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 freepeople.com!

Photos by Julia.

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Comments

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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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