This isn’t your typical dream catcher! This beautiful, customizable work of art is a daily reminder of your hopes, dreams and aspirations. Fill it with everything that’s important to you and change it out as your dreams come true. It’s so easy to get so caught up in the day to day chaos that we forget what it is that we’re really working towards. Who couldn’t use a little daily reminder of their goals? And with an endless array of fabrics and colors, it’s sure to be an eye-catching addition to any room. Dare to dream big!
If you enjoy the simple DIY feathers in this post you’ll definitely like our Reusable Car Air Freshener feathers! This post also goes along with our other wall decor in DIY Frugal Bedroom Wall Ideas.
NOTE: We purchased a group of Fat Quarters (Pack of 18″ x 22″ rectangles) and used 4 of the 5 patterns given.) The dream catcher is very customizable to your own taste and colors.
- Wood Floral Craft Ring 18″
- Hot Glue gun and lots of sticks
- Chicken Wire with 1″ holes. aprox. 20″ square which will be cut to fit the ring
- Wide craft sticks (we used these to hold the chicken wire in place)\
- Wire Cutters
- Small white clothespins aprox. 2″ long.
- Braided Gold Trim to glue to feathers. Cut into approximately 11″ 13″, 18″ and 22″ pieces.
- Cardstock for feathers
- Feather pattern download below
Paint one side of the wood floral craft ring in the color of choice. We used white to fit with our color scheme.
Be sure to cover the edges of the ring with paint. Apply additional coats as needed.
Cut strips from the fabric, approximately 1-2″ wide and 18-20 inches long.
Keep in mind that the strips will overlay one another when complete. Lay the cut pieces out, overlapping edges, until the desired look is acquired.
The fabric pieces should fill approximately 1/4 of the ring, as shown.
Apply hot glue to the painted side of the ring and begin applying fabric strips.
Layer the strips of fabric about 1/2 an inch over one another, working from one side to the center at the base of the ring.
Once fabric reaches the base, begin at the opposite side and work towards the center again. The final pieces of fabric should be applied over the bottom (middle) of the ring.
Once fabric is applied, flip over the ring as shown.
Apply a generous amount of hot glue to the back of the ring and pull fabric around.
Pull tightly to ensure a smooth finish. Additional hot glue may be needed to hold down rogue edges.
Remember that this is the back and perfection is not necessary.
Lay the piece of chicken wire across the back of the ring and bend flat. Using wire cutters, trim the chicken wire to fit inside the ring. Be sure that the wire is cut as close to the edge as possible without being visible from the front. This gives ample room for adhering the wire to the back of the ring.
Once complete the wire should appear as shown. Be careful when handling wire to prevent pokes!
Using scissors, cut the wide craft sticks in half.
Apply a generous amount of hot glue on top of the chicken wire and press the craft stick pieces down onto the hot glue to hold the wire in place.
This requires a bit of patience as each piece must be held in place until dry to avoid a broken seal.
Little trick: use office binder clips to clamp pieces in place until dry.
Move around the ring, applying additional glue and sticks.
Print the FREE DOWNLOAD onto colored cardstock of choice. We used white and grey cardstock to fit our color scheme.
Be sure to cut inside the black line so that the finished feathers are nice and clean.
Lay the ring right side up and smooth out the fabric pieces. Starting at the center, trim the fabric up to each side at an angle.
This creates a beautiful tapered look when hung.
Measure and cut the braided trim into 4 pieces. (11″, 13″, 18″ & 22″)
Apply a small dab of hot glue to the edges to prevent fraying.
This gives a nice clean end to the trim.
Apply a line of hot glue down the center of each feather cutout.
Lay the gold trim over the hot glue with the finished (glued) end at the tip of the feather. When dry, gently fold the feathers inwards using the trim as the center. This gives them a lovely three dimensional look when they hang.
Gather the ends of each piece of trim and line them up on the ring. Placement is really based on preference. We chose to hang ours slightly off center. Once placed, apply hot glue behind the trim and then hold into place until dry. Be sure that there is 1-2 inches of trim hanging above the hot glue.
Flip over the ring and apply hot glue to the back of where the trim is overhanging. Pull the trim ends through the wire and press into hot glue to hold in place. Pull tight for a smooth finish.
Using wire cutters, cut off half of each pin on the thumbtacks. These little guys can go flying! So be sure to angle the pin downwards, towards the table, when cutting.
Place a drop of hot glue into the pre-made holes on the craft ring.
Insert the cut thumbtack into the hot glue.
Finally, using small clothespins, fill the Dreamcatcher Vision Board with hopes, dreams and aspirations. Check out our FREE DOWNLOAD of positive words to get started!