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Decorative Diyas for Diwali

Decorative Diyas for Diwali – Metallic Shades

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.

Decorative Diyas

How to make Decorative Diyas:

Step 1:

Start with an earthen diya and clean impurities and dust. For the purpose of this tutorial, simple diyas have been chosen.

DDDMS1Step 2:

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.

DDDMS3Step 3:

Glue on kundan stones in a suitable pattern.


Few more smaller stones have been glued on the rim of the diya…

DDDMS5Step 4:

Sparkle glue has been minimally used along the rim of the diya.


Step 5:

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:

DDDMS7Diya Design 2:

DDDMS8Diya 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.

DDDMS9bDiya Design 4:

Pearls give a richer look to the decor.


Have fun this Diwali with these colorful lamps lit in your homes!


  1. The designs are very nice and attractive. The method for decoration is too easy and affordable. These home made decoratves are the best for this Diwali 2012, even more better than those brought artificially (by market)
    Thank u..

  2. Can these be used for lighting purpose or just as a show pieces?

  3. anjali kadam chiplun

    very nice., can you arrange workshop for my manaswi bachat gat ?
    Thank you.

  4. awesome easy which helps to decorate our house beautiful…………………………………….and to learn new things………….
    thank you………………….

  5. Nice ideas for Diya. Decoration Pl convey any book literature for this for developing more ideas for kids

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