The other day while skimming ( who am I kidding- stalking) Facebook, I saw where a friend of mine had made a dream catcher using an old doily, ribbon and an embroidery hoop. I thought that looks so easy and is so unique I have to do one for myself.
But as most ideas I see, I didn’t have the materials on hand or so I thought. Sure I could have rushed to the store and bought doilies and embroidery hoops and ribbons but instead, I decided to wait. And I am glad I did.
You see I am in the middle of decluttering my house. Each day I got through each room and pick 25 things that can be donated or trashed. You will be amazed at what we have collected. So far I have had a bag of trash a day and there is a box of clothes and a bag full of school supplies ready to be donated. I got the motivation for this decluttering challenge from the book “The Good Wife’s Guide Embracing Your Role as Help Meet” by Darlene Schacht.
While on my decluttering journey this week I came across two of the doilies that my mother-in-law, whose is from Mexico made for me. I thought this would be something unique that the girls could put in their rooms from their Abuelita (grandmother).
Side note: I know what you are thinking right now, wait you have three daughters how come only 2 of them get one. Well at the time I only found 2 doilies but don’t worry right after I made these I found 2 more so now both Maddie and I can have one.
These dreamcatcher doilies are really quite easy to make.And don’t worry if you don’t have the supplies you can always look for them at yard sales, thrift shops, buy them online or you can make them yourself. Here is a great place to look for doilies, embroidery hoops, and ribbons.
The first thing you need to do is gather your supplies.
You will need
- a doily
- different kinds of ribbon
- an embroidery hoop
Make sure that the embroidery hoop is the right size for the doily before you start. Next you want to take your ribbon and attach it to the bigger one of the hoops. This is normally the one that has the screw on top. I just make a loop and pulled the ribbon through it. Next place your doily inside your hoop. This part is a little tricky as the ribbons sometimes get in the way. Then put both pieces of the hoop together. There you have it, Vintage Dreamcatchers. I think the whole project took me less than 30 minutes to do both of them.
- a doily
- Different kinds of ribbon
- An Embroidery hoop
- Make sure that the embroidery hoop is the right size for the doily before you start.
- Next you want to take your ribbon and attach it to the bigger one of the hoops. This is normally the one that has the screw on top.
- I just made a loop and pulled the ribbon through it.
- Next place your doily inside your hoop. This part is a little tricky as the ribbons sometimes get in the way.
- Then put both pieces of the hoop together.
- There you have it, a Vintage Dreamcatcher
So tell me what do you think of my vintage dream catchers? Can you see yourself making one of these in the future?