We love this’ DIY Dream Catcher Wind Chime tutorial. What is a dream catcher and who did it get started, you may wonder. What is a dream catcher? In Ojibwe history, dream catchers were made with nettle-stalk cord which represented spider webs and hung above baby’s crib to catch and hold anything evil. You can read more about it here. We actually had dream catchers growing up and always felt safer for them. A very sweet tradition which we carried down to our children as my 7 year old daughter loves her dream catcher dearly. Hope you love Jes’ version too.
Hello all, Jes here just stopping by today from My DIY Envy. When I’m not refinishing furniture I like to create simple DIY home decor projects. I’m currently getting ready to sell furniture in a boutique but I had this idea pop into my head. I couldn’t wait to get started because I knew how easy it would be to turn this dream catcher into a wind chime. You can use a number of items to recreate this easy DIY outdoor decor project.
I had already made the dream catcher but it is easy to make too. We made them for a wedding reception I helped with a couple of months ago. One day, while sitting outside with the boys, I noticed the lack of any decor in our backyard. We have a table and some chairs but nothing else to make it feel like another room in the house.
I would be nice to have an outdoor rug and a few potted plants for our new patio. Those are bigger projects to tackle at a later time but a wind chime is a perfect addition to an outdoor safe. They don’t always cover up sounds of traffic and neighbors but give you a beautiful sound closer to home to focus on.
First off, to make the dream catcher you need a wooden embroidery hoop, doily, and string. Weave the string through the doily to attach it to the embroidery hoop. Then you can use feathers and ribbons for added decoration. Turning the dream catcher into a wind chime was easy. Once you have the dream catcher made you just want to add things that will make pretty sounds.
One really easy idea is to use glass beads from the dollar store. Use twine and hot glue to attach. Loop the twine around the bottom of the dream catcher and cut it to your desired length. Glue glass stones two at a time down the twine. When you get 2 or 3 strands of glass stones you want to make sure they are placed so that they can actually hit each other in the wind. Here’s a photo to show how I attached the stones to the twine.
Items you can add to your DIY wind chime:
- seashells, seaglass
- antique spoons
- wooden beads
- skeleton keys
- bottle caps
- copper pipe
Once you have the doily in the embroidery hoop this project only takes about 10 minutes to make!
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