Filter out those bad dreams and sleep more soundly with a DIY dreamcatcher. Check out our curated list of 16 gorgeous DIY dreamcatchers.
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…
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.