20 Easy to Make DIY Gift Ideas and Tutorials

Shopping the right gift for your loved ones is never an easy task. The gifts you can afford always are not what your receivers really want. If your loved ones seem to have absolutely everything already, you can give them personal and one-of-a-kind DIY gifts instead of store-bought gifts made by usin…

Dreamcatchers originated with the Ojibwe Native American people, and gained in popularity and use during the Pan-Indian movement of the ’60s and ’70s.

Some view the dreamcatcher as a symbol of Native American unity and identity, but it has a specific, poignant origin story: According to an ancient Ojibwe legend, there once was a Spider Woman known as Asibikaashi, who took care of the Ojibwe children and people. Eventually, the Ojibwe Nation spread out to the corners of North America and it became difficult for Asibikaashi to reach all the children. As a result, mothers and grandmothers would weave magical webs for the children, using willow hoops and sinew, or cordage made from plants. The dreamcatchers would filter out bad dreams and only allow good thoughts to enter their minds…

20 Easy to Make DIY Gift Ideas and Tutorials

Now you can carry on the essence of the legend by creating your own DIY dreamcatcher. Read on for great ideas, inspiration, and step-by-step tutorials.