DIY Diwali Tealights
October 3, 2014
The ancient Hindu festival of Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is celebrated in the Autumn to signify the spiritual triumph of light over darkness. This beautiful & happy festival is celebrated by the decoration of homes inside & out with Diyas (candles/ lamps). Once beautiful decorations are up and candles are lit, families then take part in prayers mainly to Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth & prosperity. This year Diwali will be commencing on the 23rd of October. This official holiday in India is certainly spectacular with decorations as well as feasts including mithai (sweets) & lasting for five days with dedications on each.
It is so easy to make your own beautiful DIY tealight holders & its is great fun for kids! And with rainy Autumnal weekends on the way why not give it a go.
Here is what you will need to make your own Diyas:
1) Salt dough (you can add paint powder or acrylic paint to make it colourful or paint after)
2) Glitter, Sequins & other decorations
3) Tealights (with adult supervision of course)
4) You & your family having lots of fun
Recipe for Salt Dough:
3 cups of plain flour
1 cup of table salt
1 cup of water
With the salt dough, mold a tear shape with enough room to fit the tealight in the middle. Make sure you give enough room around the edge of the tealight. If you are using salt dough, you will have to bake it at 100oc/200of for 4 hours or until completely dry.
Once dried they are ready to decorate- you can decorate however you like, any colour with lots of glitter & sequins.
Let your lovely creations dry & once ready, you can place the tealight & use for decorations. It is also a great idea to use for Christmas Decorations as well, perhaps star or Christmas Tree mini tealight plates?
We have a huge range of fragranced tealights available to have your home smelling lovely with your wonderful new decorations- alternatively we also have some tealight holders ready if you just want to treat yourself!
Be sure to give it a go & make sure you send us your pictures of your colourful Diyas- we'll have a go too & post them soon!
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