Navratri, the nine days of celebrating victory of good over evil begins today. On this day, we have a round-up of simple Navratri craft ideas that could make the “Golu” – dolls display more special.
- The dolls displayed in golu typically are painted in vibrant colors. Since the dolls are passed on over generations, the paint tends to fade out. To make the dolls more attractive whilst maintaining the original beauty of the dolls, you could enhance them by only painting the accessories (Crown, jewels, etc) in metallic acrylic shades. You can see the stark difference after the gold and silver coats.
- Pearls and kundan stones (rhinestones) can be glued on to enhance the look of the ornaments.
Marapaachi Dolls Decoration:
This is my favorite part – marapaachi dolls are traditional dolls made out of wood. These dolls can be decorated in different styles – ECIndianhandicrafts has some really nice ideas on how you could decorate the marapaachi dolls.
And before we wrap up, here is a look at the Golu at my home this year… though the picture was taken before I completed the decor part. I usually prefer to keep the golu display traditional.
This Navratri Craft Ideas list could go on… there are a lot more things that you could do. Typical ones are a forest or park setting or a Temple Tank setup. I’ve just attempted to share a few ideas here.