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modern metallic dreamcatcher DIY | sugarandcloth.com
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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!