Diwali DIY – Lantern and Lampshade.

Hey everyone!

This is my first ever DIY (Do It Yourself) blog post on the occasion of Diwali – a widely celebrated festival in India, Fiji, Pakistan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago. One of the major festivals of Hinduism, it spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair. Here’s some background information about the origin of this festival followed by a video which will help you to decorate and ignite your house with beautiful lanterns and lampshades during this festive season.

History 

According to popular legend, when Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshmana returned from their 14 years of exile after defeating Raavana, the people of Ayodhya lit candles and diyas to illuminate their path and celebrate the triumph of good over evil. Deepavali is also linked to the celebration of Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth and prosperity.

DIY ( Do It Yourself ) 

Not only making home decor items on your own makes you feel proud, but it is also very therapeutic. They say it is one of the thriftiest and most productive hobbies as well.

Since Diwali is just around the corner, I have made these 2 easy, quick and cheap DIYs which will help you make the most of this festival using your own creativity –

You don’t really need to buy all these new sheets and can conveniently recycle/reuse materials from your own closet.

This was my 2nd or 3rd attempt at filming my process of making art. Hope you liked it, looking forward to your suggestions and comments on the same.

Wish you all a happy and safe Diwali! x

 

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