Not been having good dreams of late? Well, exercising and following a good diet is the right way to deal with it, but a little extra help can’t hurt. Here’s how you can make your own dreamcatcher, a native American creation that supposedly catches bad dreams in the net and filters the good ones to the sleeper through feathers attached to it.
And if you are not one to believe in such mojo, these anyway make for a really quaint bedroom accessory.
What you need
l one metal or wooden hoop. You can dig into your jewellery collection and use those old bangles or mega earring hoops
l thick colourful strings or suede woven cord
l colourful assorted beads, opaque or glass
l super glue
What to do
l Begin by securing one end of the string to the hoop. You can either use adhesive or tie a knot around the hoop
l Wrap the rest of the string around the hoop such that the metal is covered (note: bigger the hoop, more the string). Once you reach the first end, secure the loose end as well
l Create a big loop with extra string and knot it to the hoop; this is to hang your dreamcatcher by
l Now begin creating the web. Take another length of string and loop it at intervals across the hoop. Make sure to cross the string over tightly at the intervals to ensure the string doesn’t move around.
l Once you come back to the first loop, weave the second circle by looping the string through the gaps in the first circle. Continue this till you reach the centre.
l While weaving your web, make sure to secure the string tightly. You can string beads while weaving. Either create a pattern or place them randomly.
l When you reach the centre, tie a knot and cut off the extra string.
l From the opposite end of the loop that you will use to suspend the dreamcatcher, attach decorated strings that will trail the hoop. At the end of the string, knot a feather to it. You can also put a bead and secure the feather through the hollow centre of the bead or use glue
l You dream catcher is now ready to strung up!