Nothing beats a Readymade Kundan Rangoli
Readymade kundan rangolis have become a staple when it comes to any festivities these days. The fact is that we no more have time to put elaborate rangoli designs with all the bright colors nor do we have the space in our apartments for all the floor decorations. Readymade Kundan rangoli seems to be the most popular of the readymade rangolis available because of all the bling and glitter that brings out the true festive mood.
Kundan stones : beauty of readymade kundan rangoli
Kundan* is basically a gem set with gold foil between the stone and its mount, traditionally used in jwellery in Rajasthan and Gujrat. Nowadays cheap kundans made of acrylic/plastic glass etc is available in market for various craft works basically around Indian style of decor. I’m not sharing a Readymade kundan rangoli tutorial per se but my way of making one 🙂 Read on to know more :
Materials required to make Readymade kundan rangoli :
- Faux Kundan Stones 5mm
- Carton boxes or OHP sheets ( clear plastic sheet)
- color papers ( if using cartons as base)
- glue & scissors
Procedure for making Readymade kundan rangoli
The basic idea of readymade kundan rangoli is to replicate the actual rangoli on a smaller scale in a way that it takes lesser time to arrange. You can make it in one single piece or split them into symmetrical pieces – all depends on the way you want to style and store them.This also means you can select the design of your choice as well! I love the mango shape ( Dont know the actual shape name but I call it so 😛 This is also a pattern seen in most south indian silk sarees) so I decided to make one around them being the prominent ones.
I cut out a template as usual by making a draft with pencil and finalising a perfect mango shape. Cut out similar shapes 5 mangoes for symmetry and covered them with bright neon lime green colored papers. In case you don’t want base color, you can go for OHP sheets ( or clear plastic sheets you get from stationery shop in A4 size) and cut them out in shapes of your choice.
The first round of embellishment would be outline of your shape and you can do them with sequins or kundans or easier still, you can buy ball chains ( chain of small beads) which are easier to make borders with. I glued lime green small sequins across the border thanks to rhinestone picking pencil it wasn’t that time consuming.
Next you need to find the main area where the inner design has to start. It could be a center from where you keep putting concentric circles of different color/shapes of kundans or a corner from where you can start semicircular concentric shapes. There is no hard and fast rule for anything..just go with the flow and keep sticking! I placed a 1.5mm mirror (round) at the center and started working my way around it by sticking various colors and shapes of kundans.
Here are some final pictures of the readymade kundan rangoli.
The paper lotus candle holders are pretty right?The tutorial for that is shared HERE. Did you like them? Well I loved making them.
They are easy and so traditional and pretty 🙂 If you are running out on time for making these, you can always buy them! HERE is a huge collection of very pretty readymade kundan rangolis ( a little pricey but still :P)