This “Dream Catcher” was made in under 45 minutes (and would have been quicker had my toddler not been “helping”), and I was able to use up quite a bit left over yarn. It cost me a whopping one dollar because I already had all of the scrap yarn and just had to buy the placemat (the top portion of the hanging)! I found this placemat at the dollar store (the Dollar Tree, to be precise). They had other colors besides blue, and I really wanted to buy up a bunch of them. Isn’t it a cool placemat?
Yarn hangings are all the rage now, and this was the perfect excuse to make some yarn art and use up my scrap yarn at the same time. It’s kind of fun because I used extra yarn from a knit blanket that I am trying to finish up. The blanket will go in my daughter’s room along with the dream catcher. They will match perfectly!
Here’s how I made it:
I bought a placemat, but I have seen people use any type of hoop to make these. I am sure there are other round placemats out there as well that you could poke holes in to make the same thing. You can be creative!
Cut three pieces of yarn into a four foot strand. Hold together and fold in half. Pull the folded end through the bottom of the placemat, and then pull the ends of the yarn through the fold. This will create a tassel.
Continue making and attaching these tassels around the bottom of your placemat.
Use whatever colors you like!
Once you’ve attached as many tassels as you like, cut the bottom of the yarn to shape it however you’d like. I cut mine into an angular shape as shown. You could simply cut straight across as well.
There you have it! Easiest ever wall hanging!
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Do you or anyone that you know enjoy dream catchers? They have always intrigued me, but I’ve never had one of my own.
madlyn reeves says
This totally makes me swoon!! So easy for such a cute idea. Thanks for sharing it. Putting it in my pinning and twitter schedule. 🙂
Awww, thanks Bree! That’s really sweet. So glad you like it!
I love this idea and yes all my grandchildren will love this, can’t wait to try it.
Hi Deb! I’m so glad that you think your grandchildren will like this! Enjoy, and thanks for the kind words.
Deb C. says
I run a Sparks unit with Girl Guides (5 & 6 years old) I think they’d love this craft! I love it! Thanks.
You’re welcome, Deb! So happy that you like it – I bet those 5 and 6 year olds keep you on your toes! 🙂
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