I’ve had this DIY Sticker Mandala pinned for quite a while now, and I finally tried it at home. I just love it! I really like how it looks colorful and symmetrical from far away, and then the closer you get you notice the random mix of stickers – footballs and butterflies and giraffes, oh my!
The stars aligned this past weekend to do this project because of two events: (1) a sale on stickers at JoAnn’s when I already needed to stop by for some fabric and (2) a rainy Sunday with nothing else to do. This is the perfect meditative indoor activity to kill some time and make some fun art!
Time: half an hour
Cost: About $15
- 12 x 12 cardstock ($0.79)
- stickers ($10 for several sets)
- compass and protractor ($5)
Follow this link for a more in-depth tutorial. But basically, use a compass and protractor to draw concentric circles that fill up the cardstock. Use a ruler to draw straight lines at every 30 degrees. Use the guidelines for sticker placement to create a mandala shape.
Then start arranging stickers symmetrically. Just keep adding stickers round after round until you reach the edges, keeping to the marked lines to form a mandala. But really, you can make any shape you want instead of a circle.
Joann’s had a big sale on stickers with most sets marked down to $0.50 or $0.99, so I limited myself to $10 and just picked interesting shapes and colors. One tip from the original tutorial is to look for mirrored stickers, so you can place them facing each other to be symmetrical. They also had 5/$1 sheets of cardstock, so I picked up this shimmery blue.
So much fun! I made another one using alphabet stickers too.
Great rainy day activity – sometimes it’s fun just to make something without any purpose. I’m hanging up these two above my sewing machine until some other crafty whim tickles my fancy. Three cheers for Pinterest!