Getting ready for Christmas

Dailylike Christmas Advent Prisms

With the Christmas countdown getting closer we thought we’d share our Christmas Advent Prisms with you again as they are just so darn cute. Can you believe this was the very first DIY project we created nearly a year ago!? It has been an amazing 12 months and there is still plenty more to come! This combination uses the Celebrate Fabric Tape and the free printable template and step-by-step instructions can be found here.

Project : Scalloped Lantern by Sam Dunne

Scalloped Lantern by Sam Dunne of Dunne with Style for Dailylike Australia

These paper lanterns are a quick and simple project and are perfect for paper lovers wanting to display their favourite prints and patterns.

Materials
Dailylike Collecting Paper Set – Between Snow to Flower
Paper lantern
Double sided tape
Paper punch (I used a 2” round)
Ribbon/twine/fishing line to hang

Instructions

Step 1.
Using your paper punch, cut out circles from your paper stack.
I used 4 different patterns and punched out 2 inch circles from 2 sheets of each pattern.

Step 2.
Using your double sided tape, stick your first circle to the lantern so it slightly overhangs the bottom.

Step 3.
Continue to tape down circles in a row around the lantern overlapping each time (overlap by about 1/3 of the circle).

Step 4.
When you have completed your first row, begin a second row above, overlapping the first row of circles by about 1/3 of the circle.

Scalloped Lantern by Sam Dunne of Dunne with Style for Dailylike Australia

Step 5.
Continue rows, changing your paper prints as desired.

Scalloped Lantern by Sam Dunne of Dunne with Style for Dailylike Australia

Step 6.
Once your lantern is complete hang with a piece of ribbon, twine or fishing line (I have used the Dailylike Cotton Ribbon Wreath design here).

Scalloped Lantern by Sam Dunne of Dunne with Style for Dailylike Australia

This project was created by Dailylike Design Team member Sam Dunne of Dunne with Style.

Project : Buttons 3 Ways by Fiona Michelon

Buttons 3 Ways by Fiona Michelon of The Craft Hunter for Dailylike Australia

Skill Level
Easy

1. Pinwheel Gift Wrap

Buttons 3 Ways by Fiona Michelon of The Craft Hunter for Dailylike Australia

Spruce up your gift wrap with a lovely paper pinwheel with a button detail in the centre. Would also look fab taped to the front of a card!

Supplies needed:
1 pack of First Love Fabric Buttons
1 Twine Bobbin in Hot Pink
Square piece of paper for your pinwheel
Sticky tape
Ruler
Pencil
Scissors or Xacto knife

How to:

Cut out a square piece of paper and put your ruler diagonally across the corners. Draw a line around ¾ of the way in from the corner towards the centre then use scissors or an Xacto knife to cut these lines.

Buttons 3 Ways by Fiona Michelon of The Craft Hunter for Dailylike Australia

Bring one side of the corner up to the centre and fasten with sticky tape.

Now you want to do this with each corner, be sure to stick the same side of the triangle.

Buttons 3 Ways by Fiona Michelon of The Craft Hunter for Dailylike Australia

Finally, fasten your button in place with some glue or sticky tape.

Buttons 3 Ways by Fiona Michelon of The Craft Hunter for Dailylike Australia

Wrap your gift with some twine and pop your new pinwheel on top of the gift with a bit of tape and you’re done! Really cute gift wrap idea for someone special and only takes a couple of minutes. Would look great with 3 or so little pinwheels too.

Buttons 3 Ways by Fiona Michelon of The Craft Hunter for Dailylike Australia

2. Basket

Buttons 3 Ways by Fiona Michelon of The Craft Hunter for Dailylike Australia

This little basket is made from just a bit of scrap vinyl and is perfect for storing your craft goodies or jewellery. Add a personal touch with some coloured fabric tape on the inside too!

