July 13, 2017 • Contributor: Emily from B. Lovely Events
Cricut now has a new paper line that is exclusive at Jo-Ann and they are too cute! There are about a dozen or so new series of papers that you can use with your Cricut machine. You can do just about anything with these papers and they come in a variety of styles to fit your crafting needs. There are gold foil ones and silver foil ones. There are designs with ice cream cones and a more summery design with lemons. There is really something for everyone!
As you know, the Cricut is a dream to work with and you can cut just about anything with it. With these new papers, the sky’s the limit with what you can do with them! I’m going to show you how to turn a few of their new papers into a dream catcher mobile.
If you choose this dream catcher, upload it to Cricut Design Space. Remove all of the white areas with the magic wand, leaving only the outline of the dream catcher.
What I love about Cricut is that you can simply just hit go from your design space and it starts cutting right away! First, add your 12X12 Cricut paper to your standard mat, and hit the load button. Turn the dial to cardstock. Click go in the Cricut Design Space. It will take you to a screen where you double check your cut and click go again. On that screen, select your Cricut machine from the drop down menu.
With the Cricut Air 2, it cuts twice as fast, which is amazing! Click the 2X box and then you are good to go! Hit the blinking Cricut button and watch it work its magic.
While the dream catcher is being cut, get out your wooden embroidery hoop, yarn, and the glue gun. Attach 1 end of the yarn to the hoop with hot glue and start wrapping it around the wood. Once you have wrapped the entire hoop, secure the end of the yarn with hot glue.
Once the dream catcher is cut, take your weeding tool and carefully remove the dream catcher from the mat.
Repeat the cutting step but change up how large your dream catcher each time and change the paper design each time too. 2 dream catchers should be cut out of metallic gold foil to use as accents later in the project.
Once you have a bunch of different dream catchers cut, take about 2’ of yarn for each dream catcher, and secure it to the back of each one at the top.
Take the metallic dream catchers that were cut and remove the feather details from them. You will take these and add them to some of your dream catchers that you cut to add some flair. Simply secure them with hot glue once you have your perfect spot for them to go.
Cut 3 pieces of 2 ½’ of yarn. Tie 1 strand on the top of the hoop. Tie another on the right side of the hoop, and a final one on the left side of the hoop. These should be placed so they make a triangle if you were to draw a line between them. In fact, once you take all 3 strands and meet them in the middle, they should create a triangle above the hoop. Take all 3 strands and knot them together. This creates the hanging structure for your mobile.
Take your dream catchers with the yarn attached at the top and secure them to different areas of the hoop. It also adds some lovely dimension if you hang them at different heights as well. Tie at the top of the hoop and secure with hot glue.
Get out a few feathers (I recommend at least 4) and cut at least 12” of yarn for each one. Secure the yarn to the feather with hot glue. Once dried, tie the end of the yarn with the feathers to the hoop in between the dream catchers. Attach the tied ends with hot glue. The feathers add softness and texture to the mobile which I love.
You’re done!! Simply hang the mobile up in a corner or above a sitting or sleeping area and your dream catcher mobile is ready to catch dreams. I love how charming all of the different paper patterns coordinate on the mobile. The overall look is so darling. It’s a perfect mix of Boho and chic that I love.
I love when it spins when there is a breeze and the dream catches sway back and forth and the mobile spins around. There is something so calming about it.