UncategorizedDIY Dream Catcher Wreath September 25, 2014 This DIY Dream Catcher Wreath is a fantastic way to quickly update an old wreath in five minutes or less! When I was styling our front entrance for Blogger Stylin’ Home Tours Fall, I went back and forth on what to do with the wreath. I started with this white, grapevine wreath. It’s an old grapevine wreath that I spray painted white years ago. I love how it pops against our dark wood door and provides texture. I love having a wreath base like this because you can update however you like over time! Here it was for last year’s fall tour. I loved it so much, I ended up leaving it through Christmas! When I was trying to decide how to style the wreath this year, I kept going back to the feathers and antlers and couldn’t think of anything else! I love using feathers in fall decor, so I ideally wanted to do that again. I love the natural, rustic element that they provide. I considered just replacing it with a different wreath, but again, I love that white against our door. So, I started playing with craft supplies found around our house. And inspiration quickly struck! Dream catchers have gotten so trendy in the last few years and I love their hippie vibe. Lots of places are selling them now, if you’re interested in bringing one into your home. This one above is from Urban Outfitters. I love the feathers and also the legend behind it. Native American legend believed that in this world, there are forces of good and evil. The Dream Catcher is supposed to help you catch the good and allow the evil to continue through the holes. I’ve been planning to DIY one for our house for a while and just haven’t gotten around to that project. So, when I came across fringe and feathers in my craft closet, I had an idea for a Dream Catcher inspired wreath! This was super easy and only took three materials (other than the wreath). Some tape, fringe trim and a variety of feathers. I purchased the fringe trim on Amazon, but I think you could find it at your local craft store. I decided to use tape because I love the wreath base and want to use it for other wreath DIY’s. For a permanent Dream Catcher wreath, hot glue would work great. The first step is deciding how you want to arrange your fringe. I pictured it crossing the wreath atleast twice in an assymetrical pattern. So, I started with a piece of trim a little left of center at the top. The grapevine wreath was perfect for this project because it let me thread the fringe through rather than just taping to the surface. This keeps it more secure. You can see here that I threaded it through and then taped the fringe to the wreath, making sure to wrap the tape around some grapevine stalks for extra security. Next, I decided where this fringe piece would drape, cut it to the appropriate length, and threaded it through the grapevine, attaching with tape. I pictured the next drape starting where the other left off. I threaded that end through and taped. Then, I cut the second piece to my desired size and attached it using the same method as above. Once your fringe is in place, you just need to add your feathers. You could add as many as you wanted, but I liked the simplicity of the larger white with black tip and two pheasant feathers. Gather them at the ends and wrap tape around the stalks to secure. Thread the stalks (is stalks the right word? Oh well) of the feathers through a grapevine stem. I wanted mine to hang from the center. Secure them with tape wrapped around a grapevine stem. And there you have it! A Dream Catcher inspired wreath perfect for fall! I love how the neutral colors pop against our pumpkins and mums out front. Some colored fringe would make a pretty pop too! *** Make sure you check out the amazing tours in Blogger Stylin’ Home Tours today by clicking on their buttons below. The tours are awesome.