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Decorative Diya and Thali

Decorative Diya and Thali Set – Tutorial

Continuing in our series of Diwali crafts, here we attempt to make a set of decorative diyas and thali. For a change, shades of blue have been used in this decor set. This decorative diya – thali set can also be gifted to your dear ones during the festive season.

Decorative Diya and Thali

How to make Decorative Diyas and Thali for Diwali:

Step 1:

Clean the diyas which are to be decorated.

DDTS1Step 2:

Paint them using acrylic colors of the chosen shade.

DDTS2Step 3:

I painted three coats for a good finish. Allow the paint to dry.

DDTS3Step 4:

The diyas used are quite small (about 2 inches), and so the design is kept very simple here. Glue is applied along the rim of the diya and small white stones are glued on.

DDTS4

Here is the design completed.

DDTS5Step 5:

Steps 2 to 4 are repeated and a few more diyas are decorated. Apply a coat of clear varnish and allow to dry well.

DDTS5bStep 6:

A wooden base is taken for the thali and is painted using pearl white shade. I haven’t painted too many coats, as I wanted the wooden texture to be seen.

DDTS6Step 7:

Silver lace is glued on along the sides as shown.

DDTS7Step 8:

An outline is then drawn using silver glitter glue / 3d outliner.

DDTS8Step 9:

Big and small blue rhinestones are alternatively glued on like a frame.

DDTS9…this way.

DDTS10Step 10:

Small white rhinestones were glued on top of the big blue stones.

DDTS11Step 11:

Near the four corners of the frame, round mirrors and white rhinestones were glued to make the design below.

DDTS12Step 12:

Design at the center made using pearls and stones in different colors and shapes.

DDTS13Step 13:

Finally, silver lace work. The thali looks like a kundan rangoli too!

DDTS14

The thali and the decorative diyas are completed. These can be used to decorate your puja or living room to add color and sparkle.

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43 comments

  1. Loved it thank you.

  2. Beautiful color! What size of wood?

  3. excellent.i’m impressed.

  4. dear ramya,

    excellent work . thankyou for guiding step by step .but how did you
    beautifully fixed the sliver lace work in step 13

  5. k.

    Hi Ramya,

    Silver lace for top and side of 7″ x 7″ of wood. What is length and wide of silver lace?

    Size of the side of wood?

    Can’t wait to make it. 🙂

  6. :).. itz really cool ‘nd attractive.

  7. My God. So simple, and yet so elegant!

  8. Hi Ramya,

    I came across your blog while searching for a question in my mind and must say, you are very good at your work. The things you have made are really beautiful and simple.

    Can I please ask you for a small help. I am trying my hand at doing something artistic for the first time but I am not able to move beyond the first step and need help. I am trying to design a wooded frame with small beads. I tried using fevicol SR, fevicril,but these beds tend to come out when touched. I am looking at making a wall hanging and if the beads falloff just with a slightest touch then I am afraid I will be left with just a wooden plank at the end.

    Can you please advice of the glue which can be used and where I can buy it.

    Thank you in advance.

    Kamala

    • Hi Kamala, Generally if you use a wooden plank as the base, fevicol is your best bet. Just allow the glue to dry well for some time; feviqwik is very good but if you make a mistake, then removing the beads would be difficult. I use fevicol for my projects with wooden plank and Fevicryl fabric glue when working with transparent plastic/ohp sheets… good luck!

  9. nice…………………………..

  10. Hi Ramya. You have a beautiful blog with lovely craft ideas. I have done a post on Diwali craft ideas in which I have linked to 2 of your posts with full credits to you. Check out the link
    http://whatscookingmom.in/diwali-craft-ideas/
    I would love to hear from you.

  11. it is beautiful but its shape is square it must be in circle shape.

  12. it’s fantastic .

  13. Fantastic. Thank you so much…

  14. very nicely made. looks very very sweet.

  15. WOW! Simple and elegant.a must for diwali!thanks for adding beauty in our lives with you beautiful ideas 🙂 happy diwali!

  16. Nice design. Even I use to make lot of decorative diyas during diwali. I want to make stacked diyas. Could you please let me know normal wooden base will take the heat of diyas?

  17. Hi Ramya,

    You’re just awesome. iliked this diys very much. i want to try this but i am not getting wodden base. What is the size of wodden base you have taken..? i tried your kundan rangolies and it came very well.

    I want to try this diys very badly..
    Keep giving us nice ideas..

    Thank you,
    Shubha Bapu.

  18. Very good and nice !

  19. Wonderful job .my daughter of 4 yr is keenly interested n ordered her papa to bring all d requires for d decoration. …thnx a lot. …..dear.

  20. Hi Ramya,

    This looks excellent. I want to know if the paint will remain after washing the diya to get rid of oil or ghee?

  21. Hi Ramya,

    Wonderful piece of work. Can you please tell me if I can wash the diyas after using them with oil or ghee to get rid of its stickiness?

  22. Hi Ramya,

    May I know where to buy the accessories like kundan stones, pearls, lace, etc. in Chennai? Also, iss there any online shopping site which sells these?

    Thanks
    Arthy

    • Hello Arthy… All of these are available in RS Shopping Adyar. You can also check itsybitsy.in if you ae looking for online option – but the store is way cheaper than buying online. Good luck! 🙂

  23. Beautiful work. Found your page while looking for festive crafts. Any ideas to try eco-friendly materials for diwali thalis and lanterns? Here are a few pics on my blog > http://yaminikumar.blogspot.com/p/arts-and-global-link.html
    Thanks

  24. Beautiful work. Thanks for the update Ramya. I came across your blog while searching for a question in my mind and must say, you are very good at your work. The things you have made are really beautiful and simple.

    Can I please ask you for a small help. I am trying my hand at doing something artistic for the first time but I am not able to move beyond the first step and need help. I am trying to design a wooded frame with small beads. I tried using fevicol SR, fevicril,but these beds tend to come out when touched. I am looking at making a wall hanging and if the beads falloff just with a slightest touch then I am afraid I will be left with just a wooden plank at the end.
    WOW! Simple and elegant.a must for diwali!thanks for adding beauty in our lives with you beautiful ideas ? happy diwali!

    • Thanks Afiya! I suggest you use Fabric glue or fevi qwik instead of fevicol. Fevicol is not the best option for these kind of projects. Good luck!

  25. It was an fabulous work. It helped me a lot.Very very much thanks for this fabulous fantastic idea

  26. It was an fabulous ones . I liked it very much ? ?

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