Aw those pretty paper lotus candle holders !
Lotus the symbol of beauty and prosperity is no wonder the national flower of India. Make these pretty and colorful paper lotus candle holder in minuted to use as diya holders for this diwali. I have used simple one sided color papers which are a little thicker for making these lotus candle holders. Read on for tutorial
Materials required to make lotus candle holder
- Colored paper
- small pieces of cartons
Procedure to make lotus candle holder
This is almost or even simpler than a primary school craft class work but sometimes we need to find joy in doing smaller and simpler things right? So here is a simple tutorial.
The lotus candle holder has three layers – two similar and one different. You need to first cut out square shape colored paper of your choice and fold it across its diagonal, next fold against diagonal into half and so forth and eventually make 8 folds.
You need to cut out this shape into a flower petal by following the lines like in below picture. The one where two lines are drawn will form the outer two layer and the one lined template will be the inner layer. The outer layer will hence have a laced petal and inner layer will have full petals.
Once you have cut out shapes, cut out a small circle from a harder paper ( to be kept as base) and start gluing your layers together in order.
Tada you have the pretty lotus candle holder done. I placed these glitter washi tape embellished tealight candles at the center of each lotus candle holder and look how pretty they are!
Also I arranged these simple green shaded readymade kundan rangolis ( Tutorial HERE) around. Here are a few more lovely pics of these lotus candle holders clicked along with readymade kundan rangolis and handpainted diyas.
Other Diwali crafts on this blog :
- Handmade Diya base tutorial
- List of must buy Diwali decor items in India
- Diwali lantern/ Akaash kandil making tutorials
- DIY Mango leaf door toran tutorial
- Tealight candle decoration with washi tape
- Diwali diya decoration with ball chain embellished tealight candle
- How to handpaint terracotta diyas
- Paper lotus diya holder tutorial
- Readymade Kundan Rangoli tutorial