An occasion for joyous celebration, Diwali is the festival of lights and numerous colorful and vibrant festivities. Marked by sparkling fireworks and noisy crackers, Diwali is a time to rejoice with family and loved ones. Celebrated over five days, this blissful and religious festival celebrates the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance which Lord Ram had evidently proved by defeating Ravana. Diwali is a celebration which involves a tremendous amount of external decorations, right from the traditional diyas to the modern day electronic lamps and lights. The preparation for Diwali can get you involved in a lot of creative and artistic work. So this Diwali, try your hand on creating some different crafts from things available at your home, to give them a personal and unique touché. Listed below are a few ideas that will brighten up your Diwali this time.
Different Homemade Diwali Crafts
Make those traditional diyas more beautiful by painting them with different colors. At home, you can use ceramic clay or wheat dough, and mold them into the shape of a diya. You can paste decorative glass pieces and glitters to make them dazzling as the diyas when lit will reflect light throughout the place. To give the diyas a traditional look, you can paste zari along the edge of the diyas. While making the diya with dough, try mixing the dough with fresh petals of flowers. The petals would bring some natural color to the diya, and being attached to the diya, the petals would present an eye-catching appearance.
The Diwali torans are some very easy décor crafts to make on Diwali. Torans are a great way to change the look of the room and express a pleasant welcome to the guests. To make a toran, you can use stuff that is available in your home. To make a floral toran, get hold of some real or artificial flowers. Simply string up the flowers as per any design you have in mind, in varying sizes. Add leaves in between the flowers for a more attractive look. You can also draw various patterns or sayings on a thick cotton cloth and decorate it with mirrors, zari, glitters, etc. Stitch the cloth with strong strings or pass through a rod and hang it on the wall or the door.
The tradition of rangoli making during Diwali has been around since ages. The making of rangoli at the entrance of the home to welcome Goddess Lakshmi is the most common usage of rangoli. You don’t have to be a painter to make a rangoli, what you need is just a creative blend of mind and some patience. Try using a variety of patterns, right from the simple geometrical patterns to images of flowers and deities. Rather than using the commonly used synthetic colors, try using traditional ingredients, like rice, pulses, turmeric and various flowers. You can use diyas and candles in and around the rangolis to make them more gorgeous. One common feature of rangoli making during Diwali is the drawing of tiny footsteps all round the house, symbolizing the footsteps of Goddess Lakshmi entering the house.