Wooden Rangolis are becoming more and more popular probably because of the beauty and charm that they bring to any occasion. This wooden rangoli here is about 5″ X 5″ in size and I’ve made it with the idea of using it as a plate for earthen diyas (lamps).
As always, we have here an easy to follow tutorial.
How To make a Simple Wooden Rangoli:
- Wooden base
- Kundan stones (or rhinestones)
- Sparkle Glue
- Acrylic colors
We will use a 5″ X 5″ size wooden piece with a smooth surface.
Paint a couple of coats of acrylic color. Maroon acrylic color has been painted here. Allow the paint to dry really well.
Apply glue and set square shaped kundan stones in a series along the corner like an outline. The space between two stones is very little (about a mm).
Here is the piece after the square shaped stones have been glued on. As you can see a part is left blank. This is for setting the diya.
Now outline along the stones with sparkle glue of a suitable shade. I’ve used golden color sparkle glue here.
Similarly use sparkle glue between the stones and along the inner line. This was why we has left a little space between the square stones.
Small rhinestones are then glued on like a semi-circle. The combination used for this rangoli is predominantly green and gold. So I’ve used stones and glitter accordingly. (Ignore the white glue you see at the top..that’s for the next step. I just had forgotten to take a picture earlier)
Apply glue and set pearls. These pearls have a flat bottom making the gluing on much easier.
At the center of the semi-circle, a flower shaped figure is glued using oval stones. I really like these stones by the way, am going to use them much more in my next project!
Small rhinestones at the top of each petal.
Apply a coat of clear varnish after the glue and sparkle is dry. Allow the varnish coat to dry well. The varnish will help protect the paint and also add shine to the rangoli.
And here is the completed wooden rangoli (or floating rangoli as it is called)…
So…this is how I had thought of setting the diya. Since the rangoli is colorful and sparkly, I chose to leave the earthen diya as it is.
And of course… couldn’t stop with making just one piece!
I’d say that this is quite simple to do. All you need to do is to come up with a catchy design and the work is half done.