It all started, as most DIY disasters do, with the prettiest Pinterest image. Whimsical DIY dreamcatchers with gold beads, rustic twine, and pastel-coloured feathers.
Surely I could make that! DIY dreamcatchers would be an easy project and look great in our daughter’s bedroom.
I picked up a couple of thin gold hoops and some packages of beads — metallic gold, but also plain wood so I could paint them.
I couldn’t find feathers in the soft colours I wanted (pale purples, pinks and blues) so I bought plain white goose feathers and figured it would be easy to dye them.
The last item on my list was thin strips of leather, so I ended up buying a quarter-metre so I could cut it into strips myself. I was pumped to get started. I was so overly confident that I actually thought, ‘Maybe I can start making these to sell. DIY dreamcatchers would be so popular!’
Oh, if only I knew then . . .