Boho Style DIY Mandala Wall Hanging

Julie Briggs
by Julie Briggs
4 Materials
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
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Frequently asked questions
Have a question about this project?
3 of 5 questions
  • 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!

Join the conversation
2 of 45 comments