5 Ideas for a Beautiful Diwali from Pinterest

When it comes to Diwali, you can imagine it without colours and lights and everything beautiful. And Pinterest, true to form has thrown up some absolute winners we can’t help aah-ing over. Here are 5 ideas for Diwali that we think are totally ‘wah‘!

1. Lights

Diwali lights add a certain ‘je ne c’est quoi’ to the atmosphere. And with so many options these days, you don’t need to stick to the traditional ‘Diwali Kandeel’. Try these fairy lights instead, interspersed with jar lamps. Totally subtle and classy.

2. Diyas

Diyas are eco-friendly, inexpensive and add the wonderfully traditional touch to your homes. Strategically placed, they add a splash of colour to your homes and brighten up the room. Do be careful to place them away from curtains and fabrics and in places where people may inadvertently trip over them. Ideally, diyas are best placed in balconies, verandahs and outdoors.

3. Rangoli

Decorating entrances with Rangoli is a tradition that has been passed on from generation to generation. Some families even have a trademark family design that’s replicated every year. Of course, with children joining the fray, it is essential to sometimes update designs, but it’s such a fun activity to do with your little ones!

You might want to read: Colourful Rangolis to brighten up your Diwali

4. Sweets

If you have a sweet tooth, then Diwali is the best time of the year to indulge in it – the sheer variety of sweets that span  the length and breadth of this country boggles the mind. We stumbled across this easy-peasy recipe at indfused.com and have promptly decided to add it to the Diwali lunch menu!

5. Greetings

The joy of receiving – and giving Diwali cards can only be truly experienced when the cards are made by you or your little one… This is a great craft idea and also teaches our children about the importance of family and friends. Here’s the how-to on this simple DIY on the ArtUmbrella blog.

How do you make your Diwali special, mommies? Tell us in the comments below.

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