How to Make a Bohemian Dream Catcher

Each month I team up with my blogging friends and share a craft project with you made from supplies I have been hoarding collecting.  We call it the Craft Room De-Stash Challenge. This month I am finally motivated to started a project that I have been wanting to do forever. This Bohemian Dream Catcher is just one of several that I need to make for a future project.

My daughter collects dream catchers and I am going to make several Bohemian Dream Catchers to create a headboard for her bedroom. I have embroidery hoops in various sizes and several different patterns of crocheted doilies that I have been collecting from the flea market as well as yards and yard of lace trim.

dream catcher

Supplies Needed to Make a Bohemian Dream Catcher

  • embroidery hoops in various sizes
  • crocheted doily
  • ribbon and lace trim
  • twine
  • hot glue

I have had some embroidery hoops in my stash for a long time because I just pick them up whenever I see them at yard sales or the flea market. I can usually pick them up for 25 cents each.

embroidery hoops for bohemian dream catcher

The crocheted doilies I used were picked up at the flea market for $1 each and make the perfect dream catcher because of their unique patterns. I don’t feel so bad cutting up these doilies because I try to pick the ones that are damaged or stained. Since I go for the worst of the bunch I tend to get a better price.

bohemian dream catcher with lace used for tails

I have also been collecting lace trim and ribbon for the tails for my dream catcher. Today I hit the jackpot at the flea market because a lady was having a going out of business sale. She sold me a whole bag of lace trim and ribbons for $5. Score!

doily and lace for bohemian dream catcher

This particular dream catcher was made from a crocheted runner that had a burn mark right in the middle of it so naturally nobody wanted it. I scooped it up for $1 and used a 6 inch embroidery hoop to hold it tight so the beautiful pattern could be seen. Then I took my scissors and trimmed it around the edges of the hoop.

doily and embroidery hoop used for bohemian dream catcher

Then I broke out my handy dandy  glue gun and added layers of lace, ribbon and twine to make the tails of the Bohemian Dream Catcher. I cut out some of the crocheted flowers and added them to the ribbons as well.

Now I only have to make 20 more of these Bohemian Dream Catcher to complete the headboard project which is a future post.

How to Make a Bohemian Dream Catcher with embroidery hoops and crocheted doilies.

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  1. Sue at Blu says:

    Denise I love this project! Dream catchers are so popular with the college crowd! I will be making some of these for my store. Just beautiful!

  2. LydiaF says:

    So pretty! I love the use of the doilies. I have several that are not being used. This might be the project to make use of them 🙂

  3. Jackie Snyder says:

    Hi Denise, I, too, think these are gorgeous. I am making a wall hanging for my granddaughter from them and was wondering how you plan to connect the embroidery hoops to one another?

  4. Carol ("Mimi") says:

    Love this dream catcher! It ‘s feminine with a vintage vibe. I have a bunch of old doilies that I need to do something with. Thanks for the inspiration for a great project.
    Carol (‘Mimi”) from Home with Mimi

  5. Carolann says:

    Oh, I love Dream Catchers and this one is a beauty! I’d love to tackle making one myself. Love this project, Denise. Thanks so much for sharing!

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