As soon as I bought wooden rings for souvenirs with names for the newborns, the older daughter took two and made dream catchers out of them. Therefore, when in early September the competition for the autumn wonder appeared at the school, we immediately knew that it would be an autumn dream catcher. We still had a supply of dried leaves from last year’s herbarium, so the only thing left was to collect and dry a few autumn wild flowers.
We used leaf fairies for our autumn dream catcher.
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You will need
- Wooden rim – ours is 26cm in diameter.
- Jute twine
- Dried leaves and flowers – the leaves were dried flat, and the flowers were dried upside down.
- Glue – Magic glue is perfect for children. After application, it can be moved and corrected, and after drying it becomes transparent. For the impatient ones there is an option of hot glue.
- Autumn fairies – detailed tutorial here.
- Chestnuts – hung at the ends of the strings nicely straighten the strings. You will only need to drill the holes.
How to make an autumn dream catcher
🍂 The first step is to mount the jute twine on a wooden hoop. My daughter did not make any particular pattern, she just tied the hoop a few times. To improve the design, we glued a string to the rim in several places.
🍂 Then decorate the catcher with dried flowers and glue them to a string.
🍂 The next phase is to tie the strings that will hang under the catcher. Ours were very wavy, so we added chestnuts at the very bottom. Before threading, the chestnuts must be drilled.
🍂 The last step is to decorate the hanging strings. This time the daughter glued dried leaves, flowers and of course autumn leaf fairies 🧚♀️🍁.
Check out our ideas
🍁You can find more ideas for playing with children in the DIY with children section.
🍁Other ideas for autumn DIY are in Autumn section.
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Nothing gives more satisfaction than doing something yourself. I haven’t even thought about DIY as my hobby, I’ve just done different “projects” when it was needed. Sometimes it’s a disguise for the Masquerade Party in kindergarten. Another time, cutting out the pumpkin and baking the witch’s fingers for Haloween. Or simply organizing holiday souvenirs. Now I decided to share my realizations with you. Let’s go it together!