How To: Valentine Doily Dreamcatcher

Why give a boring old card this Valentine’s day when you can give a Valentine that actually “Catches Dreams”?
This pretty dreamcatcher can decorate a space all year long and would make a lovely nursery mobile. I’ve hung this one in Emma’s room, ensuring her sweet slumber.
Simple to make and can be customized with objects and colours that have meaning to you.

You will need:

1x Metal ring or embroidery hoop (pre-paint with spray paint or nailpolish – optional)
2x Heart shaped paper doilies (round or cotton crochet can be substituted)
Pearle cotton embroidery thread
Feathers
Beads (I’ve used Hama beads from Ikea)
Strong fast drying craft glue
Scissors

How to:
1. Gather your supplies. If you can’t find heart shaped doilies in your party supply store, try online.
2. Make a hanging loop and tie off with a knot. Secure with a dab of glue.
3. Take your embroidery thread and wrap around hoop to create a web. Keep going until you are happy with the design.
4. Tie off the loose end and secure it with a dab of glue. You may also want to glue the spots where the thread wraps around the frame to prevent slipping.

Making the feather tassels.
Cut a length of embroidery thread about 20cm (10″) long and thread 3 beads on it.
5. Dab a small drop of glue to the top of 2-3 feathers
6. Stick down the end of the thread to the top and slide the beads down over the feathers
7. A small drop of glue to secure the beads
8. Make three in total

9&10. Glue on the doilies to each side of the web. (Feel free to write a love message on a doily before this stage)
11. Tie on the feather tassels, shortening to desired length and secure knots with glue.

 

All done! Look how pretty it looks moving in the breeze.

Who will you give your Dreamcatcher Valentine to?

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