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Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: 7 eco-friendly decoration ideas for the classy look


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Ganesh festival is just a week away. There are a ton of activities, from housecleaning to decorating that needs to accomplish within seven days. The festival adds fun and colors all around. If you are yet to work on the decoration part then worry not. There are no rules set when it comes to decoration but who doesn’t love colors and pomps? So, let’s set up a spectacular house for bappa which will create an ambiance filled with purity and divinity. Check out these eye-catchy and trendy ideas to welcome your loving Bappa, that too without burning a hole in your pocket.

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Paper Quilling
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Paper quilling is a fun art wherein long thin strips of papers are rolled and pinched into different shapes to form decorative art pieces. The craft can be used to decorate photo frames, gift bags or make jewellery. You will be surprised to know that they can be also used for decoration during Ganesh festival by making flower bouquets or assemblies. There are a lot of videos available on YouTube to learn the art.

Fragrance and flowers
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Flowers play an important role in every Indian festival. Spruce up your interior beautifully with the help of colourful flowers. Make flower garlands and place it beside the idol. You can make an elegant bouquet or flower arrangement and add a few leaves for greenery. Flower decoration keeps the pandal alive and fresh. Flowering cabbage and kale can add a twist to the traditional flower arrangement.

origami decoration
Origami is another paper-based decoration ideas. If you are not a pro in crafts, you can simply use the craft to create simple designs like butterflies, flowers, and leaves, and then assemble them on a wall or a cloth for a custom-made decoration. You can also work on a specific theme.

Glittery diyas
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Go the traditional way. No decoration is complete without diyas. Get some earthen diyas and decorate them with glitter, paint, and beads. If you are running short of time you can even get them from store or e-commerce websites.

Theme decoration
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If you really want your decoration to stand out from the rest, you need to boost your creativity. If you choose nature as a theme you could represent the Himalayas, waterfall or forest. You can also try your hands on current issues or the latest developments in the country.

Glass jar lanterns
glass jar lanternDitch the traditional lantern and try your hands on some colorful glass jar lanterns. With old glass jars and some creativity make beautiful glass lanterns. Add a splash of colors, glitters and your handmade glass jar lantern is ready. Place LED lights or diya inside it.

Fancy drapes
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Put fancy dupattas and sarees to a gorgeous use. Make the style effortless by just hanging them vertically. To add a dash to the theme adorn them with beautiful beards.