DIY: the greenest dreamcatcher

Enjoy fabulous, hard-working plants at night as well
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When it’s so hot that the sparrows are trying to throw themselves off the roof into the swimming pool and all you need at night is a loose sheet to cover you, you don’t want to be messing around at bedtime. You want to close your eyes and step straight into a perfect fantasy world. And you can! Make this plant-covered dreamcatcher and then fly over sweet fields of flowers, sit down to a dinner of zero-calorie cakes and chat to your idols. It really is too hot to be struggling through a nightmare. 

Dreamcatcher plants - Thejoyofplants.co.uk

A dreamcatcher ensures that drift off to the right dream and helps ward off nightmares - and this stylish specimen ensures you’ll be even happier in the morning. Open your eyes to be greeted by this fantastic, hard-working, beautifully scented work of art over your bed. 

Required for the plant dreamcatcher

  • Different leafs from for example fern or ivy
  • Fabric
  • Wool
  • Embroidery hoop
  • Wooden beads
  • String
  • Piece of copper tubing
  • Copper wire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


How to make it

Step 1: Cut the fabric into strips. We’ve used strips that are 140cm long and 2cm wide.

Step 2: Fray the strips a little so they look a bit more aged.

Step 3: Tie them onto the embroidery hoop.

Step 4: Trim them neatly at the bottom.

Step 5: Drape strands of wool over the fabric for decoration and trim them neatly as well.

Step 6: Wind the string around the embroidery hoop in order to be able to hang the hoop up.

Step 7: Hang the beads and the piece of copper tubing on the string.

Step 8: Arrange the leaves on the embroidery hoop and secure them with copper wire.

And now get to sleep in order to test whether it’s working! Sweet dreams!