We all love Pinterest! It is a great place to get inspired. But, lets be honest...sometimes the DIY thing is not that easy. There is much more behind the "beautiful pictures" and "easy step-by-step tutorials." We decided to make a dream catcher for our Valentine's Day window. The great thing about it was we used everything we already had at the store! That always make things easier and affordable. DIY and creativity allows you to learn along the way and you can create your own, unique thing. So here is what we did on a Monday afternoon. Maybe it will inspire you to try it too.
What we used:
1. We started off with our big hula hoop! We cut up a cute, old lacy shirt and glued it around the hoop.
2. Then the hard part. I will be honest this took us a couple times to figure out. We molded our metal wire into a heart. This is going to be tricky, but don't get frustrated. You will definitely need some help from a friend. We intertwined the two ends in the middle.
3. Find the perfect spot in the middle of your hoop. Secure a couple sections with the fishing line. We chose the middle and bottom of the heart. Then secured two sides.
4. Time for some yarn! This is the longest part and requires patience. Again, this took us a couple attempts to figure the best way to execute this. We found out tying them individually around the hoop works best! So cut a bunch and get tying. (**Tying the yarn moves the wire heart. Be mindful of tying too loose or too tight)
5. There are going to be some areas (the top of the heart) that will need to glued in place. The more secure the better.
6. Grab your old shirts and get cutting. This will be the hanging party of your dreamcatcher. We made our outside short and went larger toward the middle. Get creative and make the bottom fun!
Ironic. Our next concept theme for our summer line is "dreams." I'm in Vegas. So the obvious is financial stability, basically a big win. But let's look at the big picture...considering what's going on in the world: japan, hunger, the environment... Too be quite honest it's quite easy to look past all of those struggles in sin city. Every one here lives in the mode and mind set of "what if?" What if I won 10 mill? What would I do with10 mill? It's a dream for sure, but unlikely for most. So leads me back to some fundamental dreams. Health care for all and educational opportunities for all. Opportunity and optimism for those without family and thus support. A drive always to look beyond what's possible when everything looks dire. I'm quite the idealist. My dream? The big win...no war, understanding and acceptance.