DIY dream catcher

Dream Catcher by Rachel Rice

Since the DIY Christmas Ornaments have been so popular, I decided to feature another fun DIY that can be used for gifts this holiday season: DIY Dream Catchers courtesy of the creative minds from Free People’s blog BLDG 25.  These dream catchers can be made from found and recycled materials.

Creating dream catchers varies depending on your artistic vision; however, Free People’s guest blogger Rachel Rice has shared a creative way to create “feather” tassels for your dream catcher using recycled plastic bottles.  Here are the step-by-step directions courtesy of Free People:

DIY dream catcher

What you’ll need:

  • Clean and empty plastic bottles (clear or colored)

  • Sharp scissors or an X-acto knife

  • Hole punch

  • Wire or Ribbon

  • Vintage trims, fabrics, or lace – your choice!

  • Jump holes (optional)


What to do:

DIY dream catcher
Step 1
: Cut the ends off of the plastic bottle using an X-acto knife or sharp scissors.


DIY dream catcher
Step 2
: Cut the body of the plastic bottle into segments.


DIY Dream catcher
Step 3
: Cut out a few feather shapes from the plastic segments.


DIY dream catcher
Step 4
: Using a hole punch, make a hole in one end of each “feather”.  Make diagonal cuts into the sides of each “feather” using scissors.  Optional: jump rings may be added to the feathers at this point if desired.


DIY dream catcher
Step 5
: String the feathers together using ribbon or wire, and then connect the tassels to the rest of your dream catcher however you’d like!


All photos courtesy of Free People Blog.


One response »

  1. This is a really cool idea. I’m going to make one of these while I’m on winter break at Christmas. Cheers!

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