Diwali craft for kids : Paper Diya

Try this super easy diwali craft this diwali and have fun with your kids. Use these paper diyas as wall decor or even as gifting tags! Happy diwali !

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I had recently shared a tutorial for making diwali craft paper diyas on my blog and the response has been huge. The article was listed on artsycraftsymom and I bumped into another version of paper diyas on her blog. Of course I loved them and couldn’t wait to try them out myself. The tutorial is given on her blog but I have narrated my version of “how to make paper diya” here. Unlike the paper diya that I had shared earlier, these are really simple and perfect diwali craft for kids. Read on for tutorial 🙂 Oh and also if you are looking for more diwali idea like diwali diya painting, tealight decoration, paper lanterns, diy aakash kandils etc, do not forget to check them out all on this blog under the tag “Diwali” 🙂 

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Diwali Craft – Paper Diya Tutorial

Diwali is the most celebrated festivals in India and diwali craft is essential part of the festivity of course! Learn how to make 3d paper diyas this time.

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The last few months of they year are often festive filled with dusshera, diwali and christmas. Do you love crafting and getting ready for the festive season? I do absolutely! Here is a fun diwali craft and its really really simple. These paper diyas could be a very fun filled activity for kids too this diwali 🙂

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Handmade Diwali Card : Cards for a Cause

Make simple handmade diwali card even if your do not own diwali stamps. Make pretty motifs and add a handwritten sentiment for added love 🙂 Read tutorial.

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This handmade diwali card tutorial requires some cardmaking supplies so if you are not a regular cardmaker, please wait for my future posts where I will be sharing diwali card with simple supplies. Anyways, I do not own any Diwali stamps although there are a couple of pretty ones manufactured by our indian brands like peekaboo designs, Mudra stamps etc. Even there is a new pattern paper branded Nakshathra available on thecraftshop which had Diwali themed papers! I let my creative juices flow ( I didnt even know I had them :P) and came up with some simple cards.

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Colorful Paper Lantern Tutorial

Simple tutorial on how to make paper lantern to use as diwali akash kandil or christmas decor. Downloadable template with measurements available in blog.

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Are you guys gearing up for the festive season ahead? When my international readers are getting set for thanksgiving, my Indian counterparts are planning for an elaborate festive season with dusshera and diwali coming up. Here is one festive decor that never goes out of fashion – lights. I have a simple tutorial to make these pretty paper lantern using very basic supplies but not here!Oh and also if you are looking for more diwali idea like diwali diya painting, tealight decoration, paper lanterns, diy aakash kandils etc, do not forget to check them out all on this blog under the tag “Diwali” 🙂 

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10 Onam Crafts and Onam Decor ideas

The tradition of onam has moved from a grand festivity to lonely onam in cities these days. Try out these onam crafts & activites to bring up the festive spirit.

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As a child, I loved onam more so because of the long holiday and also because of the onam sadya and payasam. Onam was the only day in our lives when we used to have elaborate lunch on plantain leaf and it used to be so much fun. While our mother toiled in kitchen to make different variety dishes, we three sisters would be busy making onam pookkalam and improvising on it till afternoon! Those were the days!

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How to make onam pookkalam easily

My first post for Onam and this one is on how to make onam pookkalam design on paper, implement it on floor and some design inspirations for home and competitions.

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Being a keralite its a shame for me that I have never done a post on Onam so here it goes. Onam is the state festival of Kerala and most of the offices & schools get a weeks holiday for the celebrations. Since I am here in Karnataka, I am working even on Onam day and my celebration stops with onam pookkalam in the morning. A bit about the mythology behind onam festival :

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Pistachio shell candle holder tutorial

Dont you love how you can make pretty things out of waste? Check out this simple DIY pistachio shell candle holder tutorial, a great diwali decor piece too!

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I had been having these pistachio shells for quite a long time and was waiting for my glue gun to arrive. The older glue gun which I had purchased from Itsy bitsy had such huge problem right from the beginning and I am glad I threw it out soon! Well so my new glue gun arrived and I made these pretty little pistachio shell candle holder or rather diya holders. This should make absolutely stunning table piece for your Diwali decor as well! I loved how it turned out to be and they are super simple to make. Read the tutorial and I have some secret tips as always for you guys 🙂

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