This Maple Wood Veneer Mandala Flower is stunning, if we don’t say so ourselves! It measures out to be 10″ x 10″ of pure layered beauty of nature.
Below is a list of all the materials and Cricut settings we used to create this work of art.
- Cricut Maker
- 2 – Deep Point Blades (We recommend NEW blades for best results.)
- 9 – 11″ x 17″ Maple Wood Back Veneer Short Grain
- 12″ x 24″ Cricut Cutting Mat (Or cut sheets down to fit 12″ x 12″ mat.)
- SVG File from Etsy (We have no connection to the seller. We just loved the design and like to support artisans.)
- Beacon’s 3-in-1 Glue
- Cricut Maker Settings: Natural Wood Veneer, Default Pressure
If you are at all familiar with Cricut, there isn’t much explanation needed for this project. Cut each of the 9 layers separately. Keep in mind this is wood and wood will have shavings and little splinters. You’ll need to go around the edges with a piece of sanding paper just to smooth out the edges to clean up the piece before you assemble. For assembly, we started with piece #9, the solid wood piece and slowly glued each layer onto the next. We didn’t really wait between layers for the glue to dry. Glued, Placed, Pressed, Repeat.
While writing this post, it did occur to me that if someone wanted to take this to the next level they could paint the flower and the background different colors. Since I see this flower as a poinsettia, I would paint the flower red and then the rest of the wood background a beautiful shade of green. I would recommend trying either acrylic paint watered down for a white wash effect or using watercolors. I think watercolors would be beautiful!