Supplies needed:
1 pack of Childhood Fabric Buttons
Stripe Beige Fabric Tape
Square piece of vinyl or leather (mine was 20x20cm)
Needle and thread (if using leather, opt for a thicker thread and needle)
Scissors or Xacto knife
Ruler
Pencil
Hole punch (if using leather)

How to:

The start of this basket is much the same as the pinwheel actually. Cut out a square piece of vinyl or leather. Mine was 20x20cm. Put your ruler diagonally across the corners and mark a 8cm line (or approx. half way to the centre from the corner) with your pencil from the corner.

Use scissors or an Xacto knife to cut the vinyl on the lines.

Buttons 3 Ways by Fiona Michelon of The Craft Hunter for Dailylike Australia

I also decided to put some stripes of fabric tape on the inside of the basket horizontally. If you do this too, pop it on before cutting the lines, or if you’re like me and decide to add it later just re-cut across your lines over the tape.

Buttons 3 Ways by Fiona Michelon of The Craft Hunter for Dailylike Australia

On one side of your square, fold 2 of the outer triangles in to meet in the middle.

Now you want to just sew it together with your needle and thread. You’ll see I chose to punch some tiny holes in the vinyl at this point to get the sewing started simply, but unless you’re using a thick leather, you could actually just go right ahead with your needle. Once you’ve secured the pieces in place you can work on adding your button with the thread.

Then repeat this with the triangles on the other side to create your basket.

Buttons 3 Ways by Fiona Michelon of The Craft Hunter for Dailylike Australia

Cut off the excess triangle pieces of fabric from inside the basket, but be careful not to cut too close to the corner or it will create a little gap. Give it 10mm or so wrap around.

3. Push Pins

Buttons 3 Ways by Fiona Michelon of The Craft Hunter for Dailylike Australia

This little project couldn’t be easier and is such a fun way to give your pin board an extra bit of character. Would also work well if you have a magnetic notice board – just glue some of your buttons to some plain magnets!

Supplies needed:
1 pack of White Night Fabric Buttons
Push pins
Hot glue gun
Pin board

Buttons 3 Ways by Fiona Michelon of The Craft Hunter for Dailylike Australia

How to:

Just heat up your hot glue gun and put a dab of glue onto a thumbtack. Quickly place your button straight onto the tack and hold in place for a minute. All done and ready to use on your favourite pin board!

Buttons 3 Ways by Fiona Michelon of The Craft Hunter for Dailylike Australia

This project was created by Dailylike Design Team member Fiona Michelon of Craft Hunter.

Project : Fabric Flower Accessories by Sam Dunne

Dailylike Dunne with Style Fabric Flower Accessories

As winter sets in and picking garden flowers for your hair becomes rare, adorn yourself with simple fabric flowers to make it feel like spring again. Experiment with different sized flowers and petal shapes and even mix and match the fabrics used in each petal, the garden grows no two flowers the same so why should you?!

Skill Level
Beginner

Materials
1 x Quarter Fabric Pack – First Love
1 x Fabric Sticker 2pk – Greeny
Scissors
Glue Gun
Brooch backs, hair clips, necklace base of choice

Dailylike Dunne with Style Fabric Flower Accessories

Instructions

Fabric Flowers

1. Make yourself a 5 petal flower template. The size of your template will be the final size of your flower.

2. Fold your fabric in half wrong sides facing in.

3. Trace and cut 5 of your flower template on the double fabric.

Dailylike Dunne with Style Fabric Flower Accessories

4. Place a dot of glue in between the two layers of each flower to hold them together.

5. Place a dot of glue in the centre of the front of 4 of the petals and fold the petals in half.

Dailylike Dunne with Style Fabric Flower Accessories

6. With the remaining petal, place a dot of glue in the centre and pinch all the petals up together.

7. Start layering the 4 folded petals in a cross fashion (as pictured) securing with a dot of glue each time.

Dailylike Dunne with Style Fabric Flower Accessories

8. Place a dot of glue in the centre of the flower and place the fifth petal in, press down to squish it amongst the other petals.

