3D Layered Paper Mandalas are so easy to make and are so beautiful to put on display. This ornament mandala is perfect to put in a picture frame and display.
I love making mandalas! They take extra time and care to make but are so beautiful to put on display. The 3D layered effect really steps it up as well and gives a stained glass look. With this ornament mandala, you can also customize it with a name. Let me show you how!
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MATERIALS FOR 3D LAYERED ORNAMENT MANDALA
- Light Grip Cutting Mat (the 12″x 12″ size)
- My free SVG cut files (you will need access to my free resource library below)
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HOW TO MAKE THE 3D LAYERED ORNAMENT MANDALA
If you’d rather watch a video on how to make it step by step, take a look at this video here (highly recommended!):
STEP 1: GET THE FREE SVG FILE
Get the free cut file from the Free Resource Library.
STEP 2: PREP FILE
Upload the file into Cricut Design Space.
The mandala is sized for a 12×12 cut. In this tutorial, I shrunk it down to fit on an 8.5×11 sheet.
If you are cutting it out as-is (no customization), just set your colours for each layer according to what cardstock you are using and skip to step 4. If you’d like to add some personalization, read ahead.
STEP 3: PERSONALIZE
Adjust the letter-spacing and resize it to ensure that the ends of the name are touching the outside circle in the black layer.
Weld the name so that it is one piece instead if individual letters.
Weld the name to the black layer. (You will need to ungroup the mandala layers first.)
STEP 4: CUT IT OUT
Follow the prompts to cut it out. I used the heavy cardstock setting on my Cricut Maker with more pressure.
STEP 5: WEED YOUR DESIGN
Carefully weed your designs. You will need some patience with this project. Be careful when weeding this project!
This is what the mandala with the name looks like all weeded and ready to assemble.
STEP 6: ASSEMBLE
To assemble our mandala, I used adhesive squares. Stick them between the layers to give it a 3D effect.
I like to start with the bottom layer and work my way up.
Attach each layer in the center using adhesive squares.
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