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Diya Decoration!

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Friday, October 16, 2009

DIYA DECORATION!!

DIYA DECORATION!!
Diwali- The Festival Of Lights!!
Diwali or Deepawali is certainly the biggest of all Hindu festivals. It's the festival of lights (deep=light and avali=a row i.e., a row of lights) that's marked by four days of celebration, which literally illumines the country with its brilliance and dazzles all with its joy. Each of the four days in the festival of Diwali is separated by a different tradition, but what remains true and constant is the celebration of life, its enjoyment and goodness. My Diwali celebrations are not very elaborate. During my childhood, I used to be pretty excited to burst firecrackers and light diyas with my parents. Diwali for me means fun time with family and friends with good food and drinks. We mostly have friends coming over in the evening. And yes, I still love lighting those lovely colorful diyas. So here's wishing everybody very Happy Diwali!!

DIYA DECORATION!!
Diya is a small lamp and it is also known as ‘Deepak’ or ‘Deep’. A “Diya” is a traditional candles. The relation of Diwali and Diya is just unique. Diwali is the festival of lights and the Diyas bring light to the world. So here you can make beautiful diya by decorating it. Diwali is the time when you can different designs of diya. You will get decorated beautiful diyas and you can get plane diyas also which you can decorate yourself.
So here are some tips to make your diya look beautiful:
1. Diyas look more beautiful by coloring them with different colors and giving them small floral designs.
2. Decorate your diya with some shells, beads, some glass pieces, golden lace and these decoration are for the plane diya that you will decorate.
3. Here you can even make a diya of your own with ceramic or POP (Plaster of Paris). You can make simple bowl shape for a diya and decorate it or you will get diya moulds easily available in markets. Make beautiful diya out of it.
These are some tips to decorate diyas.So paint the Diyas and light them around your house as you can see handmade diyas look more beautiful and stunning as you light them up and the reflection of small mirror pieces will make your house look more brighter.
Here are the different shape diyas decorated for you. :-)

Painted with gold color and decorated with different colored stones and kundun. Also You can attach bells to it to enhance the look :-)
Decorated with Beautiful pearls and kundun :-)
These are Sun shape Diyas painted with acrylic paints and I have decorated it with mirror so that when you light diya in it beautiful reflection falls around it :-)
Have painted these diyas with copper and golden color . Have done simple tikali work on it.
These Lotus shape diyas I specially made for the Laxmi Poojan
These Heart shape diyas were very much liked by many of my friends. They look beautiful painted in any color.


I have used florescent kundun to give it the effect of lighted diya.

These Swastik shape diyas I have painted in dual colors and were in demand by friends.









I have put ready made wax of same color in which diya is painted and decorated to give the extra effect to it. :-)

So try out and decorate your house this Diwali with beautiful homemade decorative diyas. :-)

I gifted most of the diyas on the occasion of Diwali to friends and Family:-)

HAPPY DIWALI!!!

66 comments:

  1. Article mast lihilay! And the Diyas are simple beautiful :-)

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  2. i saw your snaps.you are very creative anjali,
    very inspiring person, keep it up :-)

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  3. Loved ur diya collection. U r super creative

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  4. Farach chhan zaliye hi...

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  5. The Diyas are beautiful! I'm sure they must have looked even more lovely when lit up on Diwali! You are really amazing! Where do you find the time to do so much!!

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  6. Hey did u create all this ? sahich.. good work:-)

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  7. masta ahet sagale diya decorations :-)

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  8. they are lovely! You have many talents.

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  9. Hay..nice one...
    very innovative..keep it up....

    Gayatree

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  10. hi i am divya
    u ve painted by golden n copper whr ll u get dat means in whc shop what 2 ask i need ur help get me de details abt painting.

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  12. Hi Divya,

    First of all thanks for visiting my blog. You get these all acrylic colors in any stationary shop. Let me know if you have any more querries. Keep on checking for more stuff :-)

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  13. Hi anjali,

    Thnxs for reply.
    I am very much interested abt pot painting so i need ur help so pls mail me some helpfull tips.....

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  14. Hi Divya,

    Good to know you like pot painting. let me know your email id I will email you the tips

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  15. Hi Anjali.......
    Hw r u?
    my mail id is divyashreeraj@gmail.com.

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  16. hi anjali...wonderful art....

