DIY Diwali Crafts

Diwali is around the corner and I roped in VMJ in making some Diwali crafts. She enjoyed and I got my decorations ready… win win for both! ūüôā

If you haven’t bought or made your Diwali decorations yet, try these crafts. They are fairly easy and quick, and you can make them using stuff lying around the house.

We made Kandils, Clay Diyas, Bandanvar and Crepe paper flowers.

Material you will need for Kandil:

  • Cardstock paper
  • Crepe paper
  • Glitter sheets
  • Thread/ribbon
  • Glue

Just follow the design, its fairly easy to make.


Material for Bandanvar:

  • Card stock paper
  • Glitter paper
  • Glue
  • Long ribbon
  • Pattern scissors¬†

Nukta inspired this one. She showed me a picture of her pretty toran and I copied her design, tweaking it a bit.    

You can also make a pretty traditional bandanvar with paper marigolds. Click here for pictures and instructions.

Material for Diyas:

  • Crayola white clay
  • Assorted colorful beads
  • Paint

I only made a fancy outer shell for real lights. Molded it in shape and pressed small beads in the clay. We are waiting for it to dry to paint it but I feel it is looking good as it is also. You can decorate with anything… Make patterns, use sea shells, pebbles… Anything at all.

Material for Crepe paper flowers:

  • Crepe paper
  • Pipe cleaner

The crepe paper flowers are very easy to make and look like beautiful marigolds. You can use paper of only one color or 2 colors. Watch the video tutorial here.

You might also want to learn another way to make paper marigolds here We have also made a toran using the marigolds. See the picture and details here.

For more Diwali decorations you should check out our easy peasy Diwali Wreath.

Hope you like these and enjoy making them as much as we did.

Happy Diwali everyone. May the festival of lights illuminate all aspects of your life and brings you countless joys.





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