Diwali and Karthigai Archive

Tulsi Pot Diya Decor – DIY

Tulsi pot or tulsi maadam as it is called is considered auspicious and adorns many homes. This tutorial shows how a tulsi pot shaped diya can be decorated in a simple and charming manner.

Kundan Flower magnets – DIY

Easy and quick craft project… kundan flower magnets made using rhinestones and craft foam… to add sparkle to your festive decor.

Kalash Tikka Holder – DIY

This is a simple activity which involves embellishing a plain roli tikka holder with materials of your choice. This decorated tikka holder can be used to invite guests for festivals such as Navrathri and Diwali.  These can also be cool giveaways for Navrathri!

Floating Kundan Diya – DIY

Its hard to imagine how a few rhinestones and a piece of foam can give us these lovely pieces of adornments for a home. Here is a tutorial on how to make a floating kundan diya with simple tea-light candles and rhinestones.

Paper Cup Diwali Decor – Kids Craft

Around Diwali time, kids are enthusiastic to play with colors and make something that they can proudly show everyone. This is a Diwali decor that kids (ages 7+) can make using primarily paper cups, colors and sparkle glue. Minimal adult supervision would be required. This decor piece

Wooden Rangoli in Blue and Silver

Following in the series of Kundan Rangoli designs we’ve been seeing this Diwali season, here is another floating rangoli design made on a wooden base. This Wooden Rangoli is made with metallic acrylic colors, pearls, rhinestones, dull gold beads, glitter glue and silver lace.

Wooden Rangoli with Kundans – Tutorial

Wooden Rangoli making tutorial made on a wooden base and decorated using green metallic acrylic color, kundan stones, pearl beads and glitter glue. 

Decorative Diyas for Diwali – Metallic Shades

A selection of 4 decorative diyas (lamps) has been showcased. One of the diya designs comes with a tutorial – these ideas are fairly easy and are made using metallic acrylic colors, rhinestones and sparkle glue.

Handmade Diwali Card with a Diya Center

This is a handmade card for Diwali. Basic card making supplies such as card stock, pattern paper, glitter glue and few embellishments have been used to make this card. This Handmade Diwali Card can be made in little time and the design is hence suitable for making

Decorative Diya and Thali Set – Tutorial

Continuing in our series of Diwali crafts, here we attempt to make a set of decorative diyas and thali. For a change, shades of blue have been used in this decor set. This decorative diya – thali set can also be gifted to your dear ones.

Kundan Rangoli in Gold and Silver

You are going to be seeing kundan rangolis a lot more for the next few weeks. Its festive season and what can bring more sparkle and color to Navratri or Diwali celebrations than a colorful kundan rangoli?! Here is one such floating rangoli plate made on a

Simple Kundan Rangoli – Rearrangeable Style

Here is the first kundan rangoli in the series of rearrange-able kundan rangolis that I plan to feature. Let’s get ready to welcome the festive season with these colorful and sparkly floating rangoli designs. 

Wooden Rangoli Plate for Diya – DIY

Wooden Rangolis are becoming more and more popular probably because of the beauty and charm that they bring to any occasion. This wooden rangoli here is about 5″ X 5″ in size and I’ve made it with the idea of using it as a plate for earthen

Single piece Kundan Rangoli DIY

The traditional rangolis which have been used for years to adorn homes during festivals have in the recent past acquired a new form of kundan rangolis. Kundan rangolis or floating rangolis as they are sometimes referred to as are made using transparent plastic or cardboard sheets and kundan stones

Star Rangoli Designs

Here is a collection of star rangoli designs to add more sparkle to your festive season. These Rangoli designs are suitable for any occasion, be it Diwali or Christmas.

Diya Decoration for Karthigai

Since the diya decoration I had made for Diwali had such good response both from my friends and relatives as well as from my visitors, I made another batch of diyas for Karthigai.

Diwali Rangoli Designs

If its Diwali time, then its rangoli time too… Diwali is just incomplete without colorful rangoli designs drawn. Here are a few attractive rangoli designs to brighten up your festive season.

Diya Decoration

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.

How to make a Diwali Thali

Thalis are decorative plates used for puja and special occasions such as Diwali. The thali is simple to make and will need less than an hour of your time. These can even be used as wall hangings in your puja room.