One type of project that never seems to go out of style is dreamcatchers. They seem to be the one project that either every DIYer has already completed or is the next project on their ''DIY to do list''. The reason why I think dreamcatchers are popular (in terms of the DIY community) is that you can really customize the whole thing to fit your unique style.
When trying to come up with this month's project, I started thinking about dreamcatchers and how you could really customize them to be anything you wanted. Then I thought it might be fun to create a pumpkin or fall inspired dreamcatcher!
So today I'm going to be showing you how to create a dreamcatcher inspired by all things related to fall.
Let me be the first to tell you, that the dreamcatcher that I'm making today is a bit different from your traditional dreamcatcher. For example, the first thing that you probably noticed was the change in base shape. Usually for a dreamcatcher the base shape is some-sort-of hoop, like an embroidery hoop. To change things up a bit, I decided to use clay and a cookie cutter to create a pumpkin shape based.
Along those same lines, usually a dreamcatcher has string being wrapped around the hoop base in some-sort-of intricate pattern. To keep that same effect, I grabbed a stencil that was the pattern of lace and layered it over my clay (which you will see in the DIY). This technique mimicked the pattern of the intricate string of a traditional dreamcatcher but was much easier to create.
You will notice that at the bottom of the dreamcatcher, I tried to keep the traditional look of beads and feathers. However, I alter the look just a bit by using different materials. For example, instead of using traditional feathers I used wooden veneer feathers. I also used fall inspired paper die-cuts from Simple Stories! This fall pack (called Sweater Weather) provided so many cute pieces which worked really well together and add that extra ''kick'' to the dreamcatcher.
To find out how to make your own Pumpkin Inspired Dreamcatcher, just check out the full tutorial below!