Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Diwali Diya Designs

Diwali celebrates the victory of light over the darkness. Diya is one of the key decorative items used for the decoration in houses.People light up earthen lamps and diyas all around their houses to celebrate this festival of light. Here, I am sharing some of my ideas and diya designs with you all. Hope you will like it. :)

This is set of 5 diyas. I made this using simple colored clay. Since this is not air dry clay, it took quite long time to dry. I decorated it with stones, decorative flowers and some sparkle colors.

This is again made from simple colored clay and decorated with stones and sparkle colors. I used white school glue to stick the stones on diyas as white glue turns transparent after drying. You cannot see traces of glue when it gets dried.

These diyas are made from salt dough and baked in oven. Then I painted them with acrylic colors and decorated with stones and pearls. :) Here is recipe for making salt dough.
1 cup whole wheat flour
half cup of salt
half cup water
Mix all above ingredients and make a firm dough. 
Bake your salt dough creations in oven at 150-200 degree F for about 3 hours. Let them cool down and color them with acrylic colors.

I made this beautiful ganesha idol using Air Dry Clay and diyas are made using salt dough. 

This is Tulsi diya made using salt dough painted with acrylic colors.


मीनल गद्रे. said...

very very nice. I will try for sure.

Poonam Borkar said...

Thanks a lot meenal tai :)

Purnima@a creative project said...

all the diyas are so beautiful!!! especially like the peacock one!!!

diwali gifts delhi said...

These diyas are really very beautiful and made with hardwork and devotion.Diyas are really such a beautiful creation by which we can enlighten our home and it fills our life with bliss and light.

poonam said...

Poonam, I had shared your awesome craft on my blog here :)