Hey everyone, it’s Elsie here! Autumn is my absolute favourite season, and it’s in full swing over here in the UK! I think it’s nice to bring a little bit of the outside in and create a home decor item to celebrate the season. I’ve created this Autumn dreamcatcher, which is currently Autumn-ifying my craft space!
Creating this dreamcatcher is simple. All you need is the inner part of an embroidery hoop, twine, hot glue and some of your favourite Fall-inspired papers and embellishments! I was really inspired by the patterns and colours from the Close Knit and Wildflower 12×12 paper pads, they’re perfect for this time of year!
Using a combination of some cut files and my own drawings, I paper-pieced a lot of Fall-themed images such as the squirrel holding an acorn, the toadstool house, the fox and sunflowers. I stitched around most of these images which helped define and bring the characters to life, and it also adds a whole lot of cuteness! I had so much fun with this project because I just ran with my imagination!
Instead of attaching feathers and beads to the bottom of the dreamcatcher, like you traditionally would, I personalised it a bit more. I fussy cut a coffee cup from one of the papers from the Hustle + Heart collection, because to me there’s nothing better than a hot cuppa on a cold Autumn day! I also fussy-cut a thread spool from the Close Knit paper pad because I love getting cosy in the evenings with a stitching project!
Once I had all of these bits and pieces made and arranged in a way I was happy with, I used my hot glue gun to stick it all together. When you glue everything together make sure you attach the pieces of twine to the embroidery hoop first, so you can cover them up with your embellishments.
One of my favourite embellishments are the wool pom pom stickers from Hustle + Heart. They’re so adorable and were easy to attach to my twine with some hot glue. I love the “fuzzy” texture they add, they remind me of a cozy sweater!
Although there are a lot of components to this project, I think it would be a great family activity to complete together on an Autumnal rainy day. You could personalise it with what each of your family/friends are thankful for this Autumn, which would not only make it a fun thanksgiving decoration but also a decoration to have up all season!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Supplies: Close Knit 12×12 paper pad (#341848) – Wildflower 12×12 paper pad (#341850) – Amy Tan Hustle + Heart 12×12 patterned papers: In a Row (#341866) – Fit To Be Square (#341869) – Sweet Sensation (#341878) – Hustle + Heart Ephemera (#341888) – Hustle + Heart Wool Pom Poms (#341897) – Hustle + Heart Suede Bows (#341893) – Stargazer Thickers (#343427) – White Textured Cardstock 12×12 (#71259) – Fox cut file (#101067) – Toadstool cut file (#78142) – Squirrel cut file (#146708) – Sunflower cut file (#48166)