A Crafty Mix

Menu

How to Make a Silky Bohemian Dreamcatcher

Well hello there. I hope you had a great weekend. We didn’t do much except try to clean the craft cupboard (yeah right 😀 ) and make this silk fringed bohemian dreamcatcher for this month’s IBC challenge. We’ve made a few dreamcatchers before, but I must admit, this one is probably my favorite so far. I think it’s the way the wooden beads and sari silk ribbon work so well together to create something that’s rich, vibrant and full of interesting textures.

How to make a gorgeous bead and silk bohemian dreamcatcher #bohemiandecor #bohodecor #dreamcatcher #DIYTutorial #ACraftyMix

But before I show you how we made this beaded bohemian dreamcatcher with a silk fringe, let me quickly tell you a little about the IBC (Int’l Bloggers Club). Every month a group of bloggers from around the world get together to create something using a common theme. Our previous challenge was all about Copper and we did a really smelly experiment that turned out way cooler than I expected 😉 That’s the thing about the IBC, you always learn something new and it fascinates me how we all interpret the same topic in so many different ways. Our challenge for this month is linen or silk and you’ll be able to see all our projects at the end of the post.

What you need to make the boho dreamcatcher

Did I mention, this is a really easy project 😉 From start to finish it took less than an hour to make and all you need is:

  • 14 Gauge jewelry wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Large and small wooden beads
  • Sari silk ribbon yarn. Love this stuff. It’s made from recycled bits of saris and is hand-spun by women in Nepal and India. It’s so beautiful, and when you buy a skein of the yarn, you’re helping all those women support their families too. There are so many rich and vibrant jewel-like colors joined together that you’re spoilt for choice.

Optional

Decorative beads for added interest. I used bits from a broken necklace that attacked me just happened to fall out of the craft cupboard when I was contemplating tidying it up 😀

What you need to make the dreamcatcher #bohemiandecor #bohodecor #dreamcatcher #DIYTutorial #ACraftyMix

How to make the bohemian dreamcatcher

Our boho dreamcatcher is 29 cm (11.5″) wide and 75 cm (29.5″) long, but you can make it as big or small as you want. Just adjust the measurements given below.

Cut a piece of wire that’s about 89 cm (25″) long and bend it into a circular shape. Thread the larger beads onto the wire “ring” until it’s nice and full. Not too full though, there should be a little bit of space between each bead.

#bohemiandecor #bohodecor #dreamcatcher #DIYTutorial #ACraftyMix

Make a small bend on either end of the wire and join the ends together to close off the ring or outer circle of the boho dreamcatcher.

To make the upside down “Y shape” ( ᛣ ), also know as the runic letter “Calc”, measure across the outer circle and cut two pieces of wire that are at least 3″ longer than the diameter. Bend one of the wires to form a V. Place the V on the middle point of the other wire before twisting it around the V.

Forming the peace sign out of wire
Here's an interesting bit of trivia for you. South Africa tried to ban the use of the peace sign back in 1973. Click to Tweet

Use the smaller wooden beads and thread them onto each leg of the upside down “Y” shape.

Thread the beads onto the wire

Attach the “Y” shape to the outer ring by bending the wire bits over as shown below.

Making the beaded peace sign #bohemiandecor #bohodecor #dreamcatcher #DIYTutorial #ACraftyMix

Once the peace sign is done, we can start adding all those glorious silky bits. If you don’t have any sari silk yarn, you can cut long strips of fabric instead 😉

All those beautiful silky strips

Tie the silk strips all along the bottom edge of the peace sign.

Tie the silk to the bottom of the beaded peace sign

For an eclectic boho look, choose warm earthy colors and mix in some metallics and jewel tones. I used royal blue, emerald green, burnt orange and a few strips of vibrant pinks and reds to spice things up a little. Add as many layers as you like before tieing on some decorative beads.

Stunning silk and bead mix #bohemiandecor #bohodecor #dreamcatcher #DIYTutorial #ACraftyMix

Trim the edges and your bohemian dreamcatcher is ready to hang.

