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Thursday 23 February 2012

Ojo de Dios DIY

An Ojo de Dios or God's Eye is made with sticks and yarn and was first made by the native people of Mexico and
South America.
Ojo's are said to bring good luck to the home, and are often given as a present when a child is born.
Traditionally they are called Sikuli, which means the power to perceive and understand things unknown.

I just loved doing this project. It is easy and fun and at the same time strangely calming.

If you would like to make your own eye of God, you need two sticks or two dowels and yarn in different colors.

Start by finding the middle of your dowels, knot your yarn around it and then start wrapping the yarn around the sticks. You first go over one stick, then under the same stick and on to the next one.
'Over - under'. That is all you have to remember :-):

 Here is what it will look like at the back:

When you want to change colors, knot the two strings together in the back:

It is important to pull your string relatively tight

Keep going until you get towards the end of your sticks, then either put some feathers or beads on, or wrap yarn around the end of the sticks:

Then enjoy your God's eye and this beautiful day!



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  1. It turned out beautiful!!!!!

  2. Thank you dear Esther :-). And it was really fun to make. Although I should have started over with the wobbly middle....
    do you actually get it if i reply in the comment?

    1. :-D. No, cos I did't subscribe by email. But I just check back when I think there is something there for me to read :-). Love
      ps. I really enjoyed your yoga class this morning

  3. If I ever get caught with projects, I'll give this one a go! I'm thinking I could do a bigger one with rope and hang it back by the river. How are the chickens doing? ~ Maureen

  4. Lovely Gods Eye.....beautiful color choices that give you a feeling of serenity

  5. This is very beautiful and does look like a very peaceful project to make. The pictures are so clear. Thank you for sharing it.

  6. Totally awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing! xxxxx

  7. I love ojos de dios! I'm definitely adding this to my to-do list for my new place.

  8. It looks wonderful, it's the first time I've seen one of these! I love the colors and the little feathers at the end!
    PS: I think I've accidentally found the inspiration for your Easter plates on Bloesem ( and your plates look much better ;)

  9. That looks so cool! I love the colors in it! Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.

  10. These are so pretty and I love that you pick whatever colour scheme is appropriate for you own home. Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

  11. Pretty and easy. Thanks for the tutorial. I'm a new follower hopping from Katherine's Corner. The Thrifty Blog Frog
    Huge green hugs,
    Pat @ Thrifty Frog Blog.

  12. that's a fun project.. easy but time consuming.. Must have taken long making that beautiful piece of art.. Thanks for linking up at Friday Fun Party.. :)

  13. Oh, gosh, I remember making these as a child! Yours came out beautiful! What a great project! Thanks for sharing! Visiting from Toys in the Dryer!

  14. Gorgeous! And you have the patience of a saint!

    Thanks for sharing on Show Off Saturday again!


  15. Lovely. I used to make these with my daughter when she way young. Thank you for linking to the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Hugs and happy weekend wishes!

  16. Isn't it beautiful! I used to make these with the children when they were younger! Rebecca @ Natural Mothers Network ( Seasonal Celebration) x

  17. Excellent, quality God's Eye and tutorial is wonderful ~ thanks for linking up with Magical Monday ~ do hope you include a link to my blog so others will join the blog hop ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

  18. I remember doing these back in school. They are quite beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  19. I haven't done that in ages. Love the colors!

  20. These are amazing. Thanks for showing how to do them:)

  21. I'm from Mexico, I've seen these so many times, they're beautiful, I didn't know it was so easy to make them. Definitely gonna try it :) Thank you for sharing!

  22. Amazing job!

    PS: I look forward to seeing you this week at Show Me What You Got Tuesday's @ ODH via:

    Mrs. Delightful

  23. Thanks for sharing this great idea with us at The Sunday Round Up. Can't wait to see what you share next week.

  24. This is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  25. So pretty! We remember making these in elementary school! Love it. We loved having you link up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Hope you'll be back soon! -The Sisters

  26. I've never heard of this - what a great idea, and it turned out beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Beautify it Monday, we hope you'll be back next week!

  27. I remember making these as a kid. Thank you for participating in Show Your Stuff Blog Hop, You are invited to come back:

  28. This is so beautiful! I hope that it brings you lots of good luck! Thanks for sharing with us this week!

    Take care,



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