video tutorials on YouTube and photo tutorials too. It's basically just wrapping around in a certain way. Nothing fancy at all 😊


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