Diwali is a much-awaited festival with children and grown-ups alike and is celebrated with great éclat throughout the country. One can see lights everywhere - on the streets, houses and buildings. A rigorous cleaning up of homes and offices takes place in preparation for the festival. In every household, members of the family get together to decorate the home and prepare sweets and other delicacies. To lend you a helping hand, we have come up with interesting DIYs and ideas to decorate your home. It’s much fun when you do it together with your family.
Don’t we all agree that Rangoli, one of the most preferred Diwali decoration, is a tad bit difficult? This Diwali, try something new. Make a rangoli out of your finest bindis. They stick on and stay put, even if someone accidentally stomps on it! If you feel a little lazy, you could use pre-made kundan rangolis.
How many glass bottles have you collected over time and have no idea how to use them? We have a two-step process on how you can use them effectively. One, buy fairy lights. Two, stuff them inside the bottles and make instant DIY lamps. If you are enthusiastic, stick some sequins on the bottle... trust us, It looks so ethereal in a dark background. Take inspiration from Mendosa sisters who routinely create masterpieces out of old wine bottles.
Instead of laying out diyas in a row on your window, why not have a tray full of diyas in special corners of the house? This movable installation is bound to attract eyes, apart from being extremely convenient. All you need to do is keep about 5 to 6 diyas in a tray and let them light up the entire room brilliantly! Mess-free and accident-free. You could make and paint the trays and diyas yourself or get it from our sellers in Bangalore.
Diwali is a festival of lights and how fantastic it would look if you create a glowing little tree with branches. All you need to do is wrap string lights on plastic rods and stick them out of a pot or a vase! Want a shortcut? Check this out.
Your décor and furnishing deserves a makeover in Diwali. From rugs and curtains to cushion covers… choose jewel shades and bring out the festive element in all its glory. You can make cushions and cushion covers at home using old embroidered and zari sarees but if you don’t have time to give into this DIY, you can get pillows of all shapes and sizes right here!
Dedicate a side table or a console and put everything pretty on it; including some Diwali delicacies. Make it like a centre of attraction and you are sure to grab eyeballs. You can use colourful diyas, traditional jewellery, and other knick knacks for this.
This festival, why not change the way greetings are expressed? Make a wall of greetings where people can write their love and express their feelings for you publicly! Or, you could take this up one level and make a tree of greetings! Check this out for inspiration.
One quirky way of serving dry fruits and nuts is displaying them in votive holders. They are easy to pick, and looks super festive. Have a set of three and keep the candle lit in the middle one. Try a votive holder set like this.
Who says food can’t be a part of your decor?! Arrange snacks, sweets and other treats on a table and ask your guests to help themselves. Not only will it save you time, it looks joyous and festive.
Add finishing touches to your Diwali by adding a few ethnic/Indian touches to your house. Use ikat wall hangings, curtains, colourful torans in bright colours to add a festive touch to your home. Add a hint of myriad colour with these Rajasthani knick knacks.
Go ahead and have a rocking Diwali!