For the Mandala flower, here is a step-by-step photo gallery. To do this you start at step 1 with 7 strings attached and 6 with Einhängeschlingen on 7 folded thread. Other threads are then inserted by most of us with an ordinary shoelace knot.
DIY Outdoor Solar Light Display : 2 fence posts + 4 solar outdoor lights + 8 extra long screws + an long scrap of treated x wood. great idea for the deck or patio! Would probably use nicer solar lights!