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  17. HI Anjali, i got so much inspired by your diyas that i myself tried to do something at home. and they came out really very well
    thanx a lot for that , God bless you Anjali!!
    wish you happy Diwali and New year.
    vasanti

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  18. Wonder ful blog you have I liked all your collections of rangoli pot painting,Diyas Heavens what a creation yaar Keep it up. Do check back my blog too.
    anandhirajansartsncrafts.blogspot.com

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  19. Hi Anjali,,,

    Really great job..............

    I Loved it........

    Can you please help me how you have put wax in Diya... I have not much idea about wax.....

    I do Pot Painting and all,,,

    my id is swativhp@hotmail.com

    Please send me one test mail,,, I will forward you couple of my designs.

    Thanks,
    Swati

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  20. Hi Swati,

    Thanks for the appreciation. :-)
    I have kept the ready made wax diya's inside it. As if we fix the wax inside it, the decor of diya spoils when we lit the diya due to constant wax melting inside the diya. Also it's the easiest and fast way to do it.

    Cheers,
    Anjali

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  21. gr8 work!! Keep it up!!

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  22. Really super. Blessed by God.
    Wish u happy diwali

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  23. dey r all great... good work..:)

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  24. Hi Anjali Where you stay I want to join you for diya decoration,can you send me your ID on
    aanu1971@gmail.com
    my link is creativeartncraft.blogspot.com

    Happy Diwali to you from Anu

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  25. hi anjali, yours works are too good and creative,pls let me know if youh hv uploaded any other works apart from this ...i would like to see it.

    thanks
    manohar:)

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  26. Hi Manohar,
    Thanks! Yes there are some more postings on this blog. You need to browse through the blog archive. Also if interested you can check link: www.anjaliskitchen.com

    Rgds,
    Anjali

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  27. Thanks Karishma! :)Saw ur work on ur blog it's nice!!Keep in touch.
    Anjali

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  28. Going through all ur posts.. Excellent. You are very creative in decorating whatever is there around you.

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  29. Thanks Sravani! Keep visiting :-)... check out www.anjaliskitchen.com my another blog which is related to cooking..:)

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  30. Hi Anjali, where do you get the moulds for Diyas? Thanks in advance...your diyas look so beautiful.

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  31. Hi Sree, You can get the diyas in the road side pot shops or also in big size stationary shops. Nearing to diwali most place in the city these diyas are readily available.
    Thanks for the appreciation!
    Anjali

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    1. Hi Anjali, I am looking for moulds to make clay diyas. So where can I get moulds for making these diyas?

      Thanks.

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  32. Hi Sree,
    Can you please confirm you are in which city as depending on that I can suggest you places where you can get this.
    Anjali

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  33. Hi Anjali...first of all thanks for your response. I am in Hyderabad. But I have my sisters in Mumbai and Chennai also. I am interested in making the clay diyas and then go on for painting them.Hope I can hear some positive news that they re available in these places.

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    1. Hi Sree,
      I checked with few friends in Hyderabad and Mumbai to get information on this but they were not able to tell. You can check with someone who is conducting pottery making classes over there as most of the time these guys have some idea about where the material will be available for the same.
      One more thing I can suggest is you can also use small cake making aluminium molds which are readily available in market.
      Thanks
      Anjali

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  35. very nice.... i got sooooooooooooo many ideas for my daughter to prepare for her competition....
    thanks a lot

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    1. That's great ! You are welcome :-) Do send the pics of what she makes for her competition :)

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  36. very nice,
    i got plenty of ideas for my daughter for her competition...

    thanks

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  37. Lovely ideas of decorating diwali diyas.These decorations enhances the beauty of diyas.It can be a best diwali gift for wife.

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  42. I can do pottery painting. I am using alcry colors pearl. Pls let me knw even we wash the colors shld nt go. I hv sn all yur wrk. Simply amazing. But wht shld be done fr this. Any varnish coating shld be gvn. Pls help me out.

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  48. nice work ! i also want to learn how to make it

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  51. Hey anjali
    How are you. I hope you are fine.
    Iam very much interested in arts and crafts and painting works. I like your paitings. Can you please give me some information about the paints please.

    Sadwika

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  52. Nice collection, i'm happy to share tht this year i too tried my hand at diya decoration and was appreciated a lot.... thanks a lot for the wonderful ideas....

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