Modern DIY Dreamcatcher

Modern DIY Dreamcatcher — A Modern DIY Dreamcatcher tutorial just in time for handmade holiday gift ideas!

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Not that dreamcatchers aren’t always a good idea. But when they’re metal and gold like this Modern DIY Dreamcatcher, I’m totally down!

I may be bias since I’ve been dreaming (no pun intended) this bad boy up for a while now. But I think they’d make pretty great handmade holiday gifts too.

I just wish you could’ve seen the trial and error that it took before we got to this version. And by we, I actually mean my assistant Tiffany pretty much manned the fort. 

It may seem easy, but it takes a bit of time to get it just right.

Lucky for me I’m looking for something to distract you from my radio silence while trying to survive this new studio construction so this works out perfectly!

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Materials Needed To Make A Modern DIY Dreamcatcher

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How To Make A Modern DIY Dreamcatcher

To make the core of the dreamcatcher, you can follow the image below as a general guideline for the base structure. You can scale it to be as big or as small as you’d like it to be.

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For the hexagon, you’ll need 6 pieces of tubing that are identical sizes. We used 4-inch pieces.

You’ll string them all together using the leather cording, laying it flat on a working surface.

Cut another piece of brass tubing just long enough to go across the middle of the hexagon to make the shape more defined. In our case, it was 8.5 inches.

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Once you have the tubing laid out how you’d like for it to be, string a piece of leather cord through the 8.5 inch piece of pipe, and knot it in place on either side of the middle.

Next, pull the cord that’s going through the hexagon shape tight, and knot in the corner. You should now have a tightly held hexagon base.

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For the bottom strings, you use whatever configuration or combination of metal pieces as you’d like just as long as each strand holds the same amount of weight (or metal tubing) so that it doesn’t hang lopsided.

You can see below that we use small knots to space mini tubes, and then another knot at the bottom of each strand to hold them in place.

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To add a pop of color, paint small bands of tubing different colors of your choice and let them dry.

To make this process easier, you can use a bowl of sugar or fine salt to stick each tube in to dry consistently without spots from laying them down wet.

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When all of the strands are assembled and knotted at the bottom, use another short piece of leather cording to knot on either side of the top bar to create a way for the dreamcatcher to hang.

If for some reason it doesn’t hang evenly, adjust the mini piece of tubing on each strand until the weight balances out.

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More DIY Wall Art

If you’re friends didn’t love your handmade gifts before, they didn’t will after this labor of love, trust me! Or you can just skip the gift giving and get together to make them over hot chocolate and cookies all at once.

I also really love the idea of making these for a nursery. It would be so fun to have an overside one as a statement wall piece!

For more DIY wall art ideas, check out a few of our favorites from the archives below —

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Modern DIY Dreamcatcher

A Modern DIY Dreamcatcher tutorial for any room in your home.
Total Time50 mins
Course: DIY
Cuisine: Wall Decor
Keyword: dreamcatcher, home decor, mobile, modern, sugar and cloth, wall decor, wall hang
Servings: 1
Cost: $28

Equipment

  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Ruler
  • Paint brush

Ingredients

Instructions

  • For the hexagon centerpiece, cut 6 pieces of identical sized tubes. We used 4-inch pieces.
  • String the 6 tubes all together using the leather cording, laying it flat on a working surface.
  • Cut another piece of brass tubing just long enough to go across the middle of the hexagon to make the shape more defined. In our case, it was 8.5 inches.
  • Once you have the tubing laid out how you’d like for it to be, string a piece of leather cord through the 8.5 inch piece of pipe, and knot it in place on either side of the middle.
  • Pull the cord that’s going through the hexagon shape tight, and knot in the corner. You should now have a tightly held hexagon base.
  • For the bottom strings, you use whatever configuration or combination of metal pieces as you’d like just as long as each strand holds the same amount of weight (or metal tubing) so that it doesn’t hang lopsided. We used small knots to space mini tubes, and then another knot at the bottom of each strand to hold them in place.
  • To add a pop of color, paint small bands of tubing different colors of your choice and let them dry. To make this process easier, you can use a bowl of sugar or fine salt to stick each tube in to dry consistently without spots from laying them down wet.
  • When all of the strands are assembled and knotted at the bottom, use another short piece of leather cording to knot on either side of the top bar to create a way for the dreamcatcher to hang. If for some reason it doesn’t hang evenly, adjust the mini piece of tubing on each strand until the weight balances out.

Notes

  • Scale the mobile as big or as small as you’d like it to be.
  • If you already have a metal tube cutter than this mobile will be a lot cheaper to construct! 
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5 thoughts on “Modern DIY Dreamcatcher”

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  2. Love this! But what kind of knot did you use? I’m working on it now and my knots with the learher cord are pretty awkward and noticeable.

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