3D Mandalas, as well as regular mandalas, are popular lately. I’m giving you free SVG files and I will show you 3 ways to use them.
At first, I was not sure I wanted to create mandalas. Although I find them very beautiful, I wondered what use to give them.
You know, I try to make useful Cricut projects. I don’t want my creations (and the ones you make with my files!) to end up at the bottom of a drawer.
So I asked my subscribers the question and I had so many great answers and ideas! See below for all the details.
So I offer you 3 files and 3 different ways to make beautiful mandalas.
Continue reading, I detail them below. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience and at no extra cost to you. Click here to see my full disclosure policy.
Required material to make 3D mandalas
- Coloured cardstock
- Cutting machine (I own the Cricut Maker, but the Explore Air can also do the trick)
- Green or blue cutting mat
- Spatula and scraper (very useful to remove the remaining small pieces of the mandalas!)
- 3D craft foam tape (see video for other economical options)
- Glue pen (very useful for precision work)
- Free mandalas SVG files available in NeliDesign’s library by subscribing below
Here are the 3 free SVG files
A 12 x 12 mandala
A 3D mandala
A mandala card
I also thought of those who are looking for ways to keep your young children occupied: Take white cardstock and ask them to colour them in different colours. Whether it is arrangements of 2-3 colours or more. Then use the SVG files to cut these cardstocks in a mandala shape. That way, you’ll have a very personalized and colourful mandala!
Unfortunately, I have not yet managed to convince my teens to do so and I, therefore, have no image for you!!!
What to do with a mandala?
One answer immediately comes to mind. It is of course to frame it. It would also be easy to stick it on a canvas.
But what else?
My subscribers have a lot of imagination!
Obviously, these days, the mandala can be useful for relaxing and entertaining, especially if you use my colouring file!
It can also:
- become a clock;
- be used as a wall hanging backdrop for keys;
- be a 3D marble drop as the item is turned;
- be applied on a tote bag;
- be cut from vinyl and applied to a cell phone, computer or other objects.
I was even informed that the mandala can be used in meditation. The mandala should be coloured to please your eyes and you can then sit and stare into the mandala to help you meditate.
How to make 3D mandalas with free SVG files
I really like how the mandalas turned out and I had a lot of fun creating them. I hope you’ll have fun too.
As the colours chosen are very personal, I would love to see yours! Come show them to me on my Facebook group.
See you soon