Monday, 9 October 2017

Diwali Decor Ideas Tutorial by DT Mounika

Hi Everyone,


I am here on the blog with some Diwali decoration projects inspired by our ongoing challenge Celebrations and Lights.


Diwali is all about lights, sweets and celebrations. So I have a tutorial of slab Diya holders, a flower lantern and a hexagon tray. Yep, you guessed it right it's a long post ;)!


Here's a look at the final projects together:


Let's begin with the Slab Diya holders

  • For this, I have used white cement.
  • Take a plastic cup for mixing white cement with water and desired acrylic paint
  • Pour this mixture in a ziplock bag- I took ziplock bags of size 4*6" and 5*6"
  • Place a Diya at centre with some weight on it.
  • Allow it to dry overnight.



Next, Flower lantern
  • Cut cardstock in different sizes of petals to use as templates
  • Trace down each petal 6 times on White Papericous Sigma Cardstock
  • Cut all the petals
  • Take 2 bowls of water- add orange and red Indian Inks. Dip the 2 smallest size petals in orange ink and the remaining petals in red ink and let it soak for some time. You can also use distress inks to colour the petals.
  • Let all petals dry
  • For base take disposable small cup, cut down the base make holes and use a binding wire with some pearls for the handle
  • Using glue gun start attaching petals smallest to biggest
  • Take a thick cardstock and attach it at the bottom
  • Finish it off by adjusting petals and place tea light led candle



Lastly, Hexagonal tray
  • For this, using a thick cardstock make a hexagonal template. Using the template cut chipboard in hexagonal shape for the base.
  • Cut 4 pieces of 6.5" x 2" and  2 pieces of 6" x 2" each on cardstock and chipboard. Cut 12 pieces of 2 x 2" on cardstock.
  • Use the longer cardstock pieces as hinges to stick the chipboard pieces to the hexagonal chipboard base and the 2" x 2" pieces to connect all sides to form a tray with depth.
  • Finish the tray with pattern papers and decorate. I have used quilling decoration in this one. 


Here are some close ups:



Materials used Slab Diya holders
  • White cement
  • Ziplock covers
  • Plastic cup
  • Acrylic colours
  • Tea light candles
  • Ice-cream sticks

Flower lantern
  • Papericous sigma cardstock
  • scissors
  • Indian inks scarlet and magenta
  • Glue gun
  • Binding wire
  • Disposable cup
  • Small pieces of heavy cardstock

Hexagonal tray
  • Chipboard
  • Cardstock
  • Pattern papers
  • Quilling strips
  • Flowers
  • Flower bead chain
  • Pearls
  • Glue gun

All the above-mentioned products are available at Rainbow Craftykari store or you can preorder them by sending an e-mail to

Hope you're inspired by my projects!
Don't forget to link your projects to our current challenge.

Happy Crafting!