Boho Style DIY Mandala Wall Hanging

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I had a revelation recently that farmhouse decor just isn’t my thing. Once I stopped fighting it, I embraced a more eclectic and bohemian vibe in my house and I'm totally digging the results. After I gave my sunroom an inexpensive update, I turned my attention to the living room. One of my goals there was to replace a set of seashell prints I’ve had for years with something with a little more boho flavor, so I decided to create a DIY mandala wall hanging.
I had a matching set up seashell prints hanging in my living room:
They weren't bad, but they were kind of vanilla and I was ready for a change. I ordered a mandala style stencil from Etsy.
I used leftover paint to stencil the design onto a piece of 4'x4' birch plywood that I stained with Minwax Puritan Pine.
It was pretty easy, other than being stressed out about getting the design centered on the wood. :-)
I finished it off with a simple frame made with 1" x 3" pine boards.
For all the details on how I did it (including all my dumb mistakes!), head over to my blog.

Julie Briggs
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  • Marguerite Shipley Marguerite Shipley on Aug 08, 2018

    That is great! It really warms the room! Does this stencil have a name or mood it is designed to invoke?

  • Sidney Rippy McLaughlin Sidney Rippy McLaughlin on Aug 08, 2018

    I like it! I need a few big stencils like that. Do you remember which Etsy store you used?


    The project looks pretty quick and easy... and way more interesting than the same shells. Good job. 👍🏻❤️

  • Melissa Melissa on Aug 09, 2018

    I have recently started doing some stenciling and I was wondering how you get yours looking so clean? I have tried sponges, foam dabbers, the brushes that say they are specifically for stenciling even and it always runs under he stencil. I do make sure to dab off extra paint but even with doing that it still comes out all muddy looking with no edges. Would love any advice!

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