There are two things I love that I never thought I’d see together: owls and dreamcatchers. Somehow, I was wrong, and the resulting combination is adorable.
Dreamcatchers are an American Indian tradition from the Chippewa tribe. They would tie sinew strands in a web around a frame and hang it as a charm to protect children from nightmares.
The owl element to this dreamcatcher isn’t exactly traditional, but owls are symbols of sacred knowledge, spirit guides, navigating through darkness, and even death in Native American cultures.
Here’s what you’ll need to make it:
- Two 3″ hoops
- String or suede/leather cord
- Binder clips
- Thread for weaving
You’ll start by wrapping your suede/leather cord or string around both of your hoops, holding it in place with glue and binder clips.
Then, you’ll do your thread weaving on each hoop, placing beads in the middle and tying the two hoops together.
You’ll finish by gathering the leather cord into a hanging piece, and adding a bead beak, as well as more decorative beads and some feathers.
That’s it, you’re done!
For more detail on how to make this adorable little thing, watch the video by Sea Lemon down below and give it a try!