: How to Make a Dreamcatcher

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The most beautiful gifts are made by hand, with love.  Channel your creativity by making this beautiful dreamcatcher from found objects.

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Things you'll need:

1. 3 sticks

2. assorted feathers/shells/beads/crystals for decoration

3. scissors

4. coloured or natural string

5. florists twine

Steps:

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1. Place sticks in a triangle formation.

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2. Using florists twine secure your frame together, tying the stick ends to make a triangle shape.

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2. Once your frame is secured tightly you can begin weaving.

3. Tie a secure double knot at the right side of the top joint of your frame using string.

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4. Form a 'u' shape with the string and feed your string under and through, pulling tight.

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5. Continue this step, making sure the sections created are equal in length, and the string is being pulled tight.

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6. Once the first layer of weaving is completed on the frame, continue the same action using the first layer of string as the base instead of the frame.

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7. Continue weaving the pattern to grow your web. You can decide whether to leave a large or small hole in the center. You can also add gems or beads as you weave.

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8. Once the weaving is complete it's time to decorate! Use feathers, crystals, beads, shells or anything else you have.

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9. To secure the feathers: use glue on the feather tip and wrap the tip in string. Tie the end of the string with the feather to the bottom of your dreamcatcher.

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10. Repeat this process for shells & crystals. Make sure they are wrapped securely and tight.

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11. To finish, tie a strand of the florists twine to the top joint of your frame and secure a loop to hang your dreamcatcher.

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Sweet dreams!