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DIY Desktop Dream Catchers

We’re always looking for fun ways to decorate our desk spaces at work, and these mini dream catchers do just that!  I was inspired to make them after seeing these incredible beauties that our store display team made for our Costa Mesa store:

diy dream catchers

Brigette happened to have some leftover fabric from her reupholstered chair that I was able to cut little pieces of, and it worked perfectly.  This is also a great project to use old crochet or vintage doilies for!

diy dream catcher

diy dream catcher

The only other thing you need are twigs from a twig wreath, which I got at A.C. Moore.   I just pulled it apart and used a small section of it.

diy dream catcher

Using a needle and thread, sew the crochet doily to the twig wreath using each point of the doily, and wrapping the thread around the twigs so you’re simultaneously holding the twigs together as well.

diy dream catcher

diy dream catcher

diy dream catcher

For the pieces hanging down from the dream catcher, I used thin strips of fabric and attached them to the twigs with a needle and thread.

diy dream catcher

The result is a very shabby-chic dream catcher, don’t you think?

diy dream catcher

diy dream catcher

It fits in nicely at Brigette’s desk :)

diy dream catcher

This was so easy I decided to make another one, and for this one I really wanted to dip dye the crochet doily.  Luckily we have a dye room here at Free People, but this could be done very easily at home, too!  I love how the purple color came out.

diy dream catcher

diy dream catcher

If you don’t feel like making your own dream catcher, we have some really amazing larger ones coming in later this week, so keep an eye out on!

Photos by Julia.

Other related posts: Light Bulb Vase DIYDreamcatcher DIY

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delainey -August 29, 2012, 9:50AM

wow, i’m really on the same page as these crafty girls, i made a bunch of parasols over the winter and used some very similar techniques.

i also just commented last week about your “thought bubbles”, i used the same methods in one of my installations, you can check that out on my website

love the blog!!!!

! -August 29, 2012, 11:07AM

Yes! This tutorial is super helpful since I am starting to craft a dreamcatcher as a wedding gift. Really need to get my hands on some doilies. Thanks FP!

Mary R. -August 29, 2012, 12:37PM

So cool!! Thanks for sharing! I’m inspired! Love!

muhammad daniyal -August 29, 2012, 9:53PM

i am looking your crafts it is looking beautiful.

tanielle -August 30, 2012, 10:09AM

This is just so beautiful. Amazing.

Ashley Feucht -August 30, 2012, 10:50AM

These are gorgeous, and the twigs give them a rustic style. Great idea! I love these DIYs :)

Chiara -August 30, 2012, 10:51PM

Love this DIY! and I like how it isn’t the typical native style dreamcatcher. Not that I don’t like them, just a nice change :)

Zoe -September 13, 2012, 5:26AM

I love making these, I made large ones but these petite ones are lovely.


Vicky -September 21, 2012, 10:50AM

I know this is sort of old but gosh darn I LOVE THESE AND ALL YOUR DIY’S OMG OMG OMG

SoNa -September 23, 2012, 9:22AM

Super!!!! Thank u! I do it!!!!

Elizabeth -September 29, 2012, 7:11PM

I just made this today! Mine isn’t a mini catcher but I still love it. I bought the doilies at Jo-Ann’s fabrics, as well as the grapevine wreath and the fabric strips! Haha the best place ever. Your DIYs have inspired me to make my room more shabby chic and vintage. I’m redoing my room but I decided I am going to make most of my decorations.

liz -October 1, 2012, 4:45PM

I used this DIY as the basis for a jewelry project. It is my version of a wearable dream catcher. I used a vintage doily and called it Heirloom Necklace..
Here is the blogpost on my DIY jewelry project…with credit to FP for inspiration!

Diana -November 11, 2012, 7:04PM

I love the lace and the insert of the dreamcatchers, making some of mine like this! Thanks for sharing!

Sunshine -December 23, 2012, 3:55PM

It’s so pretty, but is there a pattern for the doilies? I wanted to make my own!

Sarah -December 28, 2012, 11:57PM

I have been wanting to make these guys for a while, and I finally did some for Christmas gifts! Thanks for the tutorials ladies! :)

mary @ B&G JOURNALS -February 26, 2013, 6:43AM

dreamcatchers are my weakness and i LOVE this diy—great idea!

Anonymous -October 7, 2013, 3:15PM

MORE white appropriation. Aboriginal culture trivialized and used as decor.

P.S. Why was my last comment deleted instead of addressed? an’t stand hearing the uncomfortable truth?

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