While teaching Cordelia how to make a regular Dream Catcher with ribbon and a metal ring, I thought why not make one from paper with my Cricut. It turned out so much better than I imagined.
It is surprisingly simple to cut out and mildly complicated to put together. But the final result will wow anyone. I want to make another with glitter paper now!! If you make one please post a picture of it.
Paper Selection For the Dream Catcher
I made this project from plain cardstock in two shades of blue but the sky is the limit for colors and patterns. You could make all the rings from the same color or make all of them in different colors. Like I said I want to make one from glitter paper next. The feathers can be made from the same colors or different ones.
Cutting the Dream Catcher
This project is easy to cut. The cricut divides the big circles into multiple mats but you can easily combine the mats. To see how to do that watch my video. Be careful removing everything from the mat as they are thin.
This is where it gets just a little complicated. First, the pieces are very thin and can tear while removing them from the mat. Be careful.
Start by putting the first large circle down and put small pieces of foam tape all around the circle and in the middle. Space them about an inch or so apart from each other. Then take the next circle and rotate it slightly. Put it on top of the first circle. Now repeat the tape step on the second circle. Keep repeating the foam tape and rotating the next layer slightly until the four layers are stacked (obviously don’t put foam tape on the top layer). The sandwich should look like this picture:
Next assemble the paper “strings” by attaching the feathers to the ends and gluing the beads on. The bottom bead on each “string” should cover where the feather attaches.
Once you have the four “strings” attached, then glue the strings on the bottom of one of the inner circle so that the top of the “string” is hidden. You can see in the above picture how one of the “strings” is attached.
Attach a real piece of string to the top (loop it through the back circle) so you can hang the dream catcher on the wall.
And your Dream catcher is done! Enjoy
If you want to make a real dreamcatcher, there are instructions here.