Uh-oh, that picture frame just fell and the glass is now broken! Off to the trash with the remains! On second thought, get rid of the broken glass and use the plain frame to make a unique dream catcher unlike any other you’ve ever seen. Actually, there are a couple of different styles you can do and each one is really easy to create.
You’ll need a frame that’s squared rather than rectangular to make the dream catcher you want. Now you have choices for the material to use in the center of the dream catcher. One choice is a piece of leather. Other options include paper, fabric or felt. Whatever material you use start with a square that’s somewhat smaller than the inside of the frame. Now, cut around the edges of the material so that it no longer looks perfectly square and features dips and rounded peaks.
Set the frame on a table. Use a hole punch or other implement to create holes around the perimeter of the material. The holes should be close to the edge and should be evenly spaced all the way round the material. Make a hole on each side of the four corners rather than directly on the corners. Set the material in the center of the picture frame.
Cut lengths of yarn, twine or sinew to attach the material to the picture frame. Take the end of one piece and put it through one of the holes on the leather or cloth. Go from the back to the front, then down around the edge of the picture frame, then around to the backside where you started. Tie the two ends together and trim away the excess. Do this again and again until you have tied a cord through each hole. If needed, use a dot of hot glue, here and there, to hold the sinew or cord to the picture frame.
Make a different dream catcher by omitting the leather, fabric or paper piece in the center. Instead, wrap yarn around and around the picture frame, going from side to side, then from top to bottom, until you have cris-crossing yarn all over the frame. In the center you’ll notice that there are many yarn intersections. Directly over this area glue on a Native American piece or something else. Craft stores feature novelties like resin Indian heads, cattle heads or even tepees. Another choice is a piece of vinyl or leather cut to the shape of a tepee or other image. Further decorate either of the dream catchers by gluing on beads and feathers. The dream catchers may or may not ward off those bad dreams but will still look good hanging over the bed!