Make a Halloween Layered Pumpkin Mandala

This layered pumpkin mandala is a great Halloween decoration and similar to the Angel Mandala I did a little while ago.  I made this one in a different kind of color scheme.  I think it makes the colors stand out more.

If you want to know how to take your own design and make a mandala that is uniquely yours, see my video tutorial on how to make one in Inkscape.  You can make this project as big or as small as you like but too big and it won’t fit on a normal mat and too small and the cuts are too tiny.

You will need:
        • cardstock in various shades
        • cardstock for the background
        • Glue or Foam tape
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Paper Selection for the Layered Pumpkin Mandala

This project can be made with any paper.  The colors for the pumpkin layers don’t even have to be in the same color family.  I think you notice the difference in layers more.  Patterns would work for the top layer but you wouldn’t see much of them on the other layers.  Glitter or Foil paper would look good though.

Cutting the Layered Pumpkin Mandala

Start with the lowest layer and cut the designs upward.  This is a must, in general on this type of project.  In most of these layered mandalas you end up with pieces that aren’t connected to anything on the higher layers and they need to be glued to something.

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


Assembling the Layered Pumpkin Mandala

As you cut the layers, build up from the bottom.  Then glue each layer to the one below it before you cut the next layer. 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.  However, it is cheap at the Dollar Store where you get 3 rolls in a pack for $1.

Once the layers are all together, you can use a piece of cardstock that goes with your color scheme for a base.  Then you can frame the piece with a  frame if you like. If you used foam tape you should put foam tape between the mat and the glass along the edges to make the frame stick up far enough to give the project room or use a shadowbox frame.


And your Layered Pumpkin Mandala is done.  Show off your crafting skills this Halloween.  And again, if you would like to make your own mandala, I will show you how here.

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