Shirin

I'm a self-confessed home decor addict and I just love French, Victorian, Country and Shabby Chic designs & styles. Balancing simplicity and elegance is what I love the most. Always having lots of fun along the way!Thank you for stopping by and I hope LVB gets you busy with creativity!

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6 Easy steps to catch your Dreams!

I have been meaning to write this one for long, but between running behind a naughty toddler and working full-time, I barely have the time to get to this one! So after almost a year, I have finally taken out time to make it! I'm so excited with the result! I love it so much!

Now, we’ve all seen a few dreamcatchers off lately and before I share how to you can make one, I’ll share a bit of information on what they are.

In some Native American cultures, a dreamcatcher is a handmade willow hoop, on which a net, fabric or web is woven and it also includes feathers or beads. It is considered as a protective charm that is meant to be hung above your bed.

The reason for its popularity is because it’s believed that it catches bad dreams.

The two versions are - Some believe that the good dreams would slip through the hole in the middle and slide down the feathers to fall on the individual sleeping and bad dreams would be caught in the web, never reaching the sleeper.

Thus, the dreamcatcher is thought to protect the individual sleeping and bring spiritual dreams. However, the other version being good dreams are caught in the web and the bad dreams pass through the hole.

So how do you make one?

This is what you will need to make your very own Dream catcher –

1. Lace, Ribbons and fabric.

2. Beads or feathers in a variety of shapes and colours of your choice.

3. Needle and thread.

4. A hanging loop or an embroidery hoop.

5. Fabric glue.

Here’s what you do –

1. Wrap ribbon or suede or leather around the hoop to cover it.

2. Weave a simple white string around the hoop.

3. Weave your next row through the first row.

4. If you want to add some extra elements you can add beads to the string as you weave. Keep weaving the next row and the next till you reach the center of the hoop.

5. Tie the string off at the center of the web. or tie it to the center with a bead or a even a cute button.

6. Add a hanging feather or tie ribbons or lace at the bottom of your dream catcher. Glue them on if required. I prefer tying them in varied ways just to keep it interesting!

That’s it! It's that simple!

Then you hang it some place special, where it catches all your hopes and dreams.

LVB Tip - You can always use a fabric instead of weaving the thread around the hoop. to make it even simpler and super easy to try out. All you do is then tie ribbons at the bottom of your hoop!

These are awesome as wall hangings and prove to be very creative pieces of decor for your home.

I love the traditional use of these whimsical pieces.

I have hung one in my son’s room and made a few for my study room too!

Create them for your little one or for your favourite rooms.

I hope you have fun making these! Would love to hear from you on how your dreamcatcher turned out. Let me know how you go or if you have any questions?

I will leave you with some lines of of my own –

A world of my own, a place to call home | A life time of memories with magical dreams....

xoxo

Shirin@LVB

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