So Diwali is round the corner and is the festival of DIY …Since childhood I have been excited about this festival. Diwali means rangoli, decorations, diyas,candles and fun.We celebrate a no cracker diwali and hence crackers are not a part of our celebrations.This will be again one of the diwalis I will be celebrating away from home but I don’t want to miss out on the fun with Nirvaan (N).This year has been special and all festival celebrated will have a mark on him and his upbringing.Anyways so while you all are busy with the diwali cleaning and shopping here is a DIY I did for Diwali hope you like it.
The glass jars used here are the ones we usually throw like the jam,pickles,garlic paste jar.I cleaned them removed the label using hot water.
Corals and sand we got from maldives you can use salt if you don’t have sand and instead of corals you can use uncooked pasta ,rice,chick peas etc.
Start with painting the pebbles as they take the longest of time.I have given a coat of acrylic paint first to the pebbles and then painted them with nail paint (cheap ones from the local shop)to get the glossy look.
Use a container to paint the sand take some acrylic colours in your finger and mix it well with sand let it dry
Its the easiest to paint the coral.Once the painting part is done and all the materials are dried up.Start putting them in the jar just remember while pouring the sand to revolve the jar keeping the spoon on the rim as it will give a even look.
Keep them in any cosy corner of the house ,lit the candles to get the perfect look.
I have used the left over wool to make pom pom balls as decorative flowers you can use real flowers and decorate like this
Here are some more pics after the candles were lit
Wishing you all a very Happy Diwali ..May this festival of light bring happiness ,prosperity and most importantly enlightenment into our lives.