Sunday, February 16, 2014

Electric Love Dream Catcher DIY

How gorgeous are these dream catchers by Electric Love NYC?????

DIY Dream Catcher // The Twisted Horn
 DIY Dream Catcher // The Twisted Horn

I could stare at them for days. The price ($300-$600 depending on size), however, is not so pretty. Don't get me wrong, I love supporting anything original, creative, and handmade, but this time I'm just going to have to settle for a DIY.

>>> WHAT YOU'LL NEED <<<
  • A hoop in your desired size (I used THIS one for $3)
    • Metal dream catcher ring
    • Wooden embroidery hoop
    • Wooden purse handles
    • The options are endless
  • Feathers in desired patterns & colors (I used 2 small bags for about $4 total)
    • Can get at any craft store or online HERE
  • Leather scraps and/or spool of leather lace (I used 2 spools at $9 each from Walmart)
    • Can be found at any craft store by the feathers
  • A branch in the shape of a "Y" that fits your hoop (free!)
  • Tape in matching color (I had electrical tape on hand - free!)
    • Black electrical
    • White electrical
    • Tan, etc.
  • Wire for hanging (I used a piece of wire used to hang frames - free!)
    • or Rope
    • or a piece of leather
  • Super glue (had on hand - free!)
    • A glue gun should work too

TOTAL COST: $25 (up to $35 if you don't use what you have on hand)


>>> HOW YOU DO IT <<<

Step 1: MAKE THE HOOK/HANGER

Wrap the rope/wire with tape, unless it's already the color of your leather. Another option is to just use a strip of leather, leave a little loop at the top and then wrap it around the ring, securing it with glue.

DIY Dream Catcher // The Twisted Horn


Step 2: WRAP THE HOOP IN LEATHER

Attach the rope/wire hanger onto the hoop with the leather string and begin wrapping the entire hoop in leather, adding a few drops of glue along the way. I put glue in 4 spots spread out along the hoop. Secure it with a knot and glue when you get to the end. You can also just tie a knot and leave some string hanging down.

DIY Dream Catcher // The Twisted Horn


Step 3: PREP THE BRANCH

Sand and clean your branch. Let it dry. Lay it against the hoop and trim the ends if needed.


Step 4: ATTACH BRANCH TO HOOP

Use the lace strips to secure the branch to the hoop.

DIY Dream Catcher // The Twisted Horn


Step 5: BEGIN ADDING LEATHER STRIPS

Tie on the strips along the bottom of the hoop and the branch (using THIS tying technique) in a pattern of your choice. I chose to add a few along the branch, but concentrated mostly on the bottom of the hoop.

DIY Dream Catcher // The Twisted Horn


Step 6: ADD FEATHERS

Iron your strips if needed. Then begin adding feathers & trimming the leather until you have your desired look/shape.

DIY Dream Catcher // The Twisted Horn



Step 7: FINISHING TOUCHES

Add any additional ties along the hoop for added omph. Glue a feather near the top or by the area where the stick is attached.

DIY Dream Catcher // The Twisted Horn


All done! Admire your work. 






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3 comments :

  1. Hello! This is a great DIY! I had questions about this, how many meters of leather did you use for the circle and the hanging strips? (what was the total length?) and the width of your leather lace? And how did you attach the feathers to the strips? Thank you for this beautiful dream catcher.

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