Tuesday, April 22, 2014

How I Made a Dreamcatcher for Under $5.00

I had mentioned in a previous post that I really let the creativity fly for the upcycle challenge - this is one example of that. I also needed to stretch my budget as well, so I wanted to use items that I already had on hand.

On one of my first visits to ReStore, I picked up 5 of these drapery rings. I wasn't really sure how I was going to use them or what I would do with them, but I thought I could do something with them (they were 70 cents a piece).

I came home and looked through some craft supplies that I had in a box, and I came across this fabric wire (that looks like twine but is stiffer). I just started wrapping it around some of the rings in the hopes of being inspired, and I liked the look of whatever was happening. 

I varied up the way I wrapped the twine, and then I also decided to add a different type of texture by using a neutral color yarn as well (that was $2.00).

I popped a doily into an embroidery hoop, attached the rings to the hoop at different lengths for interest, and here is the finished project displayed in my Moody Vintage Chic office/reading room.

You can see the varying texture of the yarn versus the twine in this photo, and how I tried to change up the technique I used in wrapping them around the rings.

When I show you more photos of the room, you'll see how the shape of this dreamcatcher was perfect for this wall too. It needed some roundness to it and this was the perfect addition.

Quick, easy, pretty, and all for under $5.00!

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