DIY: Diwali Diya

Diya is an oil lamp usually made from clay, with a cotton wick dipped in ghee or vegetable oils. We usually light Diya’s during Diwali and (Hindu) New Year. This year I got the urge to decorate a few Diya’s on my own and decided to share it with you guys.

Things you need:

  • A clay/mud pot
  • Acrylic paints
  • Paint Brush
  • Lace
  • Colorful gems
  • Glue/ Scissors
  • Glitter tubes

Steps to follow

Step 1: Paint the clay pot with bright festive colors to give it a colorful base. You can get creative here and mix different colors and apply them in various styles.
I painted mine olive green on the outside and leaf green on the inside with bright yellow around the edge.Step 2: You start decorating the clay pot once it is dry. There are a variety of things you can do depending on the type of material you have in hand. I opted for a gold and navy blue lace to give the Diya an aesthetic appeal as well as make it look proportional.I glued strips of lace on the inner and outer corner as well the the base of the Diya.Further in this step, I used a green colored glitter tube and pastel green gems to decorate the edge of the Diya. Alternate dots of green glitter and gems worked wonders with a bright yellow base color.

Step 3: After I was done decorating the edge of the diya I let it dry completely and then flipped it over to decorate the bottom half. I wanted to add more color so I opted for pink gems along with magenta glitter designs.Step 4: Let the bottom half of the Diya dry completely and flip it over to give the final finishing touches.Get going with decorating things around your house this festive season. You can even create Lanterns and Rangoli’s if your creative juices are flowing. Do send me pictures of your Diya’s that you might have made. Have a happy festive season.

-XOXO Kreena.

6 thoughts on “DIY: Diwali Diya

  1. It is very useful for me because on 17th oct. there is my diya making competition. I always win 1st prize in it and this time also i have to make something new and win the prize

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