Dailylike Dunne with Style Fabric Flower Accessories

Fabric Leaves

1. Make yourself a leaf template.

2. Cut a piece of fabric sticker double the size of your template.

3. Trace the leaf onto one half of the fabric sticker.

4. Remove the backing and fold the fabric sticker in half so its now double sided.

5. Cut out your fabric sticker leaf.

6. Place a dot of glue at one end of the leaf and pinch the sides together at this end to give your leaf shape.

Dailylike Dunne with Style Fabric Flower Accessories

Affix your leaf (or leaves!) to the back of the flower with a bit of glue.

Dailylike Dunne with Style Fabric Flower Accessories

Attach your brooch back, hair pin or clip to the back of the flower.

Dailylike Dunne with Style Fabric Flower Accessories

Attach a cluster of flowers together onto a piece of fabric and sew or glue onto a necklace base.

Dailylike Dunne with Style Fabric Flower Accessories

Dailylike Dunne with Style Fabric Flower Accessories

This project was created by Dailylike Design Team member Sam Dunne of Dunne with Style.

Project : DIY Wall Hanging

Dailylike DIY Wall Hanging

Add a little colour to your room with this gorgeous DIY Wall Hanging made from beautiful bias tape. Using just a few basic materials, you can create this fantastic wall feature for decor around the home or as a unique party decoration suitable for any event!

Skill Level
Intermediate

Materials:
1 x Bias Tape Bobbin – Celebrate
1 x Bias Tape Bobbin – Seed
1 x Bias Tape Roll – Street Circles
Natural Twine
60cm length of Wooden Dowel – 8mm diameter
Iron
Sewing Machine
White Thread
Pins
Scissors
Ruler

Dailylike DIY Wall Hanging

Step 1:
Prepare the bias tape on bobbins by unravelling them from the bobbins and ironing flat so there are no creases from the folds. (You will not need to do this for bias tape rolls as it is already flat).

Next, fold each of the bias tapes in half lengthways so that the design is visible on both sides and iron flat.

Dailylike DIY Wall Hanging

Step 2:
Once each of the bias tapes have been ironed, you are ready to begin measuring and cutting the strips to form the shape of your garland. In this tutorial we have used two colours in the base of the design, Street Circles (pink) and Seed (green). Cut each of the bias tapes into a total of 19 measured strips as shown in the diagram below.

Dailylike DIY Wall Hanging

Step 3:
Next, cut the strips that will form the shape of the heart. Using a bias tape of a different colour, we have used Celebrate (mushroom), cut 11 strips of tape in the measurements as shown below.

Dailylike DIY Wall Hanging

Step 4:
In preparation for assembly in Steps 9 and 10, cut 18 strips of the Street Circles (pink) design and 6 of the Seed (green) design into lengths of 10cm each. These will be used to create the bows that frame the shape of the heart.

Dailylike DIY Wall Hanging

Step 5:
Layout each of the strips of bias tape in order of length to form the base design of your wall hanging. Then starting with the middle Seed (green) strip, place the 23cm strip of Celebrate (mushroom) bias tape 6cm from the bottom and hold in place with a pin.

Dailylike DIY Wall Hanging

Step 6:
Continue placing each of the strips of Celebrate bias tape over the base design, making sure that each of them start 6cm from the bottom. Hold in place with pins.

Dailylike DIY Wall Hanging

Step 7:
Next, using a sewing machine with white thread, stitch across the joins where the Celebrate (mushroom) bias tape overlaps the base colours of your hanging. This will help to secure your heart in place.

Dailylike DIY Wall Hanging

Step 8:
Measure 2cm from the top of each strip and make a fold, using pins to hold in place. Stitch across the end to create a loop that you will thread the wooden dowel through to hold your wall hanging together.

Dailylike DIY Wall Hanging

Step 9:
Using the shorter strips that were cut in Step 4, tie a simple knot where the Celebrate (mushroom) bias tape joins the other bias tapes around the edge of the heart. Make sure the knot is placed on top of the join and pull tight.

Trim the excess tape on either side of the knots to create a cute little bow. Continue to tie bows over each of the joins. There should be 24 in total.

