How to Make a Dreamcatcher – Step by Step Tutorials

If your child is having trouble sleeping you are going to love these tutorials which show you how to make a dreamcatcher! We even have some they can make themselves.

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How to Make a Dreamcatcher

I was given a small dreamcatcher as a gift many years ago but it’s only recently I learned about their history and why people hang dreamcatchers above their beds while they sleep.

The woven design in the middle of the hoop represents a spider’s web, which catches the bad thoughts and spirits and keeps them from the mind of the person sleeping underneath.

The feathers that hang from the catcher are a soft ladder for the dreams to glide down into the dreamer’s mind.

If your child is having trouble sleeping and suffering from bad dreams you can either buy a genuine Native American dreamcatcher to hang above their bed, or spend some quality time together making a simple dreamcatcher of your own.

The dreamcatcher tutorials I’m sharing with you today have been created by some super talented people, so be sure to click through to see exactly how they made them and check out the rest of their crafty projects while you’re visiting!

How to Make a Dreamcatcher

What you will make:

If you want to make a very traditional looking dreamcatcher with a woven web then check out this video which takes you through everything step by step.

I found this video really easy to follow and the finished dreamcatcher is stunning.

Which age group is this suitable for?

Teens and grownups

Dreamcatcher Craft Tutorial

What you will make:

In this project Missy and her mom show you how to make a mini dreamcatcher. There’s a video you can follow along with as well as a step-by-step tutorial you can print out.

This would be a great craft activity for a group of children to do at school or during a sleepover!

Which age group is this suitable for?

School aged children

Crochet Dreamy Dreamcatcher Pattern

What you will make:

How beautiful is this crochet dreamcatcher? It’s so elegant especially with the lace hanging from the bottom and the pretty spring flowers. I think this would make a beautiful wedding gift!

If you’ve never crocheted with crochet thread before you might need to a few goes to master the pattern but Meg takes you through it step by step.

Which age group is this suitable for?

Teens and grownups

Heart of Hope Dreamcatcher

What you will make:

This project takes a step away from a traditional dreamcatcher as their is no web in the centre, but that heart shape is beautiful (and I was so surprised when I saw how Michelle did that bit!)

It really is a modern twist on tradition and I think it would look amazing hanging in a baby’s nursery.

Which age group is this suitable for?

Teens and grownups

Whimsical DIY Dream Catcher

What you will make:

There’s a real bohemian vibe to this dream catcher and it’s a good choice for you if you’re worried about the weaving element, because there is no weaving involved!

Which age group is this suitable for?

Teens and grownups

Gypsy Soul Dreamcatchers

What you will make:

Shae made her first dreamcatcher when her twins started having bad dreams and this is a great project choice for you if you have lots of fabric scraps to use up (quite frankly I’m jealous of Shae’s fabric stash!)

Which age group is this suitable for?

Teens and grownups

Make a Modern Dreamcatcher

What you will make:

I really like the way Lisa has used two different colours to weave her web for this step by step project and the circle in the middle gives it a very unique look.

Which age group is this suitable for?

Teens and grownups

DIY Dream Catchers

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DIY Dream Catchers

What you will make:

If your child wants to make their own dream catcher then this is the project for you. Barbara did this project at art camp and it took the kids about three hours to craft these beautiful catchers.

Which age group is this suitable for?

School aged children

DIY Unicorn Dreamcatcher

What you will make:

Let’s finish up our collection of dreamcatcher tutorials with these beautiful designs from Agnes!

If your child loves everything unicorn then this is the project choice for them and it is simple enough for them to make themselves. If you scroll right down to the end of Agnes’ post she also has a video so you can see how it’s done.

Which age group is this suitable for?

School aged children

This project would be the perfect choice for a unicorn themed sleepover, especially if you served some of these unicorn recipes too!