Make A Fancy Santa Layered Mandala

Frame this Santa Layered Mandala and make a beautiful wall hanging and decorations suitable for giving as a Christmas Gift. And Sana says “Ho Ho Ho” with the writing on the top layer, making this mandala extra special.

The project is 4 layers, filling in each layer a little more with each level.  It creates a wonderful effect and is really a lot easier than it looks.  

You will need:
        • Cardstock in various Christmas shades
        • Glue or Foam tape
        • Shadowbox Frame (12 X 12)
        • Download File
Paper Selection for Santa Layered Mandala Wall Art

This project can be made with any paper.  The colors for the Santa Mandala I chose were traditional Christmas colors.  This shadowbox did not need a background color but feel free to choose one.  Patterns would look very weird for everything but the background mat colors.

Cutting the Santa Layered Mandala Wall Art

Start with the lowest layer and cut the designs upward in layer.  This is a must!  Several pieces around the eyes are separate and are easy to lose.  The words “Ho Ho Ho” are drawn on with a black gel pen and the Cricut will do this automatically.  If you would like to make this smaller, you will need to remove the words because they are not clear at a smaller size.

Be careful removing the Santas from the mat because the lines can be thin, the top layer especially.

Assembling the Santa Layered Mandala Wall Art

As you cut the layers, build up from the bottom.  Glue each layer to the one below it before you cut the next layer.  This way you don’t lose the little pieces.  

You can glue the layers together with foam tape or liquid glue.  Foam tape adds more dimension to the project but you end up using a lot of it and cutting it into really small pieces to attach the top layer.

Once the layers are all together, use a 12 X 12 piece of cardstock that goes with your color scheme for a base.  Frame the piece with a 12 X 12 shadowbox frame. If you used foam tape this fits nicely into a shadowbox frame.

 

And your Santa Layered Mandala Wall Art is done.  It would make a lovely and treasured Christmas gift.

Fun Facts about Santa
  • Santa only started wearing red primarily when he started “selling” for Coke in 1931
  • Clement Moore may not have written Twas the Night Before Christmas.  It may have been written by Henry Livingston.
  • All letters addressed to Santa go to the post office at Santa Claus, Indiana, not the North Pole.  But they try to answer every letter.
  • Santa’s favorite cookies are chocolate chip.
Cordelia's First Santa Pic

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