DIY Diya Garland | Diwali season is here and I’m sharing a fun and easy tutorial on how to make decorative Diya Garlands
As Diwali approaches I look for more and more activities to keep Little Mirchi engaged and enthusiastic about the upcoming festivities. From cooking together to decorating the house, I include her in everything so she feels the celebration throughout. This year I wanted to do an easy craft where she could take the lead, we decided on making a diya garland from gift bags and wrapping paper.
I cut the shapes and Little Mirchi glued them together, of course if you have older kids you can let them do this independently. Another reason I love this activity is that it’s eco friendly! You can teach your children the beauty of recycling as they use gift bags and wrapping paper you already have.
Also, how cute is my chai cup?! Sanskriti Box sent me a few of their newly released home products to help bring a desi touch in my kitchen. Super cute gift ideas for your friends who like to keep it desi!
Here’s what you’ll need for the garlands:
- Metallic gift bags
- Metallic wrapping paper
- Glue stick
- Thread or fishing wire
- Card stock or small cardboard
Draw a diya shape/boat shape on the card stock and a flame shape. These will be your stencils
Trace the diya shapes on the chosen gift bags and the flame shapes on the metallic wrapping paper. Repeat until you have atleast 20-30 of each shape.
Cut out all shapes and keep them in pairs, a diya with a flame.
Glue the bottom part of the flame shape to the top part of the diva shape from the non color side.
Optional, if you don’t mind the back of your garland being white you can skip this step. I wanted both sides to have color so we glued two diya and two flames together so that both the front and back had color.
Lay your thread or fishing wire on a flat surface and space out your diyas accordingly, tape to attach
Hang your DIY Diya Garland and enjoy your Diwali decoration!