7. Pliers (optional but I just used scissors)
6. Take one string and fold it in half.
7. Place it at the middle top part of your base circle, the folded half facing you.
11. Then do the same with the rest of the 4 pieces of string.
When you're done with all the 5 strings, it will look something like this:
12. Next, cut 10 inches of jute string or if you want it longer or shorter, that's fine too.
14. And then tie it
15. Next, divide the strings into three. Since I have a total of 10 strings, two sections have 3 strings each and one section has 4 strings.
16. And then braid each section and tie a string at the end. I did not braid mine until the end of the strings but you can if you prefer it like that.
17. Now, cut 6 inches of jute twine, fold in half, and glue gun it at the top of your dreamcatcher like this:
18. Lastly, put embellishments on your dreamcatcher and you're done! :)
Dream Catcher Lore:
Native Americans believe that the night air is filled with dreams both good and bad. The dream catcher when hung over or near your bed swinging freely in the air, catches the dreams as they flow by. The good dreams know how to pass through the dream catcher, slipping through the outer holes and slide down the soft feathers so gently that many times the sleeper does not know that he/she is dreaming. The bad dreams not knowing the way get tangled in the dream catcher and perish with the first light of the new day.
How the Dream Catcher is made:
Using a hoop of willow, and decorating it with findings, bits and pieces of everyday life, (feathers, arrow heads, beads, etc) the dream catcher is believed to have the power to catch all of a person’s dreams, trapping the bad ones, and letting only the good dreams pass through the dream catcher.