Dailylike DIY Wall Hanging

Step 10:
Finish off the edging of the heart by tying two more bows on the 4th and 16th pieces 9cm from the bottom of each strand.

Dailylike DIY Wall Hanging

Step 11:
Thread your piece of wooden dowel through the loops of each strand, making sure that each of the strips are evenly spaced and in the correct order.

Dailylike DIY Wall Hanging

Step 12:
Cut 1 metre of natural twine and tie to each end of the wooden dowel. And you’re done! Your DIY Wall Hanging is now complete and ready to hang!

Dailylike DIY Wall Hanging

Try out different colour variations and see what combinations you can come up with!

Dailylike DIY Wall Hanging

The left version uses the Snow Village, Seed and Owl designs.

This project was created by Dailylike Australia.

Project : Ice Cream Garland by Fiona Michelon

dailylike craft hunter diy icecream garland

Whip up a happy ice cream themed garland and matching cocktail stirrers for your next party with just a few basic supplies. I especially love the textured finish of these fabric stickers, it adds that extra special element that paper can’t give.

Cute motifs like ice creams, popsicles and sprinkles are really on trend at the moment, which is great news for us adults as it means we can now enjoy a bit of cuteness all to ourselves! Of course it’s also a perfect theme for kids parties and you could substitute the cocktail stirrers for little cupcake toppers – everyone’s a winner!

dailylike craft hunter diy icecream garland

Skill Level
Beginner

Materials:
1 x Fabric Sticker in Ice Cream – Sugar
1 x Fabric Sticker in Ice Cream – Macaron
1 x Fabric Sticker in Ice Cream – Cone
1 x Masking Stickers in Ice Cream
1 x Fabric Tape in Stripe – Beige
1 x Twine in Beige
Skewer sticks
Scissors
Pencil
Hole punch
Piece of plain paper

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On the piece of plain paper, sketch out your ice cream design and cut out the individual pieces.

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Use this as your template to trace onto the back of your fabric stickers then cut them out. (Don’t forget to trace your design in reverse so that it is the right way when you turn it around!)

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The fabric stickers come with a piece of white cardboard in the packet which you can use as a backing for your garland (love that – hoorah for using leftovers!) Place your cut fabric stickers onto the cardboard and then cut around them.

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I chose to just go one-sided as they’ll be hung against a wall but you could definitely do both sides if you wanted it hung across a room.

For the popsicles I used the Stripe Beige fabric tape for the little sticks.

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Punch two holes in the top of each ice cream, about 1cm apart then just thread your twine through them all. Remember to leave enough twine either side for hanging! Secure on the back with a bit of the fabric tape.

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For the cocktail stirrers (or cupcake toppers if making for kiddies!), simply pop a few of the sticker dots onto some skewer sticks. Put them on either side of the stick so they form a little double-sided sticker. Use the left over dots to decorate your glasses or coasters.

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This project was created by Dailylike Design Team member Fiona Michelon of Craft Hunter.

Project : Wrap It by Sam Dunne

Dailylike Gift Wrapping by Dunne with Style

Receiving a well wrapped gift is (to me!) a gift in itself – give me gorgeous gift wrap and I’d be quite happy with an empty box!! Good looking gifts don’t have to be put in the ‘too hard’ basket though, with a few quick embellishments and my top tips you’ll have the art of gorgeous gifts all wrapped up.

My top tips for simple yet gorgeous gift wrap:

1. Colour combinations : Keep it simple
2. Prints : Mix them up
3. Texture : Is a must

The great news is that Dailylike has done all of the hard work for you in sticking to my top tips. Shop their ‘stories’ across products and you’ve got co-ordinated colour combinations and prints across a range of textures and elements.

