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Rainbow Suncatcher. This is the project that won runner-up in The Color my Summer Contest.

Rainbow Suncatcher

Wanna make one, too? Here's how: Ever feel bad about throwing away plastic cups? And during the summer, with all the birthdays, pool parties, BBQ and picnics-- well, that's a whole lot of cups! Since most events that we are attending this summer are pot-luck, I volunteer to bring the cups. Which ones are the right ones? First, start with clean cups. At the top of the cup, I used a hole punch to put two holes directly across from each other. Natural Dreamcatcher. Jessica Seaton's workshop is organized chaos– bones, feathers, beads and string wait patiently on a wooden table for her sculptor's touch.

Natural Dreamcatcher

It's here that she crafts the hand made dreamcatchers elegantly scattered across the back wall of her Santa Monica store, Beau + Aero (which she runs with partner Baelyn Elspeth). "Dream catchers are a sacred part of Native American culture that I always like to pay homage to and set an intention with my creation," Jessica says. Here, she teaches us how to make our own: What You'll Need:-Freshly cut pliable branch -String -Scissors -Feathers How to Make it:1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Melted Bead Suncatchers. Rain Chain. We recently featured a DIY rain chain, and since I found out about rain chains, I have been slightly obsessed.

Rain Chain

Basically, a rain chain is a decorative chain that you can use in place of an unsightly downspout on your home. When it rains, the rain chain makes a pleasing water feature using the rain runoff from your roof. Long popular in Japan, rain chains are beginning to trend here in the USA. Heart Sun Catcher. Now that Christmas is over, I can share this new tutorial!

Heart Sun Catcher

I made the sun catcher in the picture as a present for my mum, so I couldn’t post until now in case she saw! This is slightly fiddly to put together – one of those projects that could do with an extra hand or two – but the method is relatively simple! You’ll need: Beading wire (I used .012 diameter) Jewellery wire (I used approx 2mm wire) Lots of small beads and/or crystal chip beads Large clear bead/charm for the centre. Dreamcatcher Eagle Spirit. Presented by… There are a lot of stories about the dream catcher, many of which accompany the dream catchers that we can buy in the stores.

Dreamcatcher Eagle Spirit

The most common thread among all of the dream catcher stories, is that the dream catcher should be hung in the room in which we sleep: above the bed, on the door, on a window, or as we choose. The other constant is that the dream catcher is to catch our dreams. Some believe that the dream catcher catches bad dreams, before they can come to us, thus preventing nightmares. Another belief is that the dream catcher saves our dreams, or catches the demons as they leave so that we may rid ourselves of the demons before they return. There are many dream catcher beliefs, some of which are opposite in nature. Dreamcatchers.

I’m really diggin the whole hippy thing.


And while Craig is quick to correct me on the fact that dream catchers are not hippy-ish, I still think of them that way. Natural, care free, simple. All things I relate to those old hippies. hah. The point of a dream catcher is to weed out bad dreams. Depending on who you talk to, there will be two different stories on how this happens. Dreamcatcher Musely. Pinterest. Dreamcatcher. Doily Dreamcatcher. Dreamcatcher Vieilles. Je vous ai préparé un petit tuto spécial déco pour s’occuper les doigts ce week end !

Dreamcatcher Vieilles

Ça vous tente ? Il faut : ▲ 2 tambours à broder de tailles différentes ▲ Du fil de coton DMC de deux couleurs (ici il m’a fallu 1 échevettes de mint et 2 de rose) ▲ Un petit napperon ▲ Une aiguille à canevas ▲ Les plumes à télécharger ici (clic-droit puis « Enregistrer l’image sous » ) Le pas-à-pas : {1} On commence par un nœud sur le plus petit cercle { 2 } On fait une boucle comme sur la photo ( en respectant bien le dessus / dessous !)

{ 3 } On répète l’opération tout le long du cercle (il faut penser à bien espacer car plus les nœuds sont rapprochés, plus le tissage sera serré !) { 4 } Une fois revenu au début, on va répéter l’opération mais cette fois ci en passant la boucle dans le tissage que nous venons de créer { 5 } Et ainsi de suite ! Twig Dreamcatcher. I'm back with the how-to to make my little dreamcatcher from yesterday.

Twig Dreamcatcher

Ok, here we go! What you'll need to get started: a few pliable twigs/vines to form the dreamcatcher itself4-6 feet of thin strong string- I used embroidery flossa bead (for the "spider" in the dreamcatcher) a page of cardstock or poster board for the "feathers"paint, or colorful decorating medium of choice! Native American Dreamcatcher. Desktop Dreamcatchers. We’re always looking for fun ways to decorate our desk spaces at work, and these mini dream catchers do just that!

Desktop Dreamcatchers

I was inspired to make them after seeing these incredible beauties that our store display team made for our Costa Mesa store: Brigette happened to have some leftover fabric from her reupholstered chair that I was able to cut little pieces of, and it worked perfectly. Dreamcatcher With Paper Feathers. Dreamcatcher With Embelishments. Pin It if you love dreamcatchers as much as i do, you must check out the work of rachael rice. she’s a very talented artist who makes dream catchers that are beyond anything i’ve ever seen. and that’s just one thing she makes – she is extremely creative and was kind enough to share some of her projects and how she makes them for our blog!

Dreamcatcher With Embelishments

Once you have the basic steps down for making a dreamcatcher, it becomes much easier to experiment and get a little crazy with them! Here, rachael demonstrates how to make small ones using bangles and string – these would be adorable for key chains, bag charms and hanging in your car! Beach Wind Chimes. I love my wind chimes. I not only have several decorating the inside and outside of our house, but my neighbor across the street has one in her front bucket window, so I blow kisses to it all the time.

As much as I love seeing them and love making them, I hate taking photos of them. It is incredibly difficult to do them justice. Beaded Sun Catcher. Bedroom Sparkle. Recently I posted a project idea on the drawing board for making a change to our bedroom look, that for me, had grown generic. In this personal space, I wanted to feature something unique to us by highlighting objects we most love. I replaced the curtain panels previously behind the headboard with a wall hanging made from strands of beads, seashells and chandelier prisms, wrapped around a driftwood branch. for us, this wall hanging is a celebration of both found and reclaimed treasures.

The seashells and driftwood are collected pieces and the chandelier prisms are from a lighting fixture that was in my childhood home. Additional buttons, beads and fragments of jewelry make it even more personal.. This is what the room looked like a week ago. This was a fairly simple project, but time consuming because of the scale. Driftwood can be brittle, so drilling through the wood compromises its stability further. It’s truly the focal point of this room.