Native Americans believe that the night is filled with dreams, both good and bad. The dream catcher - when hung over or near your bed, swinging freely in air - catches the dreams as they flow by. The good dreams know how to pass through, slipping through the outer holes and slide down the soft feathers. The bad dreams, not knowing the way, get tangled in the dream catcher and perish with the first light of the new day.
I wanted one for the BubbleGoth HQ really bad, so I did some research and discovered they are unbelievably easy to make. It took me about an hour and the total cost of it was around $5. Mine ended up all Marie Antoinette-esque, cause of the pastel ribbons and pearls I had laying around. I could have gone even wilder with it, by gluing pearls or spikes on the frame, but I decided to keep it more simple. It adds a cool vibe to my bed and I can't wait to make more of these as gifts. How amazing would it be to receive something hand made and this meaningful?
Here's what you need to make yours:
- 1 embroidery frame ($1.50 at Michaels)
- ribbon (or strips of fabric)
- 1 bead - The bead is woven into the dream catches and stops bad dreams from getting through.
Check out the gallery for specific instructions and pictures and don't forget to show off your own creations during MoonChild Monday!
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