Handmade Holiday Ornament Exchange – Dream Catcher

This is the third handmade Ornament that I made for my sister. We base our ornament theme on the anniversary gift suggestion and this year it was Leather {traditional} or Crystal {modern}. We also added a twist this year because we both bought old player piano rolls while thrifting in Las Vegas so we agreed to include the piano roll paper to this year’s ornament.


I made a Dream Catcher ornament.

I began with a thrifted small wooden embroidery hoop. I used leather cording that is normally used in jewelry making as the web part of the dream catcher.

I cut a piece of cording about five times longer than the distance around the hoop. I tied a loop in the cording which became the hanging loop and then tied the base of the loop to the hoop. Next I tied five double half-hitches around the hoop ending with the last one in the same spot as the base of the loop. I kept the cording fairly tight between knots.Web

From the base of the starting point, I continued to loop it around the center between each double half-hitch until I got to the center and tied it off.


To create the feathers I glued strips of the music roll to both sides of a piece of Grunge Paper. Once it was dry, I die cut two feather shapes using the Sizzix Writing Desk die. I colored them using Distress Ink in Vintage Photo, Tea Dyed and Walnut stain. The music roll paper added the horizontal lines on the feathers.


I wrapped natural twine around the ends of the feathers, strung some thrifted red beads and added a vintage chandelier crystal. Then I tied this to the bottom of the hoop to complete the ornament.

This will be our fourth year of exchanging handmade ornaments. The theme is Fruit/Flower {traditional} or Appliances {modern}. Check back again to see the ornament I made for my sister.

Honored to be Featured at:
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This is Linked to: A Creative PrincessAdventures of Mel, Artsy Fartsy Mama, Craft DictatorLamberts LatelyLive Laugh Rowe, Summer ScrapsThe Answer is Chocolate, The Melrose Family and Too Much Time on My Hands

About Lynda Kanase

Founder and Chief Designer of i-crafter Creative Products and current Crafter, Maker, Stitcher, Scrapper, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Instructor, Anglophile, Dog lover and Mom trying to make the world prettier, one project at a time. Please join me on this creative adventure.

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