Hi everyone! I’m delighted to show off a bit more of the new Boots & Saddle Collection to you today! I’m a country gal myself and instantly fell in love with this new collection. The papers, paints, and burlap have such rich colors and images that remind me of roaming free. Whether you wear boots or not, you’re sure to love the sense of adventure this collection provides.
Today I want to show you my take on a dreamcatcher, made cowgirl style! We’ll be using a variety of materials from the Western Collection, which I hope sparks your own creative ideas as well! Who’s ready to get started?
First you need to gather your supplies which are: small embroidery hoop, burlap of your choice (I went with rust, avocado and light pink), Tattered Angels Paints – your choice – I picked Decor & DIY Paint – Scarlet and Violet and High Impact Navy and Ivory, paint brushes, string, hot glue gun, and Navajo Print on Ivory, Boots ‘n Saddle on Kraft and Chocolate & Ivory Large Feathers.
Now you’re ready to cut out that cute little lady from the brown kraft paper. See her? This cowgirl is going to be the one to help catch your wish so go ahead and cut her out and set it aside.
The fun really begins next because you get to choose your favorite colors of paint and paint the circle that will be glued onto your dream catcher. I chose to do a floral pattern and started with the darker colors of paint first, like navy blue and purple. I then layered the pink and red on top. I thought all the colors looked amazing against the dark rust burlap! Keep in mind that since burlap has tiny holes in it whatever you lay underneath your fabric will get spotted some with paint.
The next step is to fussy cut out the paper feathers from the scrapbook paper and also cut a matching piece of burlap that is slightly bigger than the paper version. You will then stitch these two together on your sewing machine, straight down the middle. If you don’t have a machine you could always glue these together as well. I also had fun cutting my own feathers from the burlap and painting them myself!
Now it’s time to stamp the words or message you want to go in the middle of your dream catcher. I chose “Catch a wish” because it looked like the cowgirl was just ready to lasso a wish! I stamped this with alphabet stamps.
Before assembling the dream catcher you’ll want to hot glue some string to the back of your feathers. Once you’ve done that, you’re set to go to complete the final touches! Glue your burlap/stamped message on the middle of the hoop, as well as the cowgirl. Tie the feathers on to the bottom of the hoop and then hot glue the rust circle to the outside of the hoop.
The last step I did to make my dream catcher a bit more fancy was to cut triangles from the black and white paper and glue them around the hoop. I also went around the circle again with some Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam.
I love how this turned out! I think when it comes to changing the burlap or paint colors, the sky is the limit!