How-To: Dreamcatcher with Paper Feathers

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In this CRAFT Video, Meg Allan Cole shows you how to make a pretty dreamcatcher for our pal Corinne Leigh’s special birthday.

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In today’s Craft video we make a dreamcatcher for our sweet Threadbanger Corinne Leigh. I love the aesthetic and look of Native American decor and want to start looking for textiles to add to our home. Dreamcatchers are a lovely nod to the culture and can be a really beautiful piece adorned with sacred objects like beads, charms and collected feathers. They are a symbol of unity and help weed out any nightmares. As Konrad J. Kaweczynski said, “Only good dreams would be allowed to filter through… Bad dreams would stay in the net, disappearing with the light of day.”

More inspirations:

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Apartment Therapy round up of Native American decor


Dream catcher obsession on tumblr by charmed girl

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Inventive and pretty hilarious! Texas dream catcher sent in by William Boney

About the Author: Meg Allan Cole blog picture.jpg Meg Allan Cole is an actress, activist, DIYer, and founder of Enderby Designs. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her musician husband Will, rescue mutts Gracie & Milo, and bunny Linus Clyde. Meg blogs, has hosted home decor videos on Curbly, Etsy and created the show Decor It Yourself for Threadbanger.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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