Painting a Mandala Wall Mural

painting a mandala on my wall

Yes, I painted a mandala mural on my wall!

I already had this beautiful turquoise coloured accent wall in my apartment, which was the perfect background for this huge mandala mural I painted using silver acrylic paint.

I also recorded a time lapse video showing the process of painting this gorgeous mandala mural on the wall of my apartment!

Before I started painting, I created a template using string, a thumb tack, and white pencil crayon which easily wiped away with a damp cloth after the paint was dry.

Some of you have asked me to explain the process of creating the template so I will attempt to describe this below.

How to paint a mandala wall mural

Supplies you will need:

  • 1 thumb tack
  • string or yarn
  • pencil or pencil crayon
  • ruler


  1. Place the thumb tack where you want the center of your mandala to be.
  2. Measure out a piece of string from the thumb tack to where you want the largest circle of your mandala to be (this will be the final size of your mandala).
  3. Cut the string and tie one end to the thumb tack, and tie the other end to the pencil crayon.
  4. Keeping the string taught, draw a circle all the way around, with the thumb tack in the center.
  5. Cut off the pencil end of the string by a few inches.
  6. Re-tie the pencil to the new end and draw another circle inside the first.
  7. Repeat the process until you get close to the thumb tack and cannot draw any more circles.
  8. Remove the tack, then use a ruler to draw lines across and diagonally from the middle.

You can use my Mandala Drawing Template as a guide for how your final template should look. Let me know if you need any more clarification!

It took me about 8 hours to complete this painting.

Check out the video and let me know what you think in the comments below!

Would you do this to your wall?


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11 thoughts on “Painting a Mandala Wall Mural

  1. I’m a little mad at you for not also recording the marking-out process with the crayon ;) I may be the only one who wanted to see it! I am inspired to record my process at some point…we’ll see! for now I am just chronicling on my blog.

    1. I know, I should have started recording from the beginning but only thought of making a video once that was finished ? Next time!!

  2. Wow Julie that is so awesome! I love the idea of making designs on walls like that! 8 hours is pretty good time, it looks like it would have taken longer! ?

    1. Thank you! I did spread out those 8 hours over a few days ;)

  3. Ahhh! That is soo pretty! I ve always wanted to draw mandala’s on the wall, maybe I should. ButIi am surprised that you took only 8 hours overall!

    1. Thank you, yeah it wasn’t too bad! You should totally try it :)

  4. Wow so deep & hard working in this drawing. Did you selected any name of this Mandala?
    Nice art.

    1. No I didn’t name this mandala, I’m not very good with titles XD

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