DIY Mandala Wall Hanging

May 15, 2019

DIY Mandala Wall Hanging-Leafy Souls Vegan Blog Post


Want to add some bohemian flair to your home wall decor but don't know where to start? With some inexpensive drop cloth, a set of mandala stencils, and coloring medium of your choice, you can add a beautiful, one-of-a-kind piece of wall art to your home that showcases your style.

You will have all your friends asking where you bought it. Keep reading this blog for ideas and tips on how to start this home decor project.


WALL HANGINGS

Because they are typically larger than framed art, wall hangings have the unique ability to add great depth to any room.

In this blog post, we recommend two different ways to add some flair to your decor by making your own DIY mandala wall hanging.

  1. You can free-hand a wall mandala motif.
  2. You can use a stencil. There are many stencils available to accommodate any style.

Creating your own mandala wall hangings from scratch will take you back in time or on a journey to the mountains where Buddhist monks tediously start a mandala and, after weeks of work, erase the piece of art to start the meditative process all over again.

You don't have to do that, though. This mandala is meant to be a piece of home decor that will reflect your style and is a sign of the ideas you hold dear.

And thanks to mandala stencils, this does not have to be a protracted, tedious process.

And since you're not a Buddhist monk, you can alter the mandala to be a frame for a sign that proclaims your ideas to the world (Check out this one for inspiration).

Search your soul. What will your sign say?

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GOING DIY AND GETTING MEDITATIVE

A mandala is an intricate abstract design that is usually circular in form.

The word "mandala" is a Sanskrit word meaning "circle." Mandalas generally have a single identifiable center point, from which an array of symbols, shapes, and forms emanates.

Mandalas usually contain both organic and geometric forms. They may also contain recognizable images that carry meaning for the person who is creating it. 


In essence, the mandala represents the connection between our inner worlds and outer reality.

Designing your own DIY mandala wall hanging to add to your decor can be both inspirational and therapeutic.

 If you do not have much money to spend on home decor and you want to add some flair to your wall, or you simply want to make a personal gift for a loved one, this is the tutorial for you.

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DRAWING FOR THE SOUL


When you design your own mandala, think of it as a reflection of your soul.

Drawing and coloring your mandala can be a highly enriching personal experience in which you search inside yourself to find the colors, shapes, and patterns to represent your current state of mind to anything you most deeply desire and wish for yourself, for a loved one, or for humanity.

If you're using stencils, then it's just a matter of a quick search for the style of stencils that will add the right touch to your wall hanging. You can design a mandala to be a sign of an ideal state of mind.

Mandalas are great tools for spiritual self-awareness and great for meditation. Many different cultures in the world use mandalas to add to their religious practices.

The best part about designing your own mandala is the freedom to choose whatever colors and shapes you feel express your unique sense of self and worldview.

Your mandala belongs to you, enabling you to have the freedom to use your creativity to create a DIY mandala wall hanging that is uniquely yours.

Once you know the necessary steps of how to draw a mandala, you can now try new colors and designs each time you draw a new piece.

And if you have made the first mandala with the aid of stencils, you may find you have picked up a few tips and the confidence to try making a second one without them.

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MATERIALS NEEDED

You don't need many materials to learn how to draw a mandala. All you need is paper, a pencil, a ruler, and an eraser.

You can also add a curved ruler if you happen to have one on hand.  
To color in your mandala: your choice of colored pencils, watercolors, crayons, pastels, or any other type of art material for coloring.

You can also use a compass if you like - this will be covered in the steps below.

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INVEST IN A STENCIL

You don't need to be a fantastic artist to create a round mandala wall hanging to add to your home decor.

If you can't think of any ideas for an original design, or you simply want to be sure that your art is perfect, try some stencils.

With some crafting supplies and a little imagination, you can have your own DIY wall art in no time! It's that easy.

All you have to do is grab a blank canvas, make a selection from a wide array of stencils, and make a one-of-a-kind wall art for your space.

If you love to make your own crafts and are on a search for the perfect home decor piece, then investing in a stencil and a blank canvas is perfect.

You can buy Cutting Edge Stencils (sign up with your email address to get 10 percent off your first order) for DIY projects.

Their line of mandala stencils is stunning. These patterns are perfect for making DIY wall art! 
If you're trying to recreate something you have seen on Pinterest that says old and wise, opt for brown canvas background and gold paint for the stencil and add your color to a plate or paint palette.

 Dip your dense foam roller into the paint. Roll-off the excess paint onto your folded paper towel until the roller looks almost dry.

The key to stenciling is using as little paint as possible. Too much paint will cause the design to bleed and smudge. Painter's tape can help hold the stencil in place.

 
After the first coat of paint is dry, you can add more colors or highlights. As making a mandala is a meditative process, you don't need to rush through this easy project.

You can continue to add finishing touches for days as the mood strikes you. When your mandala is complete, it's time to add it to your wall, stand back, and admire the effect. 

If you're not sure how to hang a mandala on the wall, check out this post with ideas and tips on how to make a DIY tapestry hanger

Leave a comment on the blog post if you have anything to add to this guide! If you have any questions about our products, drop us an email at support@leafysouls.com.

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Check out the Products we referenced in this Article

Natural Color Mandala Wall Tapestry

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Sara Phillipps
A vegan freelance web designer and blog writer based out of Austin, Texas USA.


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