Dailylike Gift Wrapping by Dunne with Style

Skill Level
Beginner

Materials
Dailylike Wrapping Paper – Daily Gray
Dailylike Wrapping Paper – Winter Forest
Dailylike Twine Bobbin – Deep Yellow
Dailylike Twine Bobbin – Gray
Dailylike Fabric Buttons – Petit

Embellish It

:: Paper tassels ::
Dailylike Paper Tassels

Cut a piece of paper double the width you want your finished tassel length:
Small tassel 3 inches x 4 inches
Large tassel 4 inches x 6 inches

Fold your paper in half.  Using scissors or a blade, cut at regular intervals leaving approx. ¼ inch uncut at the top (where the folded edge is).  Roll up your tassel and secure the end with double sided tape.

Dailylike Paper Tassels

Give it as much or as little ‘fluffing up’ as you desire.

:: Twine Poms ::
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Use the twine pom tutorial from my Dailylike Easter project and add a few twigs for stems to create a bundle of pom blooms to your gifts.

:: Twine Tassels ::
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Wrap your twine around something the width of your desired finished tassel length.  The more you wrap, the fuller your tassel will be.  I used the width of my 3 fingers and wrapped around 50 times.

Slide your bundle off and tie the top off with a second piece of twine.  Take another piece of twine and wrap around the bundle about ¼ inch from the top.

Cut the bottom of the loops and trim as desired.

Dailylike Gift Wrap Twine Tassels Tutorial:: Twine Bundles ::
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Wrap your twine around something the width of your desired finished bundle.  I used the width of my 2 fingers and wrapped around 15 times.

Slide your bundle off and tie the centre with a second piece of twine.

Affix button to the bundle centre with a piece of twine.  Gently pull the loops open and around the button.

Dailylike Gift Wrap Twine Bundle TutorialDailylike Gift Wrap Twine Bundle Tutorial

:: Buttons ::
Dailylike Gift Wrap Fabric ButtonsA few buttons and twine are the quickest cutest fool-proof embellishment, thread through and ta-dah!

This project was created by Dailylike Design Team member Sam Dunne of Dunne with Style.

Project : Surprise Snailmail Garland by Rin Dawson

Dailylike Mother's Day Garland by Papered Thoughts

We all know how wonderful it is opening up your mailbox only to discover a pretty little package waiting just for you! But here’s something even better.  Mail that you can put up on the wall – yes please! Create this lovely little garland for Mum, pop it in a mailing tube and you have a little surprise “I Love You!” reminder for her wall.

Skill Level
Intermediate

Materials
1x Collecting Paper – Childhood
1x Masking Tape – Murmur
1x Mailing Tube
1x Sheet Kraft Cardboard
1x Bobbin of Twine
Scissors
Double Sided Tape
Pen

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Instructions

Using the double sided tape stick some small square cuts of the patterned paper to the kraft cardboard. I used a few of my most favourite designs – but there are 16 in each paper pack to choose from!

Dailylike Mother's Day Garland - Step 1

Write out your message on the reverse side of the patterned paper. Make sure you write it as a mirror image! Otherwise it’ll turn out back to front!  I went with a very simple “I Love You Mum” but you can get as creative as you want!

Dailylike Mother's Day Garland - Step 2

After all your letters are cut out – line them up and use the washi tape to attach the twine to the letters, creating a hanging garland.

Dailylike Mother's Day Garland - Step 3

Add some washi flags for an extra loveliness by folding a piece of washi tape over the twine and trimming the ends.

Dailylike Mother's Day Garland - Step 4

Take a moment to admire your fantastical “I love you” garland up on the wall before we create the mailing tube to house it through the post!

Dailylike Mother's Day Garland - Step 5

Take your mailing tube (I upcycled one that was sent to me) and use the double sided tape to adhere a sheet of the patterned paper to cover it. Use the Washi tape to cover each end of the tube (it’ll make it look a little more professional).

Dailylike Mother's Day Garland - Step 6

Attach the twine to the end of the mailing tube lid by poking a small hole with the scissors and AFTER threading the twine through the WHOLE tube thread it through the lid of the tube and tie and knot (this will ensure when they pull open the tube it doesn’t fall all the way out).

Dailylike Mother's Day Garland - Step 7

Attach the other end of the twine to the other lid of the mailing tube using the same method. Now when they open the tube the garland will pop out all untangled!

