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It is important to decorate your dream
catcher with your favprite items. We figured you would want to showcase some of the seashells you have collected.
1. Tie a head knot to where you want your dream catcher to
hang from and then macramé your quilting hoop. I decided I wanted to spray paint one
of my hoops gold and add ribbon to another. You could modpodge fabric, or tightly warp it with yarn.
2. Lay your doily in the center of the quilting hoop and then secure the horizontal sides first, being sure to stretch and secure tightly. The best way to secure evenly is to divide by sections. I opted for 9 & 3 then 12 & 6 and so forth (clock sections). This way you can secure each side with even tension. Don't cut your twine after, let it dangle so you can attach your adornments.
3. Once your doily web is bound evenly inside the hoop, start adding your adornments. Braid ribbons and twine, add tassels, ornaments, feathers, shells, driftwood, beads, crystals, chimes, or anything of significance to you! If you're hoping for a little extra glamour in your dream-scapades, use Mod-Podge or another adhesive to glitter up your feather tips!
Hot glue proved to be incredibly helpful when working with fishing line and the beads.
Don't be afraid to over do it. You can always refine your choices.
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The supplies are basic; sea glass, fishing line, a starfish and some thin rope
Coastal sea glass mobile DIY you will LOVE! The best DIY for your sea glass treasures collected along the ocean shore.
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hot glue gun and glue sticks
cloth or paper towel
Collect and Clean Seashells. If shells were collected from the beach, rinse thoroughly and allow to dry. If you aren't planning a trip to the coast, shells can be purchased at craft stores. Make sure to have enough small and medium sized shells to cover the entire mirror frame.
Attach Shells. Preheat hot glue gun. Working from inside of mirror frame, apply glue in small sections and press shells into hot glue. Hold in place until glue cools. Shells can be placed at random or in a pattern.
Cover Entire Frame. Continue to apply glue in small sections, pressing various sized shells into glue. Use small shells to fill in gaps between larger ones. Save large, decorative shells to apply last, so they will be most visible. Tip: A flat frame provides a smoother gluing surface for shells, but a decorative frame will give a fuller look.
Clean Frame and Mirror. Glue guns tend to leave strings of glue behind. To remove these, gently sweep them off using a stiff paint brush. Use a straight razor to remove glue from mirror surface. Wipe down mirror with window cleaner and hang.
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