My DIY dreamcatchers were a nightmare

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.

My inspiration from Pinterest

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 . . .

My DIY dreamcatchers were a nightmare {Heather's Handmade Life}

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