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Finally all you need to do it create a sweet mailing label.  Use the Kraft Paper and frame it with a different patterned paper! Oh and don’t forget a little “Open this end” sticker!

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This project was created by Dailylike Design Team member Rin Dawson of Papered Thoughts.

Project : Give a little love this ANZAC Day

Dailylike Anzac Cookie Recipe Homepage Image

With ANZAC Day coming up, we thought it would be a good opportunity to create something that you can share with your friends and family. After all, good times with your loved ones is one of the basic rights our brave soldiers fought for all those years ago.

We’ve put a new spin on giving a ready-to-eat kind of baked gift. On this occasion it’s time for your recipients to get their hands dirty – in a yummy sugar and buttery kind of way.

Dailylike Anzac Cookie Recipe

This bundle of goodness we’ve created has all the staples you need to make some delicious ANZAC cookies, packaged all cute-like in one of our Large Pillow Boxes and Cotton Ribbon. We’ve made it super easy for you to share this gift with your loved ones by providing you with a free downloadable label and recipe template. How good is that?!

By packaging up all the dry ingredients in ready-to-use quantities, we’ve also made baking these a cinch. Your lucky recipient just needs to mix them all together, add a few wet items, and they’ll be pulling delicious ANZAC cookies out of the oven before they know it. In our humble opinion, there are few things better than a house that smells of freshly baked goods.

You’ll Need
1 x Large Pillow Box – Fresh
1 x Cotton Ribbon – Dot
1-2 x sheets Tissue Paper in your choice of colour
1 x sheet of A4 Kraft Paper (or similar)
Double-sided tape
Clear cello bags
Adhesive tape e.g. Plain Cellotape, Washi Tape or Fabric Tape
Scissors

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 cups desiccated coconut
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate soda

This makes 1 package. Making more? Just multiply above supplies as required.

First, print your free printable onto your kraft paper.  Cut out labels, recipe cards and belly band.  We recommend cutting your belly band first.  To do this, turn over the print out so you can mark out measurements on the back side without marking the front of the design.  Rule a line horizontally across the page 1cm from the top rim of the page.  Rule a second line 4cm from the rim.  This will mark the edges of your  bellyband (it should be 3cm in width).  Cut your band and then score it 4.8cm from each end to make neat folds.  See diagram.

Alex Mae Anzac Cookie Labels Cut Out

Cut small pieces of double sided tape and place on the back side of your ingredient labels.  We recommend doing this close to the edge of the label to stop them peeling back once applied to the cello bags.

Anzac Labels with Alex Mae Double Sided Tape

Next measure out all your ingredients and place into your resealable plastic cello bags.  We used 125mm x 200mm bags for the oats, desiccated coconut and plain flour, and 100mm x 150mm for the brown sugar.  We found a tiny cello bag that we cut down to size for the bicarbonate soda, that we then sealed with washi tape. Peel the backing from your double sided tape and attach the labels to finish off.

Umm… How cute do these look?!

Anzac Cookie Ingredient Sachets

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Once this is done, you’re ready to package them all up!  Grab your tissue paper (or other wrap of your choice), cotton ribbon and adhesive tape. Wrapping up the ingredients will stop them from moving around inside the pillow box too much and make it easier for your recipient to remove them.  It also looks much prettier!

Lay your ingredients out on the tissue paper, making sure they will fit into the pillow box.  Depending on the size of the cello bags that you use, you’ll probably have to overlay them as we have done in order to make them fit.

Wrap your package and seal with tape.  We used Gold Glitter Tape, but you can use plain cellotape or washi.  Tie a bow using your Cotton Ribbon and slip in your ‘Dry Ingredients’ tag.

Anzac Cookie Packaging Step by Step

Position your belly band around your pillow box.  Once you’re happy with the position, use some tape on the back side of the package to hold it in place.

Dailylike Pillow Box in Fresh

Pop your packaged ingredients and recipe card inside your pillow box and you’re all done!  Now all that’s left to do is deliver this gorgeous package to one lucky friend or loved one.

