DIY Valentine’s Day Dreamcatcher

 

DIY Valentine's Day Dream Catcher - A Bird with a French FryIt’s been a while. A long while since I have gathered materials and put together a fun DIY. These days, I try to find projects that can be done with 5 year old Henry. It’s not an easy task considering he’s not a big fan of crafts. I have realised that if I give him small tasks throughout the project he enjoys the time we sit together and he is really proud of what we create.

This Valentine’s Day themed dreamcatcher is fun to hang on the wall or in a window as dreamcatchers are intended to be. The colours and shadows are sure to spread plenty of happiness on dreary February days.

DIY Valentine’s Day Dreamcatcher

WHAT YOU NEED:

embroidery hoop
metal heart shape (I used an old cookie cutter)
felt hearts in different colours
assorted large coloured beads
coloured yarn
twine
scissors
eyelet punch tool

MAKE:

Cut out hearts from felt in your favourite colours. Poke 2 holes in each heart, one at the top of the heart and one at the bottom. I used an eyelet punch tool, but you can use a pair of scissors and cut a small slit. Set the hearts aside.

DIY Valentine's Day Dream Catcher - A Bird with a French Fry

Wrap the metal heart shape in twine. Keep wrapping the twine around, until the whole shape is covered.

DIY Valentine's Day Dream Catcher - A Bird with a French Fry

Separate the embroidery hoop. You will need the inside hoop for this project.

Take the coloured yarn and create 3-4 loops between the heart and the hoop to stabilise the heart in the space you want it to be inside the hoop.

Start wrapping the yarn around the hoop and the heart until you make it all the way around. Knot the end around to secure.

DIY Valentine's Day Dream Catcher - A Bird with a French Fry

Cut long lengths of twine. Thread beads and felt hearts as you like. This is also a great craft for help with hand and eye coordination. It was great seeing him concentrate so much to get those beads onto the strings.

DIY Valentine's Day Dream Catcher - A Bird with a French Fry

Secure the ends with knots or double back into the same bead to secure bottom bead.

DIY Valentine's Day Dream Catcher - A Bird with a French FryTie decorated twine on bottom edge of hoop.

Tie a loop at the top of the hoop to create a loop for hanging.

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