November 15, 2012

Guest Post: Feathers and Leather

Today, Ashlie is sharing with us how to make an amazing dream catcher using supplies from the craft store. I can just see a few of these in a cluster hung from the ceiling in the corner of a room. I might even put a holiday spin on this. Hope you guys enjoy this project, I can't wait to make my own!

The Dream Catcher

According to Native Americans, dreams that humans have while they sleep, are sent by sacred spirits as messages.  According to their Legend, in the center of the Dream Catcher there is a hole.  Good dreams are permitted to reach the sleeper through this hole in the  web.  As for the bad dreams, the web traps them and they disappear at dawn with the first light. For some, they try to determine what messages are being passed onto them and what the message represents. 
Materials (all purchased at Hobby Lobby) 
Assorted Feathers, Bronze Colored Bird Charms,  Black Coated Cording, 
Metal Craft Hoop, Suede Cording, Thick Suede Strips
Start out by securing the cord to the metal hoop and begin weaving or webbing the cord in and out of the hoop. Free hand your cord to see what design you end up with or weave a pattern. The best thing about this project, is that you can't really go wrong. Complete customization. 

Next, wrap the suede cord around the hoop. 
 Once covered, it is time to customize your sweet dream weaver.
I will say that the decoration portion of this project can be a bit tedious, but hopefully the finished product will be well worth it.
I decided to use my new trinket as a festive door hang...
Sweet Dreams are made of Feathers & Leather!

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