Thursday, November 12, 2015

Diwali Decor

Dear Friends,

Happy Diwali!! May the Devine Light of Diwali Spread into your life Peace, Prosperity, Happiness, Good Health and Wealth!!

Diwali signifies the victory of good over evil. During Deepavali (Diwali), lights illuminate every corner of the house, the light that empowers us to commit ourselves to good deeds.  Weather I m celebrating the festival with friends or family or just us, I love to light up diyas (earthen lamps). Only this year I shifted to tea lights.

Would like to take you thru Diwali decor inruo  Entry Way and Dining room. Sorry for the photo heavy post!!

Entry Way:

This sandal wood Ganesha and the copper bowl adorns my coffee table with the kundan rangoli.

Those carnations are another DIY, will come back with the tutorial after the festivity. They were so easy to make, both kids helped me :)

This beautiful tamil style wooden carved Ganesha was picked up from Poompuhaar Handicrafts. Since tea lights were too close to the carving, I used battery operated tea lights.

My beautiful lamp stand decorated with lamps and crepe flowers.

One more shot of entry way, before heading into dining room.

Dining Room:

Table setting was done using all house hold items

You can read all about the tea light decoration here and using the household items as candle holders here.

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Friday, November 6, 2015

Tea Light/Candle holders

Happy Deepawali/Diwali.

In between cleaning, getting the house ready for the guests and cooking all the yummy dishes, its difficult to get some time to decorate the lamps. Also when you are away from home country, you might not get diyas everywhere.So here comes few quick ideas for the tea light / candle holders with the things easy available at home. If you are looking for some easy ideas to decorate the tea lights, I shared few last week here.

1. Got some bangles?

Simplest of all. Take few bangles and glue them together to the round shaped cardboard Or just leave it as is (Yes, that's what I did) . Your options are end less with this approach.

Here are some of mine

All lit up :)

2. Now how about some bowls (I used the glasses) ?

Fill it up with colorful grains and pulses or coffee beans.

3. Wine glasses?

Put the glasses upside down and you have beautiful candle holders. If you don't want leave glasses plain, put some idol or lamp or flower or jewelry

I love the way these wine glass tea holders adding wow factor to the spread.

Here is the spread of tea lights on my dining table (with the makeshift runner, lol)

I will come back again with few more candle holder ideas, stay tuned.

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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Decorating Tea Lights

Happy Halloween! Hope you had a fun filled halloween.

Next week we celebrate Deewali/ Deepavali  -  The festival of lights. I am sure most of us use tea lights to decorate in and around the house. I love using these in the traditional lamps as it saves me the hassle of filling the lamp with thread and oil. This year, I wanted to use few of these on the floor as is. Though I love these, i hated how plain they looked.

This post is filled with easiest ideas to decorate the tea lights. I had a super cute helper which made it super fun.

All that I used is Tea lights (from Ikea), Glitter Tape, Washi Tape, Rhinestones, Used Rakhi (Similar to friendship bands, only difference is a sister ties it to a brother :) )

Just apply the Glitter Tape

Tea Light Decoration

Or Add Washi Tape

Tea Light Decor

If you don't want to stop after  the Glitter Tape, jazz it up with some used rakhi.

deepawali decor

Want to try how it looks with rhinestones?

Deepawali Decoration

Or some decorative Trim?

Tea Light with Washi Tape

Entire Set :)

Diwali decor, Diwali Decoration ideas

It took less than 20 Minutes to add the wove factors to the these tea lamps.

Have a Happy and Safe Deepawali.

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