Diwali is around the corner and decorating the diyas for lighting up the occasion is one fun activity to do. Many diyas are lit in and around the house and a very time consuming diya decoration for close to a hundred diyas, wouldn’t be the best option. So here are a few diya decoration ideas which can be done real quick to add an extra sparkle to your festive season.

Glimpse of the Result:

Diya Decoration

For this you will need:

  1. Diyas
  2. Acrylic colors (preferably metallic)
  3. Kundan/Rhine stones
  4. Glue
  5. Sparkle glue

How to decorate Diyas:

Step 1:

Take a diya (preferably a new one, mine was an old one which underwent some cleaning!) and remove any dust or impurities. The traditional diya made out of mud and clay is always the best.

Step 2:

Paint two coats of an acrylic color of choice and allow the coats to dry.

Step 3:

Using sparkle glue, make a simple pattern either in the inside or/and on the edges as per your design.

Allow the sparkle glue to dry.

Step 4:

Paste rhine stones using white glue or any other firm adhesive.

Once the stones are glued on firmly, you can use a little sparkle glue to enhance the design if needed.

A simple diya decoration is done. You can experiment with different colors and designs as per your whims and fancies.

Diwali Diya Decoration

Once you start lighting the diyas, there could be slight discoloration of the decoration, but nothing more. The time spent on the decoration is still worth it!

Here are a few more diya decoration ideas…