This is an easy tutorial on how to make a triangle dreamcatcher!! I will walk you step by step but please feel free to make this your own and personalized.
First here are the materials you will need to create this dreamcatcher:
– Three sticks that are similar in size
– String (I use one that has a wax on it because it will holds in place better)
– Five beads
– Five feathers (one large, two medium size, and two small)
– Glue and scissors
Step 1) Take two sticks and tie about two-three feet of string around the ends of the sticks, attaching them at a 45 degree angle. Once this is done connect the other stick to the two that you have just combined, creating a triangular shape.
Step 2) Now we begin to weave the dreamcatcher in the center of the triangle. Begin by cutting a strand of string that will be long enough to fill the entire space of your triangle, I cut mine at about 7 feet. Then tie a knot close to one of the corners of the triangle.
Step 3) To make this part simple, it may be a good idea to wrap the string around itself or a piece of paper to keep it together while you begin to weave. To start, have the string hanging under the stick and towards the center of the triangle. Take the string around the stick about an inch away from where you tied it, and pull it through the center of the loop you just made. Repeat this step again along the rest of the triangle.
Step 4) Once you have begun to reach the end of the space you can use on the sticks themselves, leave a half-inch gap before the end of the space on the stick and complete the same steps as cited in step 3, and use string ahead as the new place for the string in hand to loop around.
Step 5) Once you have completed the dreamcatcher weave, simply tie a knot at the end to keep everything in place (this is where waxed string can come in handy since it will be sure to keep everything in place once you tie it off).
Step 6) To add detail, at the bottom of the dreamcatcher, tie another shorter piece of string to each end of the bottom stick. Be sure to give it some slack to allow the feathers that will be added the ability to hang at various levels.
Step 7) Tie five short strands of string along the string you tied at the bottom. Be sure to have one in the middle and two on either side of that piece equally spaced along the string.
Step 8) Now add a single bead on the pieces of dangling string. There will be no need for a knot here to hold this bead in place; instead, when you add the feathers to the center of the bead, use glue to hold the bead and feather in place. To do this add glue to the ends of the feathers and push it into the bead, being sure to touch the string as well. (the feathers should be longest in the center, then medium, then small at the ends).
Congratulations! You have finished making your own dreamcatcher! I hope this tutorial was easy to understand and follow. If you have any further questions feel free to comment below and I will be sure to get back to you!