DIY: Big Dreams Dreamcatcher


Have big dreams?  Then, you need a big dreamcatcher, because sometimes just any old dream catcher won't do.

Ready to catch some big dreams??

HERE'S THE HOW TO:

1. You'll need a large embroidery hoop.




2. Take the hoop apart. We'll only need the inner hoop.



3. Wrap yarn around the hoop.  I used a macrame technique shown in this video at Lune Vintage. 



4. Next, you'll need a supersized doily.  I crocheted my own by starting with this pattern and improvising towards the end when the gauge got wonky. UPDATE: The yarn I used was Lion Brand's Hometown USA in Houston Cream. Thanks for asking Monica!

If you don't crochet, don't worry.  You can purchase doilies at thrift and antique stores and sew them together to fill in the area in the hoop. This is similar to how the the girls at A Beautiful Mess did here




5.  Next, tie the edges of the doily to the hoop with thread.  Finally, add tassels and embellishments. I chose pearls, but there are a lot of other great ideas in this post.




Alright gals, dream on.... What are you dreaming of?

63 comments:

  1. Oh my god Erica!! That is stunning! I'm going to have to make my sister one of those she will go mad for it!!

    Emma xx

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  2. So, so pretty! I love how unexpectedly delicate and feminine it is. It would look great in a little girl's bedroom!

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    1. I totally agree, Jen! I've always thought a dream catcher mobile would be a cute idea for a nursery too!

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  3. Oh!!! This turned out beautiful!!! You'll definitely catch some dreams with that beauty!
    Kate :}

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  5. I used to always buy dream catchers at fairs growing up, and I love how they've morphed into chic wall accessories now a days. I love your DIY version!

    Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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  6. You are fantastic!! :) this is AWESOME!!! Can't even wait to make one.

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  7. Erica this is so elegant! You have some serious talent. I love it.

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  8. This is absolutely amazing...I love it!

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  9. Erica your dream catcher is great! You did all this just by following the video?! Than I must save it for later :)

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    1. The video shows you how to wrap the hoop with yarn using a macrame technique. If you like the crochet doily pattern too, there is a link to the pattern I used in Step 4.

      I'd love to see how yours turns out. :)

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  10. Oh my gosh Erica!!!! This is beautiful! You are so talented ^.^

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  11. This looks beautiful! I love the additions of the pearls.

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  12. Erica, this is lovely! Macrame holds a special place in my heart (though I've never attempted it myself) and I love that this has a similar look! The pearls add a wonderful feminine touch, too! What yarn did you use?

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    1. Hey Monica!

      The yarn I used was Lion Brand's Hometown USA in Houston Cream

      Here's a link:
      http://www.lionbrand.com/6030/PictPage/1922243944.html

      :)

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  13. Your are really a handygirl. I love your handcrafts. This evokes me American Indian culture. xxx

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  14. this is super beautiful! would look great anywhere! if i dream about andrew garfield enough times, maybe it will catch him for me?? ;)

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  15. Dreaming that the workday flies by! Love this dreamcatcher! You did such a great job on it! I'm a new follower! Hope you’re having a great week!

    xx
    Holly Foxen Wells
    GlamourMash

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  16. Wish I could crochet, lol! Lovely!
    x

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  17. yeee Erica you're so talented! I love how you added the pearl accents, they look perfect with the colour of the dreamcatcher and are subtle but sophisticated. I have some doilies I've been holding on to for a while for this, thanks for some more inspiration :)

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  18. This is such a pretty idea! I love it! :)

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  19. This is beautiful. I have all the supplies and can't wait to do this!
    Stacey at The Sunday Sparkle

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  20. Erica! This is DARLING!!!! Love, love it :-). Hope you are well dear...

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  21. Holy cow! That is incredible! I love it!

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  22. Crochet Queen, you are! I adore crocheting and this looks like something that will look fab in my room, so thank you!

    Loved & Follows!

    www.ameliaisnotcross.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. this is so beautiful!!!! you made it so pretty. your crochet skills are amazing :)

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  24. WOW! I am always impressed with your projects, but the crochet work on this one is gorgeous! You seriously need to open an Etsy shop!

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  25. This is great! I wish I had one last night! Had this incredible dream I couldn't remember and I was blabbering to my husband trying to explain in bits and pieces! He kinda stood there pretending to understand :) You have amazing talent!!

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    1. Haha Jane, I'm just like you the other day. But my husband just replied me "No, I don't understand and can we just cross the street and get on the bus instead". Well, at least he is honest that way. :)

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    2. So so funny Jane and Martini! Whenever I try to explain my dreams I just end up confusing myself, because we all know that dreams never really make sense anyway. That's when my husband just smiles and nods.... lol!!

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  26. Erica, your dream catcher is amazing. I don't have a talent of crocheting but I bet its a good fun to make all that stuff. :)

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  27. Wow this is so awesome! Your dream catcher is beautiful definitely going to try this in the future :)

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  28. Yet another of your DIYs that made it on my top-priotirty to-make list ;) Thanks for sharing!

    ps: I love love love the carpet that you used as a background!

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  29. I am BLOWN AWAY at how pretty this is!!! It's so delicate looking. Just incredible!!!

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  30. get out! this is way too gorgeous!!!

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  31. I had a dreamcatcher on my headboard growing up and was SO in love with it -- maybe it's time for another! :)

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  32. Oh wowie! I love this DIY :) I have a bright yellow dream catcher in my room, I've had it for years so i don't remember where I got it :) x

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  33. Oh my gosh! This turned out so great! I love it!

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  34. oh my goodness, it's even more gorgeous than I thought it would be! And seemingly simple to make? (I hope!) xoxox

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  35. i have GOT to make one of these dream catchers! we have this awkward skinny wall in our bedroom that is begging for a dream catcher!

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  36. lovely dreamcatcher! i love yours out of every dreamcatcher i have ever seen and im serious!

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  37. Wow that is really cool. Looks really well made =)

    Love from the NaNa girls xoxo

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  38. My goodness Erica, you are so darn creative. I love this!

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  39. this is gorgeous!!! I really want to learn to crochet, but I think I might try my hand at knitting again first!

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  40. That's amazing. I would have never thought to make such a thing. It's a work of art.

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  41. Holy cow! That's amazing!!! I'm inspired to try that now, but I don't crochet. Time to keep a look out for doilies at thrift /consignment stores!!!

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  42. This is brilliant, you are so clever Erica I really love this.

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  43. SO very beautiful! I wish i was a little more talented when it came to knitting and crocheting (I can do only the basics) because this would make such a lovely gift this holiday season!

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  44. That is UH-MA-ZING! Beautifully done! Love the pearls... Just Fab!

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  45. Another amazing project!I'm so gonna do it!

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  46. I like to have crochet pattern can you send.

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  47. I like to have crochet pattern can you send.

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    1. Hi! I used this doily pattern: http://www.crochetpatty.com/patterns/thread/flowerandfans.html

      Near the middle I improvised by doing a fishnet stitch rather than continuing on with the pattern. :)

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  48. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=554407681263230&set=a.345644765472857.70129.345644342139566&type=1&theater is A link to my facebook photo of the dream catcher I made

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    1. It's so bold and beautiful in that dark yarn! I also love the feather details. Thanks for sharing!

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