5 DIY Diwali Decoration Ideas to Brighten-up Your Deepawali Celebrations
Created by Hina Srivastava Updated on Oct 28, 2019
One of the biggest Hindu festivals- Diwali can be felt as soon as October sets in. The festivities start soon and seem to continue with a nippy weather change. It's that time of the year when every family big or small, rich or poor tend to indulge in celebrations, shopping, decorations, cleaning the house, visiting relatives, etc.
Getting your home ready for Diwali? Have you ever thought of creating your decorations and adding your personality to your home? While cleaning your home you must have come across lots of things like empty jam bottles, paper cups that were bought at your child's birthday party, unused or damaged CDs.
So, while we are gearing up to welcome Goddess Lakshmi into our clean homes by clearing the ‘not-so-wanted stuff', think before you do way with these. Wondering what we are hinting at? Why don't you find it out yourself here. Our blogger Hina Srivastava shares interesting DIY Diwali decoration ideas that you can indulge in and create some interesting decor items for your home this Diwali.
Deepawali DIY Decoration Ideas(Options) for Your Home
This Diwali let's try some interesting do it yourself decorating ideas that will not only add brightness to your home but will add on to the festive cheer as well.
#1. Paper Cup Lanterns To Brighten Up Your Home
While cleaning you must have across the paper cups. Do you remember the last time you bought those paper cups for the birthday party at home? So, take them out and make little lanterns out of it.
Things Needed To Make Paper Cup Lanterns
- Paper Cups
- Wrapping paper
Method To Make Paper Cup Lanterns
- Take different color wrapping paper and stick them around the cup
- Make a small hole at the bottom of the cup and push the bulbs through each cup
- You can hang these cups on sides of the door or windows
#2. Fruit Candles To Light Up Your Homes
Let's not throw away the orange and sweet lime peels this time. Why not make fruity candles instead!
Things You Need To Make Fruit Candles
- Oranges/Sweet Lime
- Tea lights
Method To Make Fruit Candles
- Cut the orange/sweet lime in two halves
- Scoop out the pulp carefully without spoiling the peel
- Once the peels are empty, you can place tea lights within the peel
- Experience the fresh tangy aroma!
- You can also give the peel a zig-zag cut design with a sharp pair of scissors
#3. Innovative CD Diyas To Add Festive Cheer To Your Home
There are a number of crashed CD's lying in our house. Let's put them to some use!
Things You Need To Make CD Diya's
- Unused and damaged CDs
- Diyas/tea lights
Method To Make CD Diyas
- Spread fevicol evenly on the CD
- Sprinkle glitter of your colour choice
- In the middle put some fevicol and stick the diya/tea light on to it
- Diyas/tea lights can also be decorated with small stick on or paint
#4. Classy Bottle Lanterns To Brighten Up Your Garden
One of my favourite activities is to convert honey or jam bottles into hanging lanterns, especially for my garden.
Things Needed To Make Bottle Lanterns For Your Garden
- Empty clean honey/jam bottles
- Glass liner- black/golden/red (colour of your choice)
- Small mirrors
- Thin wire for winding and hanging
- Tea lights/candle
Method To Make Bottle Lanterns For Your Garden
- Clean the honey/jam bottle both from inside and outside
- Take glass liners and make a design on the bottle of your choice
- Mix sand and glitter together and fill 1/4th part of the bottle
- and place tea light or candle on the sand
- Wind around the thin wire around the bottle's neck to make it hanging
- You can hang these lanterns on trees or even place them on garden tables!
#5. "Aipan" - The Ritual Art To Welcome Goddess Lakshmi
You have certainly heard of rangolis and alpanas made in every home during Diwali. Today I will share my ritual folk art which we consider quite auspicious and "must do" to please the goddess. It is called "Aipan". It is traditional folk art of Uttranchal, just like alpana or rangoli. It is made on the floor of your main entrance door, place of worship, tulsi pots or chauki (where the deity is placed).
It is done by the drop-drawn method, you have to bow down to make it but you can't sit down on the floor to make the design. One can make a number of designs the famous one being "lakshmi pav"(imprints of the Goddess's feet).
Things Needed To Make Aipan – The Ritual Art
- Geru (Red clay)
- Rice paste
- Paint brush
Method To Make Aipan
- Mix water in geru to make semi-thick consistency
- Soak rice overnight and grind it into a free-flowing paste
- Dip paint brush in geru and make a base of your choice shape- rectangle, circle, diamond, etc
- Let it dry completely
- Now once dried, dip paint brush in the rice paste and make design of your choice
- Small circles can also be made of geru with "lakshmi pav" made with rice paste on it, inside the house
I have shared some contemporary and traditional DIY decoration ideas which are absolutely simple, quick and easy to make. What's more you can even involve your child in creating some of these decor ideas and keep the festive mood alive!
Do you have some more DIY ideas for this Diwali? Please do share them in the comments section below as we would love to hear your ideas too!
Wishing you all a very Happy Diwali
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