lIt’s that time of year again when almost every household is obsessed with tidiness and clearing up clutter. In addition to a shiny, spick and span home, we’re always looking for ways to brighten up our nests just a little bit to welcome the spirit of the festivities.
And what better way to do that than to look up some classic and easy home decor ideas?
Whether it’s the colorful lanterns we made in school or the last-minute art projects we all forgot to submit – the creative genius in us is all waiting for that extra push of inspiration to crack.
So, here are a few DIY (DIY) home decor ideas that you must try this Diwali.
Diyas on the wall
Preksha Khare Srivastava’s Instagram page is full of unique interior design ideas suitable for anyone over the age of 10 to try. Her post on wall-mounted decorative diyas requires bits of colored paper, string, and a hot glue gun (or Fevikwik). Look.
Here is another art and craft idea to make floral designs for tea lights.
Here is an innovative method of using leftover ribbons and string to make a unique diya stand, as shown by Punekar Sneha. All you need are a few pieces of cardboard, scraps of fabric, string and glue.
Fix up the old ones
From old saris to old sheets and CDs, recycle the old clutter into pretty placemats or decorative plates, as seen here. By reusing wicker baskets, PVC pipes and old lamps, Abhinav Yadav has created his own unique lanterns. Here’s how you can do that too.
If you have old knitting hoops laying around, Abhinav shows you how to make ‘Genda Hoops’ to add to your decorative wall hangings.
For more creative ideas about recycling the old, roll up old newspapers and paint them in different colors to create the most beautiful and economical designs.
Another way to decorate your home is to use plants. Abhinav shows us how to make eco-friendly wall hangings from coconut shells, some super glue, colorful nylon ropes and small plants. See.
All Things Marigold
Aman Anand has tons of clever ways to decorate your place this Diwali on their page, Creative Callings. Take this DIY mini glass lamp for example. The decorative piece requires dried marigold flowers, glasses, tea lights, and tracing paper.
Here’s another way to use up all those pickle jars you’ve got laying around. Experimental Insights shows how we can use them to beautifully display tons of marigold flowers.
(Edited by Vinayak Hegde)