This weekend we bring to you a special edition on Diwali decorations. With the festival just around the corner, every person is looking for innovative, quirky, eco-friendly and inexpensive ways of decorating their houses. The usual lights outside or the basic candles and diya’s are beautiful yet very common now.
How about getting the family involved in this process and make it meaningful?
Browse on to get some ideas to create a home this season, which is an amalgamation of your individualistic personality, originality and aesthetic sense.
Get creative this season. Decorate the earthen lamps with glitter, paint and decorative. Just the perfect personal touch to lighten up your house.
You can make diyas of your choice by rolling out the dough and shaping it in a design of your choice. Paint them. Later they can be used as food for ants and other small animals. Doesn’t harm the eco system and are cheap and beautiful.
It is a theme that never gets old. Fill bowls of water and float colourful candles in them. Add flower petals to add colour to the ambience.
You can make your house look beautiful and smell even better by decorating it with assorted flowers. Instead of throwing away the flowers after usage, use them as manure for your gardens etc.
Use traditional dals/pulses and coloured rice instead of chemical colours. The traditional Rangoli is a great way of getting back to our lineage.
Follow the Oriental style of paper lanterns this Diwali for that delicate, exotic yet beautiful decoration.
LAMP OUT OF PAPER CUPS
If you like DIY projects then get creative with old paper cups. Paint them and cut them out into floral shapes that can be stuck together. Add a light bulb to it and create a chain.
PLASTIC BOTTLE LAMPS
Involve your children in this project that involves old plastic bottles, scissors and lots of glitter paint. Cut out shapes you like, stick a bulb/candle and your own lamps are designed and ready.
There are many who prefer the simple decoration with candles to light up their homes. Spice up your regular candles by decorating them with dry leaves for the ethnic look.
Another interesting DIY project would be to use an old CD, stick some glass globules in a circular pattern on it to form a stand and put a diya in the center.
EGG CARTON LAMPS
A variation of the lamps created from old paper cups, you can also do the same with old egg cartons.
Section off an area of your house and decorate it with earthen pots, diyas, dry flowers and some dim light from the candles to give a warm feel to the home.
Hanging a toran outside the house is auspicious as well as decorative. Choose a toran or make one keeping in mind the theme you are following for the home decoration.
SEA SHELL CANDLES
Instead of the regular candles, make candles in sea shells and strategically place them around the house.
This is a very innovative idea which can work wonders. Make candles in fruit peels like orange to have a beautiful looking and smelling candle.
Strategically place bowls filled with potpourri all over the house to have it smell divine.
Get creative hunting through your old household items for something interesting that will serve as candle holders such as broken teacups.
Make your house look gorgeous this festive season with your own creations. Remember, a house with a personal touch is always warm, welcoming and stunning.
Happy ideas and happy festivities!