We’ve used this Giant Anzac Cookie recipe found on taste.com.au, however this idea will work with any Anzac cookie recipe. So if you’ve got a go-to recipe you would like to use, just package the dry ingredients all up and make sure you don’t forget to include the recipe!

Happy baking.

This project was created by Dailylike Australia.

Project : Feather Dream Catcher by Rin Dawson

Dailylike Feather Dream Catcher by Papered Thoughts

Is there anything lovelier than pretty florals mixed with paper feathers and tied together with a little bit of neon pink? I think not. Oh and did I mention dream catchers? Because they’re pretty lovely too. Hello! I’m Rin the creative mess behind Papered Thoughts & I’ve created this pretty little tutorial just for you!

Dailylike Dream Catcher by Papered Thoughts

Skill Level
Beginner.  Child friendly!

You’ll Need
1 x set of Fabric Stickers. I’ve used Haze but there are so many other pretty choices in the range.
1 x small ball of wool
5 x A4 sheets of Kraft cardboard.
1 x 30cm square of thick board.  I used an old box.
Masking tape
Scissors
Pen
Double-sided tape

Once you’ve got all the materials, you’re all set!

First you’ll need to trace a circle onto your thick cardboard box card – I used a small dinner plate (about 23cm in diameter) Cut out the circle & then cut out the middle – leaving a thin circle outline (approximately 1.5cm thick) This will form the base of your dream catcher.

Dailylike Dream Catcher - Step 1

This next step will take a little time, however I found it so therapeutic – turn on the TV, some music or an audio book & snuggle up somewhere comfy. You’ll need your circle, wool & double sided tape. Begin by placing the tape at intervals around the circle (on both sides) – now we’re going to wrap! Start over some double sided tape – wrapping the wool tight & close around the circle. The double sided tape will ensure that it doesn’t unravel.

Dailylike Dream Catcher - Step 2

Once you’re all wrapped up (pun-riffic!) leave a long enough piece of string to loop and tie off – so you can hang it later.

Dailylike Dream Catcher - Step 3

Next – those pretty feathers! The greatest thing I’ve found by far about the Dailylike Fabric Stickers is the fact that you can write, draw and sketch on the back. Making it so easy to cut the shapes you want! I used fabric stickers in Haze and drew out my feathers in a few different sizes on the back of each sheet of fabric sticker. I used 7 feathers in my design – 4 large and 3 small.  They were drawn free-hand so they’re all a bit different. If you’re not confident though they’re are tons of templates on Pinterest, just search for ‘feather template’ on Pinterest or Google.

Dailylike Dream Catcher - Step 4

Dailylike Dream Catcher - Step 5

After you’ve cut out each feather you’ll need to stick them to the A4 kraft card and cut them out again. If your feathers get a bit fiddly try using a smaller sharper pair of scissors.

Dailylike Dream Catcher - Step 6

Once you have all your feathers cut – stuck and cut, take a moment to marvel at their pretty! and then it’s time to have a play around with positioning and the design of your dream catcher.

Dailylike Dream Catcher - Step 7

Dailylike Dream Catcher - Step 8

Once you’re happy with the position of each of your feathers, we need to attach the wool to them so they’re ready to hang. Use a strip of double sided tape down the centre of each feather to secure the wool to the back. I taped each piece of wool down with a little bit of washi too – just in case.  Dailylike have a great range of coloured and patterned masking tapes that you can use!

Dailylike Dream Catcher - Step 9

To tie each feather on I laid my dream catcher out on the floor and positioned the feathers, tying a simple knot around the base of the circle – double knotting & trimming off the tail. Just make sure when you tie them that the knot is at the back!

Dailylike Dream Catcher - Step 10

Now all that’s left to do is to hang your pretty creation (with washi tape of course!) and enjoy sweet sweet dreams! xo

Dailylike Dream Catcher - Step 11

This project was created by Dailylike Design Team member Rin Dawson of Papered Thoughts.