A couple of months ago, I took your feedback and started blogging about some of the projects we work on around here. I was a little hesitant to give it a try, mostly because I'm not some sort of professional blogger with all this amazing content and have no experience creating the gorgeous images I see on other blogs, so a little scary! However, I have to say I am glad I did, it has been so much fun! I'm always up for a new challenge!
That being said, I've had some feedback asking for more DIY nursery projects, I think that's a great idea! Having worked with over 10,000 mommy-to-be's on nurseries, I can definitely share some ideas:) Check back and I'll try to post frequently and keep with the trendy nursery themes we're seeing in the shop. Oh, and thanks for sticking with me on my new adventure!
So let's start with this gorgeous mermaid dream catcher! I have no experience with these, and I thought it was pretty easy. A little time consuming, but not hard. All you will need:
- Wooden Embroidery Hoop
- 2 Spools of Ribbon to wrap your hoop
- 1 Spool of Cord Ribbon to weave
- 5-7 Spools on assorted ribbons to hang down
- Charms, Beads, or Shells to decorate *make sure these fit on the cord you are weaving with (I didn't!), I found these in the jewelry making section at my local craft store
The first step is wrapping the ribbon around your hoop. I chose a thin (like 3/8") satin ribbon. You can place a small dot of glue with a hot glue gun to get started, otherwise just tuck and start wrapping. My spool ran out just before I finished, so I did have to use glue to start another roll, and at the end I glued on the inside to finish it up.
For this next part....it's actually easy once you get going, but so hard to describe. I knew how I wanted it to look, but had no idea how to accomplish this, so of course I went to Pinterest for some advice! There are a couple of really good tutorials, I found the image below the most helpful for weaving my string in the center and WikiHow has a great video tutorial as well!
As you're weaving, don't forget to add those charms/beads/seashells in where you want them!
When I got to the center and wanted to finish, I tied a double knot and then added some beads and a charm, ending with another double knot.
The final step is just adding the ribbons (and anything else you want) to the ends. I started like this, and added in all the other colors I wanted:
I was so happy with the final outcome and think this would be so amazing in a mermaid nursery, give it a try!