You may have seen our Hamsa Wall Decor when we did the mystical make challenge, so now we’re sharing the tutorial! This project couldn’t be easier!
What is a Hamsa?
A Hamsa is a symbol in many different cultures that is believed to bring luck and protection. Although it has religious origins (it can be found in all the world’s major religions, including Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam), we’re adapting it for home decor.
Specifically, I’m making this for my sister for when she sells her house. Because who doesn’t need a little luck when it comes to selling your biggest asset? We’ve all worked hard to get it onto the market. So not only are we hoping for a quick sale, but want that luck to stretch so she can find a new home quickly too! All well wishes for her are greatly accepted and appreciated (I’ll likely have more about her story in upcoming posts) :).
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Hamsa Wall Decor Supplies
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- Saral Transfer Paper
- Sharpie Metallic Marker set (I used fine point for this project, but this thicker set of chisel markers will cut down time. There are lots of complaints on Amazon about these being dried out and unreturnable, so it might be best to buy these in-store.
- Hamsa wall decor template (get it in our Birdz on the Fly library)
- Wood Round. If you can’t find these, you can cut them out of plywood.
- Chalk Mineral Paint – Midnight Sky
- Satin Clear Coat
- Mini Angle Brush
- Artist Brushes
- Continuous Mister
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DIY Hamsa Wall Decor
When using chalk paint, first mist the brush.
I work right out of the container and brush Midnight Sky onto the wood round.
If the paint is too thick, spray on more water with the fine mister bottle. I got great coverage. So I only used one coat.
Once the paint is dry, transfer the image. We use Saral transfer paper under the design because it’s not permanent and is easy to erase.
Just trace with a pencil (I’m using white since the background is dark).
Because I’m using fine markers, I trace double lines for the outline. However, using a thicker marker will cut down on outlining and then having to colour in between the lines like I’m doing.
Now select a metallic marker. I’m choosing the bronze from this 3-pack.
Go over each line with the marker.
Finally, colour in the lines.
Topcoat your Hamsa Art
Brush on one or two coats of clear coat satin.
I actually forgot to brush the edges with chalk paint. So a flat artist brush helps with that!
Hamsa Decor Reveal
Although it isn’t hung here, doesn’t our Hamsa wall decor make a cute addition to our DIY earring holder?
My sister’s house is now freshly painted and ready for staging. Understandably, after all the patching and prep work, she opted not to put holes in the wall for artwork. So this Hamsa wall decor is part of a vignette on a bedside table – until she finds a new home.
By the way, if you like the pop of colour, you’ll find the tutorial for the butterfly artwork, acrylic pour painting here.
Pin Hamsa Wall Decor
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Creative Craft Hop
Now it’s time to check out these Wood Bead Garland With Pom Pom Pumpkins from Donna at Modern at Monticello. When you’re done, please remember to visit these other amazing talents below:
- Santa’s Christmas Tree
- Minimalist Evafoam Oak Leaf Wreath
- How to Craft Velvet Mushrooms (That Smell Like Christmas!)
- Santa Mugs and Bottle Brush Trees
- Hamsa Wall Decor (that’s us!)
- Wood Bead Garland With Pom Pom Pumpkins
- Halloween Porch Sign with Free Designs
- The Haunted House
- How to Make an Easy Christmas Swag
- How to Make Wood Block Pumpkins
Free Hamsa Wall Decor Template
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I had never heard of hamsa before now, Sara! It seems to be a great multi-cultural piece that anyone would love to have in their home. Good luck to your sister in selling her home! You are the best sister for creating a hamsa for her!
Aw, that’s so sweet! I want nothing but the best outcome for her – she deserves it 🙂
Sara, what a thoughtful house-selling gift for your sister! As always, your step-by-step tutorial makes it easy for readers to create their own! Thanks again for hosting!
Thanks Cecilia; my fingers will be crossed for a quick sale 🙂
I’ve not heard of hamsa before, but I love the concept! Your creation is really cool Sara, I hope it does bring good luck to your sister and her sale! Thanks so much for hosting!
Thanks so much Jenna! My sister has been through a lot these past years taking care of our Mom so I hope so too 🙂
I have never heard of a hamsa before. Thanks for sharing a fun tradition in other cultures. The best to your sister as she begins the selling of her house. It’s always such a journey!
Thanks Tammy! It’s been a tough road for my sister. She took care of our mom in that house until she passed away and it’s so sad that she has to sell it. I appreciate all the positive thoughts coming her way!
Sara I’ve never heard of a hamsa before but what an interesting cultural tradition! What a thoughtful gesture for your sister. I’m sure she will be thrilled you took the time to create something so thoughtful!
This is the first I’ve heard of a hamsa, too, and it’s beautiful, Sara. I hope it brings her a quick sale and the perfect new home to move into! Thank you so much for hosting this hop.
You’re welcome Ann and thanks so much for the well wishes!
Never heard of this but what a great idea. This could be a gift for a person starting a new job, buying their first home or even my son when playing cards. 🙂 I love this, such a great idea.
Well, I learned something new today. Never heard of hamsa before. Your tutorial is well thought out and clear. Thank you for hosting, Sara.
My pleasure Carol!