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DIY God’s Eye

Today we wanted to share a tutorial for the beautiful God’s eyes we made on our FP Me Camping trip! God’s eyes, or Ojo de Dios, are spiritual weavings consisting of yarn and sticks, and making them is thought to be a meditative practice. Though their meanings vary from culture to culture, they are commonly thought to be symbolic of the spiritual eye, or power of seeing and understanding the unknown. Their four points represent the four elements earth, water, air, and fire, with the eye at the center. Making them is a wonderful way to get your creativity flowing, and they can be as simple or as complex as you desire!

diy gods eye

diy gods eye

What you need:

2 Sticks

Yarn, string, ribbon

Embellishments of your choosing (we used shells, pom poms, tassels, and beads)


diy gods eye

diy gods eye

Cross your sticks and tie a knot to secure the sticks together. Wrap the yarn around the sticks in a “x” pattern a couple of times to make sure they are held together well.

diy gods eye

Working clockwise, start to form the diamond pattern by wrapping the yarn under and around one stick, then under and around the next, and so on.

diy gods eye

Keep on going until you are ready to move onto your next color yarn.

diy gods eye

Tie a knot to the next color you would like to incorporate making sure the knot it ties in the back of the hanging so it won’t be visible.

diy gods eye

Continue on with your pattern until you’re happy with how your God’s eye looks!

diy gods eye

When you are finished wrapping the yarn, add embellishments by tying or gluing them on.

diy gods eye

And voila! A beautiful addition to your home or a wonderful personalized gift.

diy gods eye

Photos by Lainie Ireheta

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Taylor -May 28, 2014, 8:17AM

Ive been making these since the days of camp when i was little! They are so pretty. :)

LamentingLizzie -May 28, 2014, 9:22AM

Welp, I found my weekend project. Can’t wait to see what happens.

Megan -May 28, 2014, 9:46AM

YAY! I was hoping for a DIY on this! Can’t wait to make it today!

Stacey -May 28, 2014, 11:07AM

BEAUTIFUL!! I remember making these at summer camp when I was a kid.


Debbie -May 29, 2014, 7:11AM

That is so funny, I used to do this when I was a little scout girl.. goes me back some years.. xx

ailynk -May 29, 2014, 8:42AM

they look like good gifts

Mayt -May 30, 2014, 12:34AM

An indian comunity of Mexico called Huicholes do that!

LisaRose -May 30, 2014, 11:36AM

I love this! Beautiful colors!

Yesse Chávez -July 10, 2014, 7:43PM

BEAUTIFUL! Can’t wait to make it! ü <3

karina -July 13, 2014, 4:15PM

i loved to make these when i was a child!


Anonymous -October 26, 2014, 4:40PM

what is d name of your god???

Krista -January 24, 2015, 5:19PM

I was so inspired, I made a 6-pointed one. Thanks for the simple detailed expl. and pics! Love, Krista

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