How to make a gorgeous bead and silk bohemian dreamcatcher #bohemiandecor #bohodecor #dreamcatcher #DIYTutorial #ACraftyMix

I just love the different textures and those rich glorious colors.

Lots of rich colors just whisper free spirited boho #bohemiandecor #bohodecor #dreamcatcher #DIYTutorial #ACraftyMix

And I’m so glad I could incorporate pieces of that broken necklace too.

All those rich beautiful colors

Don’t those wooden beads nestled in between the silky sari strips look stunning? It’s like they were meant for each other. Maybe I should try tidy the craft cupboard more often 😉

Lots of rich colors just whisper free spirited boho #bohemiandecor #bohodecor #dreamcatcher #DIYTutorial #ACraftyMix

But I would love to know what you think of the bohemian dreamcatcher. Is it something you would make for your home?

If you like the idea don’t forget to pin it for later.

How to make a gorgeous bead and silk bohemian dreamcatcher #bohemiandecor #bohodecor #dreamcatcher #DIYTutorial #ACraftyMix

How to make a stunning bohemian dreamcatcher with beads and silk #bohemiandecor #bohodecor #dreamcatcher #DIYTutorial #ACraftyMix

Oh and if you’re looking for some of the things we used, we’ve got you covered Disclosure: Clicking on the links below, means we may receive a commission from Amazon. But don’t worry it won’t come out of your pocket, and it helps us make more amazing crafts to share with you 😉

Darn Good Yarn Recycled Handmade Sari Silk Ribbon Tibet Jewels Multicolor Yarn | Silk Ribbon Knitting Yarn, Crochet Yarn, Jewelry Making, Weaving Yarn, Gift Wrapping Ribbon | 100 gram, 130 Feet
Solid Bare Copper Round Wire 5 Oz Spool Dead Soft 12 To 30 Ga (14 Ga / 28 Ft)
YChoice of Lovely Cosmetics Toy Ladies Bohemian Hand-Knitted Wooden Beads Sweater Chain Necklace

And if you prefer to buy rather than DIY, then maybe these beauties will appeal.

Sale Caught Dreams Dream Catcher Traditional Indian Wall Art | Delicate Design | Vibrant Colors | Ideal Dimensions 8.5' x 24' | Wall Hanging Home décor | Handmade | Royal Blue, Pink and Purple
Sala 200 Pieces 10mm Round Wood Beads 15 Colores Wooden Beads for DIY Jewelry Making (12#-coffee)
Oun Nana Dream Catcher - Handmade Circular Net with Feathers Wall Hanging Decoration Ornament - Traditional Royal Blue, Pink and Purple 8.6' Diameter and 27.5' Long

Until next time, hope you have a beautiful, crafty and peaceful week. And don’t forget to see what my friends from the IBC have done with their silk or linen challenge. Their links should be at the bottom.

Welcome to the Int’l Bloggers Club!

Click on the photos below to see everyone’s posts.

Faeries & Fauna

Interior Frugalista

Northern Feeling

minimal water colour abstract linen painting northernfeeling.com
Made with love by a Crafty Mix

Categories:   Craft Tutorials, Home Decor Crafts, Quick & Easy Crafts, Wire Crafts

Comments

  • Posted: May 15, 2019 13:39

    DecorCraftDesign

    Reminds me of 70's! Peace... and you rock, Michelle!
    • Posted: May 15, 2019 15:04

      acraftymix

      😃 and peace to you too my friend
  • Posted: May 4, 2019 20:31

    Claire

    I love all the colours!
    • Posted: May 5, 2019 05:38

      acraftymix

      Me too Claire. They're so bright and happy
  • Posted: April 30, 2019 19:08

    Linda at Mixed Kreations

    The most beautiful dreamcatcher I've ever seen! Love all the bright happy colors! Brings back those hippie memories. LOL
    • Posted: May 1, 2019 08:40

      acraftymix

      Awww Linda, thanks so much 😘 and carefree hippy memories are the best
  • Posted: April 29, 2019 16:23

