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.
Category: Kolams and Rangoli
For some time now, we’ve been seeing different kundan rangoli designs made on wooden bases. This rangoli here is made on a transparent sheet. It is designed such that it can be set around a puja lamp. This is a single piece rangoli and does not need to be assembled. Contrasting color stones in blue and orange have been used.
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 making tutorial made on a wooden base and decorated using green metallic acrylic color, kundan stones, pearl beads and glitter glue.
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.
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 wooden base in rich gold and silver colors.
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.
Pookalam is an arrangement of flowers in the form of a design like a floral rangoli. Athapookalam designs are made during the Onam Festival in Kerala.
Here are some Athapookalam designs for this Onam.
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 diyas (lamps).
As always, we have here an easy to follow tutorial.
Idukku pulli kolam is a type of pulli kolam (dotted kolam) which is drawn on a base of interlaced dots/oodu pulli/idukku pulli. This is a simple idukku pulli kolam for beginners to get comfortable with this type of pulli kolam.
Our earlier collection of Sikku Kolams turned out to be useful for a lot of our readers. So I thought of following that with this collection of border kolams in sikku designs (using continuous lines).
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 (rhinestones or plastic gems). The rangoli made in this project is a single piece rangoli which does not need to be assembled.
Here is a simple technique to make corner bookmarks using card stock. These corner bookmarks are quite useful and they look cute too!
You can make unique bookmarks in different designs using this method. Bookmarks make good giveaways too. You can customize these to suit different occasions.
These Kolam designs are the ones that came out as a result of my experimentation with 5 X 5 matrix dots. The 5 X 5 matrix is my favorite because these are the ones that come in handy when you’re in a hurry and you have to draw the kolam, which is mostly the case.
A couple of rangoli designs which can be drawn for the New Year. Sangu or Shank in Sanskrit (conch shell) is considered to be a sacred object which is blown at the start of an auspicious occasion. Conch shells bring out a sound which is considered Divine and hence these shells are preserved as spiritual aids which purify the house.
These rangolis are very much suitable for Pongal and Sankanthi festivals too.
Here are a couple of pretty and colorful butterfly rangoli designs shown step by step for you to try.
Here are some rangoli designs drawn using 6 X 6 straight dots. These are simple designs and are suitable forbeginners and those who want to draw smaller colorful patterns.
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.
The kolam patterns drawn to make the border for your main kolam can add charm and perfection to your overall kolam design. Here are a few flower designs which can be drawn as borders for your kolams.
Border Kolams give a finishing touch and a richer look to kolams. Here are deepam (vilakku) borders which can be drawn around the kolams during festive season.
These kolams will be suitable for drawing along the sides of staircases and door entrances too.
The Tulasi Madam as it is called is a sacred spot in the house where the Tulsi plant is kept in a rectangular pot like structure. The plant is considered sacred and is worshiped with pujas and rituals performed.
During auspicious occasions, Tulasi madam kolam is drawn in houses. Here are a few simple to complex Tulasi madam kolam designs.
The Harvest season of South India – Pongal is celebrated with much fervor and colorful rangolis and kolams are yet another way to add to the joy of the season. The typical pots are drawn in the kolams.
Here is a collection of rangolis with the pongal pot design.
Here are a few Rangoli designs to add more color to your homes this Christmas season!
Annaparavai designs are considered special and these bird kolams are drawn for special occasions and during the season of Margazhi.
Margazhi is the tamil month which is known for the large kolams drawn on the streets at the break of dawn in state of Tamil Nadu in India. To complement the Thiruppaavai of the season, here are a few ‘large’ kolam designs for this Margazhi.
For those of you who are beginning to get your hands on kolam designs and for those of you who wish to draw small kolams in the doorstep of your apartments, here are a few simple kolam 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.
Kuthu vilakku (lamp) kolams are considered auspicious to adorn puja rooms and different designs in varied complexities can be drawn.
Here are a few basic kuthu vilakku kolam designs to begin with.
Poo kolams are kolams which are drawn with a flowery design. These kolams are popular as they are suitable for beginners and those who would like to draw kolams in small spaces. Given below are a few simple poo kolam designs.