I got a little bit crafty this weekend and made these super fun and pretty Ojos De Dio (aka God’s Eye) ornaments, which are basically 3D yarn mandala weavings!
They are really easy, making them a great DIY project which can even involve your kids! Making them can be a nice relaxing activity to do while watching TV, sitting on your patio, enjoying a hot cup of tea, etc. You get the picture.
- 2 – 4 Sticks of any length (I used kabob skewers from the dollar store, and cut off the pointy ends)
- Glue Gun
- Various colours of yarn (scraps can be used)
Simply measure your sticks with a ruler and mark them in the centre, then use your glue gun to glue the 2 sticks together in a cross shape. Let the glue dry completely before starting your weaving.
Step-by-step tutorial for the diamond style God’s Eye.
The easiest style of God’s Eye is a 4 sided, diamond shape design using only the 2 sticks, like the one above.
Step by step tutorial for an 8 sided God’s Eye yarn mandala.
For a more complicated design, use 2 sets of sticks, creating an octagonal shape. Don’t glue the 2 sets together, as you will attach them together using yarn.
These 8 sided yarn mandalas are still pretty easy to make, and once you get the hang of them you can easily create your own patterns! I love how mine turned out.
These ornaments are really versatile. You can make them from something as small as toothpicks, or even sticks you find outside and you can make them as big or as small as you want!
You can use them to decorate your walls, give as gifts, use as Christmas tree ornaments and more! Feel free to post other ways you use these in the comments section below!
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I hope you have a great week.