    Sarah Bellinger

    YES!!!! Finally something that's colourful and perfectly imperfect. I'm getting do tired of the farmhouse thing. Most of the people wouldn't even cope on a real farm 😃
    • Posted: April 30, 2019 04:36

      acraftymix

      🙊 LOL, I'm not sure I'd cope too well on a farm either Sarah, but wild, crazy, barefoot boho I can most definitely do 😃
  • Posted: April 28, 2019 06:49

    Sam - Raggedy Bits

    WOW, just WOW Michelle!! I love this to bits! All of the beautiful colours that you used, make my heart sing! I'm sure it will bring lots of smiles and happy to all!
    • Posted: April 28, 2019 07:01

      acraftymix

      Those colours make my heart happy too. They're so vibrant and lushiously gorgeous
  • Posted: April 27, 2019 20:23

    Maya Kuzman

    This is fantastic Michelle! I love watching the wonders you do!
    • Posted: April 28, 2019 07:00

      acraftymix

      Thanks so much Maya and right back at you. If there's one boho styled blogger that rocks it's you my friend 💞
  • Posted: April 26, 2019 23:52

    Debbie-Dabble

    This is so pretty!! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your thoughts and prayers for my upcoming surgery and for my nephew. It is truly appreciated!! Hugs Debbie
    • Posted: April 27, 2019 04:53

      acraftymix

      You're most welcome Debbie, and I just know your knee op is going to be a success and that you'll be up and about in no time 💞
  • Posted: April 24, 2019 20:47

    Anonymous

    Absolutely beautiful. Fantastic use of bright, happy colours and it really give's me the feeling of my favourite song "punk rock girl"! I wouldn't mind having a a few hours in your craft cupboard....lol.
    • Posted: April 25, 2019 04:39

      acraftymix

      😂 If you don't mind things jumping out and attacking you, you're welcome to scratch in our craft cupboard anytime 😉
  • Posted: April 22, 2019 20:57

    Leanna

    Oh my, Michelle. When I lived in BC where it was warm with tall trees, rocks and all kinds of rivers and lakes, I spent the long summers in t-shirts and sarongs. This dream catcher would make an incredible necklace to go with it. Wow. I love the style and bright colours of this, as always a work of art.
    • Posted: April 23, 2019 08:31

      acraftymix

      💞 Thank you, Leanna and I can picture you with long hair and bare feet enjoying the all the beautifulness that Mother Nature has to offer
  • Posted: April 22, 2019 20:19

    Mary

    Michelle this is a dreamcatcher after my hippie heart. Love all the vibrant colors that you have added. I had never heard of a sari ribbon before but it is definitely worth looking into! You really should think of cleaning your craft cupboard more often if it will get you these results.
    • Posted: April 23, 2019 08:29

      acraftymix

      That Sari ribbon is so cool Mary, and I still have quite a few yards left too. I was pleasantly surprised at how much there actually was in the skein and I'm dying to use it somewhere else, so it's not going back in the craft cupboard 😂
  • Posted: April 22, 2019 20:14

    Mia

    Absolutely amazing idea, Michelle!!!!!!!! Kisses, my friend.
  • Posted: April 22, 2019 19:24

    Katrin

    It's gorgeous! All the beautiful colours come together so nicely with the bead ring, it's a piece of art! now I know what to do next with my beads!! ;)
    • Posted: April 23, 2019 08:27

      acraftymix

      😉 So happy you liked it Katrin and I just know you'll add that unique Northern Feeling touch to yours
  • Posted: April 22, 2019 16:34

    Marie

    This is definitely the prettiest and coolest dream catcher I've seen EVER! Love the boho vibe, the colors, and the textures. But I especially love the peace symbol because the word could use this dreamcatcher right about now! xo
    • Posted: April 23, 2019 08:26

      acraftymix

      Isn't it crazy, it's like the world has gone mad with the bomb blasts all over the place. I'm so sad for all those people so here's hoping the boho dreamcatcher does bring a little more peace 💞

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

shares