Diwali is just a few days away. The festival of lights is not just about crackers, it is also about family bonding and unleashing your creative creature within. Well, we totally agree that you are probably dealing with a lot of festive responsibilities like cleaning, preparing sweets, shopping and what not. And to add to it is ‘Diwali decoration’. If you are yet to work on the decoration part then worry not. Here is our guide to some trendy and eye-catchy ideas to make you sweet home look bright, that too without burning a hole in your pocket.
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If you prefer to keep it simple and chick go for candles to light up your homes. All you need to do is spice up your regular candles by decorating them. There are plenty of options to choose from.
- Pressed flowers candles
Embed flowers and leaves onto a candle by using a dab of stick-um. See to it that the flowers remain flat against the candle and then over-dip it in clear wax. Use flowers of different shapes, sizes, and colors.
- Lace candles
Take a mason jar and stick a broad lace to cover it. Use laces of different designs and colors. Keep a candle or few stubs inside it and lit it. That’s it.
- Fruit candles
This is the simplest way to make diyas. You just need fruit peels maybe oranges and cut it creatively with zig-zag edges.
- Henna candles
We all know henna (mehndi) is considered auspicious and is used to beautify heads and feet so let’s give a twist to its usage. Use henna to decorate candles by making beautiful designs on it. This one is going to stand out for sure.
- Seashells candle
Most of us have seashells at home. All we need to do is pick few shells and give it a stroke of fabric paints. Place a candle inside the shell.
- Cinnamon stick candles
These candles bestow your home with an uncanny charm. Place a rubber band around the candle and then place cinnamon sticks under the rubber band. Wrap the rubber band with a ribbon.
Let there be lights
- Paper cup lights
Give the usual fairy lights a twist. Team the lights with colorful paper cups. The show-stopping arrangement is a stunning display.
- Balloon twine lights
Give you sweet home a much-needed artsy look by using balloon twine lights. Blow up a balloon according to the size of your lantern balls. Cover the balloon with petroleum jelly. Take a bowl and add glue, cornstarch, and warm water and mix it well. Soak the twine into the mixture and drape it around the balloon. Allow the ball to dry for 24 hours. Pop the balloon and spray the ball with spray paint. Once dry, insert the lights.
- Glass jar lanterns
Ditch 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 a candle or LED lights inside it.
- Glass bottle lights
Take empty bottles that are lying around your house since forever. Put a string of light inside the bottle and give your home a much-needed charm.
Rangoli designs made by colored sand, flour or flowers has its own grace, but for those who can’t make time from their busy schedule can try cardboard or wooden shape boards rangoli. Hence, no hustle bustle daily. You can either use a cardboard or a wooden board, paint them and embellish with stones, mirrors, beads, and kundan. You can also use waste items to create an amazing artwork. It is portable and re-useable.
Give a warm welcome to your guests with a vibrant toran made from old greeting cards, craft paper, glitter, and beads. Make paper flowers and leaves and tie it
The festival of light is incomplete without diyas. If you don’t want to opt for candles and want to go the traditional way. Get earthen diyas and decorate them with glitter, paint, and beads.
Quick upholstery change
This is the most-used way to decorate the home. You will be surprised to know how a simple upholstery can make your home bright and beautiful. Pick fabrics with funky color combinations, embroideries, and contrasting neons.