DIY Diwali Decorations
– Arya Vasanth Nair
Diwali is coming closer and our time to clean and decorate our houses have arrived. Not everyone likes cleaning but decorating is a fun way to bond with each other and save up some cash. I remember the time when I went and complained to my mother about us not celebrating Diwali since we had just a few days back attended a funeral of a near one. I was small and naive to understand it and insisted on celebrating since all my friends were doing so and were telling me stories about it. When you are a 12-year-old you don’t want to be the one that didn’t have some cool Diwali celebration story. Well, my mother turned the whole foul mood into an excited one with the idea of DIY. This has now become a tradition in our family. Every Diwali my mom and I pick a Do It Yourself idea that we can implement in our decor. Some work beautifully and are showcased all over our house while the rest are there in the box in the loft never to be opened. So here are my favorite and easy tried and tested DIY Diwali home decor ideas.
Punch hole lamp/candle
A beautiful and easy craft you and your family can do. Take a chart paper and draw any design of your choice. Then using a board pin make holes along the lines you just drew. Wrap it in circular shape 2 inches bigger than the size of the bulb stand/ candle. If you are using candle make sure to put in more than 2 inches as it can easily catch fire. Put it anywhere and showcase your craft talent to everyone.
The garden of hanging pots
Take small pots and decorate it with paints, ribbons, glitters, etc. once dried, take a wire and tie it at the neck, string it with a tread and hang in on your wall or one of your curtain rod if you do not want to use nails. Add a few real plants and flowers. If you don’t want to go through the hassle of changing them often add a few fake plants and leaves. A fun and easy way to get your little ones engrossed.
Lace jar candle
My personal favorite and an amazing thing to gift all your friends without spending much. All the things you need are – lace fabric, Jar, Candle. Wrap the jar with the lace. Use some good glue to get the lace placed on the jar and put it aside so that it dries. Once dry add a scented candle and keep it as a centerpiece on the table and I am sure a lot of people are going to ask you about it and you can say you bought it when you went to Dubai. Why not? A little lie never hurt anyone.
You might be thinking what’s so special about this? Well, you can make it blend it with our decor by using a simple glass tumbler and filling it with water and matching colored flowers in it. Light the floating candle and you are all set to create a stunning Diwali get together.
Pot style diya
Break the conventional look and go for pot style diyas. Painted and decorated in different colors they are sure to catch everyone’s eyes. You can later use it to create the garden of hanging pots. Try them for they are a DIY that everyone is experimenting with.
Paper cup garland
One of my all-time, favorite paper cup garland can be used any time of the year and is sure pocket-friendly. All new need for this beautiful DIY is a few paper cups, LED lights and some thread. Cut an X in the bottoms of cups and pass the lights through it. Hang it on the wall and ta-da you have an amazing wall piece that will look cute and beautiful.
Also Read: Diwali Gifting Ideas
Don’t be so shocked! Yes, henna can be used for other things other than creating a temporary tatoo on your hand. Play around with different designs and try them out on your favorite scented candles. They will look stunning and create a stunning look that will make people beleive that you bought it from our high-end store so do try them out this Diwali 2018.
Loved these ideas? Do let me know which one of these were your favorites and which ones of these would you be trying out this Diwali. If you have any other DIY ideas that I can try out do let me know about them in the comments below so that I can try them out this Deepavali with my mother.