Small Dream Catcher

This small dream catcher is made from recycled materials left over from other projects.

Dream catchers are traditionally a Native American craft and were made to protect against bad dreams they make pretty decorations for any room in the house.

They look great hanging in a window especially if you add faceted glass beads to catch the light.

This is the third page in the series on how to make dream catchers.  If you would like to start at the beginning of the tutorial go to how to make dream catchers part 1

Small Dream Catchers Tutorial Page 3


To add your bead to the center just thread the cord through the bead.

Thread the cord through a loop in the web on the other side of the bead.

Thread the cord back through the hole in the bead and through a loop in the web, tie a knot to secure.



To add feathers create a loop in a length of cord insert the end of the feather then pull tight.

Here I have used skeleton leaves in place of feathers.

They are tied to the ends of one length of cord.




Fold the cord in half and pass the loop through the web at the base of the dream catcher. 

Then pass the ends with feathers attached through the loop and pull tight. 


To add a cord to hang the dream catcher.

As I used an old curtain ring for this project I kept the closed hook in place to add the hanger.

The principle is the same though for adding a hanger to the hoop.

Take a length of cord and fold it in half. Tie a knot in one end as shown in the photo.




Pass the loop through the hoop or closed hook.

Then pass the knot through the loop, pull the knot to tighten the loop and secure the hanger.

Your dream catcher is now done.


Mia’s Craft Ideas


You can add more beads to your dream catcher if you want to.

You will need to thread the beads on the cord before you start weaving.

You can then move them up along the cord and into the web as you weave.

Either use a random pattern or space the beads evenly throughout the web.

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