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For some, getting a solid six hours of sleep is a feat in and of itself, which means that remembering the secrets your subconscious whispers during those forty winks is entirely out of the question. But, if you're up for an advanced course in nocturnal healing, we like the idea of looking to Native American tradition. Originating with the Ojibwe Nation, dream catchers have served a wide range of purposes, and we see them as a beautiful way to awaken — and capture — the imagination.
And since you may not have the big bucks saved up to travel for the real deal or to spend on an ornate Etsy rendition, we asked our pal Natalie Shriver from Design Love Fest to help you create a wondrous — and totally affordable — web of your own. Just follow these simple DIY steps, and, after the work's been done, we give you permission to doze off and dream a little dream.
Photographed by Molly Cranna
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