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DIY Dream Catcher For Nursery

Joana Schomer

Whether you´re a modernist, or a bohemian with a twist, there is something about dream catchers and baskets that match so well together.
This DIY project that I made, is inspired in the style of the moses baskets and having one of these dream catchers where your baby sleeps, is a hit. It´s simple yet intricate and the materials that I used where recycled and I gave life again to some yarn that was just sitting around.
So let your imagination run free and choose your favorite color combinations and I hope you get inspired by this one I made. All you need is some basic knowledge of macramé and tassel making, and voilá...It´s the perfect match to your moses basket!

For the wide gold circle, I used a base that came with a cake! Now that´s what I call recycling. It´s super shiny and thick and I saved it because I knew I wanted to use it someday.

For the wide gold circle, I used a base that came with a cake! Now that´s what I call recycling. It´s super shiny and thick and I saved it because I knew I wanted to use it someday.

What you need:
- Round base (Any material you´d like as long as you´re able to punch holes in it and that it´s sturdy enough)
- Fabric yarn
- Wool yarn
- Scissors
- Hole puncher
- Felt pom poms

Fabric yarn for the main sturcture of the dream catcher

Fabric yarn for the main sturcture of the dream catcher

Now here comes the technique.
After you´ve decided the length of your strands, it´s time to make some macrame knotting. I used 3 very basic knots (Linking tutorials for each knot - they are not mine):
- The first one is the loop that goes around the punched holes of the base, called Larks Head Knot.
- After that, I made two rows of Square Knots using four strands.
- And for the rest of the triangle shaped pattern, I used the Half Hitch Knot, all the way across. After each row is knotted, you leave one strand to the side, to start creating the descending triangle.

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For the final touches, comes the tassels. You make them the color or length you´d like and then just attach them to the side of the triangle. Add any other beads or pom poms to the very final one in the bottom. I made it bigger and mixed colors for balance and a pinch of fun.

Hope you enjoy this DIY and let me know if you give it a try. Would love to see your results and take on the oh-so popular dream catchers.
Remember to have fun and for me, these are always therapeutical. I love me a good crafty session. You can follow my other crafty projects under the hastag #ballonblanccrafts on my personal instagram page.

Featured is the Marula basket.

Featured is the Marula basket.