A selection of 4 decorative diyas (lamps) has been shown. One of the diya designs comes with a tutorial – these ideas are fairly easy and are made using metallic acrylic colors, rhinestones and sparkle glue.
How to make Decorative Diyas:
Start with an earthen diya and clean impurities and dust. For the purpose of this tutorial, simple diyas have been chosen.
Apply a coat of a chosen metallic acrylic shade. The good thing about metallic colors is that the paint by itself gives a festive look even without kundan stones or beads…
The diya after a few coats painted.
Glue on kundan stones in a suitable pattern.
Few more smaller stones have been glued on the rim of the diya…
Sparkle glue has been minimally used along the rim of the diya.
Once the glue has dried well, apply a coat of clear varnish and allow to dry. Discoloration while lighting the lamps could be there but the varnish protects the color to a large extent.
Diya Design 1:
Diya Design 2:
Diya Design 3:
This design is made by painting metallic green on one half and non-metallic acrylic orange shade on the other.
The side has been decorated using sparkle glue in a zig zag pattern.
Diya Design 4:
Pearls give a richer look to the decor.
Have fun this Diwali with these colorful lamps lit in your homes!