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By Ankana Mitra,

Diwali is one of the main festivals of India. On this occasion, people try to beautify their houses to impress and welcome the goddess Laxmi. Have you planned anything for the Diwali decoration yet, which is just around the corner? If not yet, then there is no need to freak out, here are a few super easy, economical and fun DIY ideas which will serve your decor purpose for Diwali. Also, these ideas will let you showcase your creativity using the waste materials.

  1. Plastic bottle lamps:

As it is the festival of light, starts with the making lamps. Use plastic bottles to make lamps. The process to create this craft is very simple. With the help of scissors, you can make floral shapes, create patterns on the bottle and insert holder. Then decorate the bottle with colorful threads, ribbons or beads and then put a bulb into it and hang several such lamps in the balcony or put it in the centre of the rangoli, this will make your rangoli look more attractive.

  1. DIY Diwali cards:

We always have an option to purchase readymade cards. But handmade cards give a distinct and more personal touch in comparison with the readymade ones. It will make the recipient feel special and valued. So, this Diwali goes for handmade cards, for your near and dear, who live too far.

  1. Clay candle holders:

We usually decorate home with the candles. It is the cheapest and traditional way to decorate home on Diwali. What if you make interesting candle holders? With the help of Clay, you can make super amazing shapes. This is also the simplest way to enhance the beauty of your home on Diwali. It also brings the memories of native land.

  1. Use CD and marbles:

Lamps made up of CD and marbles can rightly capture the spirit of Diwali. Just take a CD which is of no use and attach marbles in a circular way with the help of adhesive. Make four-five layers of marbles in it and place diya in the centre of that lamp. These ethnic lamps would make a great fancy touch to your balcony if arranged and hanged parallel to each other.

  1. DIY Diwali Diyas:

Instead of purchasing readymade decorated Diya, purchase the simple brown earthen ones and paint it with the help of bright colours, glitters, beads, and glass pieces. Decorate it and place in your rangoli or lined up on the edges of your balcony. This will give a beautiful look of your balcony as well as rangoli. Placing them around the mandap in your puja room will add up to the festive vibe.

So, these are some of the decorative ideas using the waste materials, which are budget-friendly and make Diwali decoration fun for the kids as well as for the adults.

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