Creating a quick and easy DIY Dream Catcher with the kiddos is the perfect Summer craft with supplies you probably already have on hand. Sneak in a Native American history lesson while you wrap, string, and knot colorful floss to create your dream catcher. Tradition states that if you hang a dream catcher over your bed, it will catch the bad dreams in its net. Good dreams spiral around the web, pass through the center, and back to you. I love the new Anchor® Embroidery Floss Spools. Storage is neat and tidy with spools, no more piles of tangled floss. Perfect for crafting with the kiddos!
How to Make a Dream Catcher with Anchor Embroidery Floss Spools
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Here's what you need to make an Embroidery Floss Dream Catcher:
- Anchor® Embroidery Floss Spools – Crimson Red 0046; China Rose 0054; Violet Light 0096; Cobalt Medium 0132; Sapphire Medium 0161; Parrot Green 0255; Canary Dark 0291; Tangerine 0925
- Embroidery Hoop – 4″
- Plastic Beads – Assorted
- Pom Poms – Assorted
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Embroidery Needle
Here's how to make a Dream Catcher from an Embroidery Hoop:
To begin the DIY Dream Catcher, gather all supplies. The great thing about using embroidery hoops for this craft is that you can make two dream catchers. One from the outer hoop and one from the inner hoop. Loosen the screw at the top of the hoop, remove the inner hoop, and then tighten the screw back up.
Measure and cut a 36″ length of Anchor® Embroidery Floss Spools Crimson Red, and wrap around the embroidery hoop, tucking the cut end under as you wrap. Secure the cut end with a small dab of glue from a low temp glue gun. Continue to wrap and glue with additional colors of Anchor® Embroidery Floss Spools until the entire hoop base is covered.
Using a ruler, measure and cut a 36″ length of Anchor® Embroidery Floss Spools Sapphire Medium and secure around the embroidery hoop at one end with a knot. Wrap the floss around the outside of the hoop in a random pattern, then secure the opposite end around the hoop in a knot. Repeat with additional colors Anchor® Embroidery Floss Spools until the dream catcher web is complete. Trim any long ends with scissors, and secure the knots with small dabs of glue from a low temp glue gun.
Measure and cut two 24″ lengths of the eight colors of Anchor® Embroidery Floss Spools. Loop around the base of the dream catcher, thread the ends through the loop, and then pull tight around the embroidery hoop to create the fringe. Repeat this step with the remaining 15 lengths of floss. Thread the end of the floss onto an embroidery needle and string on a variety of plastic beads, then a pom pom. The pom poms will secure the beads. Repeat with remaining beads and pom poms, then position the embellishments in a random pattern with some at the top, middle, and bottom of the fringe.
Lay the embroidery hoop dream catcher down on a flat surface and trim the ends even with scissors. To complete the DIY Dream Catcher, measure and cut three to four colors of Anchor® Embroidery Floss Spools to 12″ lengths, and tie them onto the completed dream catcher to create the hanger, finishing with knots. Trim any long ends with scissors, and secure the knots with small dabs of glue from a low temp glue gun. I used three pieces of floss leftover from wrapping the embroidery hoop for my hanger.
Embroidery Floss DIY Dream Catcher
Anchor® Spools are available 438 solid colors and 12 multi-colors on 10.9 yard (10 m) spools, which is 25% more floss than skeins. Plus 20 popular colors are available on a 32.8 yard (30 meter) spools. Use their handy Anchor® color chart and conversion tool for shade recommendations for all cross stitch and embroidery patterns. And the spools are made from polypropylene which is a Class 5 recyclable.
Laura has created one of my favorite kid's craft tutorials, How to Make a Gods Eye with Anchor Embroidery Floss Spools. Check out the complete instructions over on her blog Me and My INKlings. PLUS get a TON of craft activities and printables to keep the kids busy this Summer.
More embroidery projects can be found sprinkled throughout my blog, but here is a couple that I know you will LOVE! Creating a Rainbow Wall Hanging is quick and easy with Anchor Stitchable Felt featuring pre-cut holes!
To get the most out of a beginner embroidery project, create an Embroidered Button Flower Bag with Anchor Embroidery Floss Spools. I'll teach you how to use just four simple stitches around fun and colorful buttons on a felt and fabric base, then glue directly to the drawstring bag.
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