Symbolising jubilation and victory over the darkness and evil, diyas hold a special place during festivities in India. Lighting up diyas to illuminate our house has been a part of our culture and tradition. So why not celebrate this Diwali by making your very own DIY diyas

What can be a better option than diwali diya decoration with your loved ones to enjoy and showcase your creativity? 

You might wonder how to decorate diya with beads or colours and how to come up with some simple yet stunning decoration ideas. You can pick one from these easy-to-follow ideas and amp up your creativity!

10 DIY Diya Decoration Ideas To Brighten Up Your Home This Diwali

Here are a few easy-to-follow diya decoration ideas for helping you out to give your diyas an out of the ordinary looks. 

1. Make It Fun With Colours

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Diya decoration with painting colours is not as difficult as you think. Colours will take you back to your childhood and make this Diwali a great time to show your artistic skills. Pick the colour you like the most and learn how to decorate diyas by just using paint.

You Will Need:

  • A few plain clay diyas
  • Painting colour (use acrylic colours for best results)
  • Paint brushes
  • Marker 
  • A rough cloth

Method:

  1. Take plain clay diyas and choose the colour(s) you want to paint it with.
  2. Using a thick brush to paint your diya will help you in saving time if you wish to use a single colour.
  3. You can also use contrasting colours or a combination. Paint the inner surface of the diya with one colour and after it dries, paint the outer surface with a second colour.       
  4. Using a multicolour theme would add a charming look to your diwali diya decoration. 
  5. After letting the paint dry, you can use a marker to highlight or details.

2. Decorate It With Kundan

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A perfect way to add a traditional look to your diyas is by decorating it using Kundan (coloured stones). Make your diyas a fascinating one with these beautiful stones. Here’s how to decorate diyas with a bunch of stunning Kundan stones.

You Will Need:

  • Plain diyas
  • Paint
  • Kundan stones
  • Glue 

Method:

  1. Take plain diyas and paint it with colours you like.
  2. Let the paint dry. Alternatively, you can buy simple coloured diyas too.
  3. Once dried, glue the stones on the diya in the pattern or design you wish to.
  4. Your beautiful kundan diya is all set to shine.

3. Reuse Plastic Spoons Creatively

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A cheap, eco-friendly yet creative way is to make a diya stand out of plastic spoons. A unique and simple way to make your diyas look gorgeous.

You Will Need:

  • Diyas
  • Plastic spoons
  • Paint
  • Glue 
  • Beads of your choice

Method:

  1. Cut the handles of spoons and colour them.
  2. Stick them together in the shape of a lotus.
  3. Add some beads to give it a pop of colour.
  4. When the placing and decoration is done, place the diya in the centre.

4. Embellish With Beads

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Wondering how to decorate diya with beads? Embellishing diyas using beads is one of the best techniques to make them look elegant. You can get a variety of beads from your local stationery store, gift shop or even online!

You Will Need:

  • Clay diyas of your choice
  • Colourful beads
  • Glue
  • Toothpick

Method:

  1. Decide the pattern you wish to put on the diya.
  2. Put a small amount of glue on the diya where your beads would be placed.
  3. Use a toothpick to attach the beads on the diya. 
  4. Let the glue dry for about 10 minutes.

5. Grace It With Sea Shells

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Sea shells are trending this year, from earrings to bangles and bags to shoes. So why not add it to your list of diya decoration ideas! Go grab some sea shells and make this Diwali an innovative one!

You Will Need:

  • Sea shells
  • Cardboard 
  • Paint and glue
  • Diyas

Method:

  1. Cut the cardboard in a circular shape.
  2. Place the shells in a spiral shape and glue them.
  3. Leave some space in the centre for placing the diya.
  4. After gluing, paint them with shiny colours and let them dry.
  5. Place the diya in the centre. Your creative seashell diya is ready to be lit and make your festive evenings even more special. 

6. Deck It With Glitter

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Wish to bring the beauty of glitter to your diyas? Indulge in some sparkling creativity by using glitter to this Diwali diya decoration DIY. With some glue and glitter, have a glimmering night with your family and loved ones. 

You Will Need:

  • Plain diyas
  • Glue 
  • Glitter 

Method:

  1. Take the plain diyas and apply glue all over them.
  2. Before the glue dries, sprinkle glitter on the diyas making sure it coats the entire diya. You can use a thick brush for applying the glitter, as it spreads evenly.
  3. Wait for the glitter to dry.
  4. Once the glitter dries, you can use the sparkle glitter colours to draw designs or patterns on the diyas.

7. Add Some Shine With Old CDs

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What’s better than reusing waste and recreating best out of it! Using old CDs for making beautiful diya decorations is a great idea. It is pocket-friendly as well as creative. Here’s how to decorate diyas using old CDs.

You Will Need:

  • Old CDs
  • Diyas
  • Beads or glitter
  • Glue
  • A marker
  • Toothpick 

Method:

  1. Using a marker, you can draw patterns or design outlines on the CD.
  2. Apply glue on the outline design.
  3. Using a toothpick, place beads on the glue or sprinkle glitter along the outline.
  4. Let it dry for a few minutes and once dried, you can place the diya in the centre of the CD. Shiny diya stands are ready!

8. Make It Festive With Bangles

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Bangles are found in every household. Beautiful and colorful bangles will make your diyas look stunning. Once you light the diyas, the bangles will give a shimmery look.

You Will Need:

  • Colourful bangles (preferably glass)
  • Hot glue 
  • Diyas 

Method:

  1. Make a pile of bangles by placing them one upon the other.
  2. Using hot glue, stick them and wait for it to dry.
  3. When dried, place the diya in the middle.

9. Adorn With Flowers & Pearls

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There are several diya decoration ideas you can try but using flowers with pearls is a hatke idea! If you wish to stand out of the crowd, you should definitely try this decoration idea. 

You Will Need:

  • Fake flowers
  • Pearls
  • Hot glue
  • Diyas

Method:

  1. Take a piece of cardboard in the shape of a circle.
  2. Leaving some space in the middle, stick the flowers in a semicircle.
  3. Add the pearls to the rest of the cardboard.
  4. After they are glued, place the diya in the middle and light it.

10. Get Trendy With Pom Poms

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Colourful, vibrant and flexible, pom poms can be used in a variety of DIYs. Use them to make your diyas stunningly beautiful.

You Will Need:

  • Cardboard circles or CDs
  • Coloured pom poms of your choice
  • Glue
  • Beads or pearls

Method:

  1. Take the cardboard circles or diyas.
  2. Leaving some space in the middle, start gluing the pom poms around the edge.
  3. Add the beads or pearls closer to the middle, keeping the pom poms around the edge.
  4. Let it dry completely.

Diya decoration at home can be quite easy and fun! You can easily buy supplies online or at your nearest gift shop or stationery. Sit down with your family this weekend, learn how to decorate diyas at home and add some excitement to the festive season!

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