It’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:
metal heart shape (I used an old cookie cutter)
felt hearts in different colours
assorted large coloured beads
eyelet punch tool
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.
Wrap the metal heart shape in twine. Keep wrapping the twine around, until the whole shape is covered.
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.
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.
Secure the ends with knots or double back into the same bead to secure bottom bead.
Tie decorated twine on bottom edge of hoop.
Tie a loop at the top of the hoop to create a loop for hanging.