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This Diwali, make your ZiffyHomes more beautiful

Harshit Verma  |  Oct 29, 2016

Fun and easy Diwali decoration ideas for your ZiffyHomes

With the most awaited festival around the corner, grand celebrations all across the country await. With markets hustling and bustling with Diwali knick knacks, nights illuminated by the twinkle of lights and everyone going heavy on the purchases; reasons enough to miss home? Deepavali has also gained popularity among everyone as a time to acknowledge the love and affection of our loved ones; and our moms ensured the same. But just because you aren’t making it home for the holidays this time, there’s no need to be huddled up in the room and sulk the night away. We bring for you, ideas to decorate your space at ZiffyHomes.

Well, now you have your own space and the freedom to do what you like with it this Diwali (except burning it down, of course). You can go usual and have a thread of twinkling colorful lights dangling on your door, or you can add some personal touch to the place you’d want to call home. You can find here some fun and inexpensive ideas to decorate your space this Diwali. And, you never know this could turn out to be a good bonding exercise for you and your roommate.

1.      Colorful Diyas:

Let’s not go for plain diyas this Diwali. You can add a touch of fun and creativity to them. Use paints and glitters to decorate your diyas. You can also go for unusual shapes instead of the standard ones. Vase shaped earthen pots, broad bottomed diyas or the ones with peep-holes look elegant and unusual. Paint them a dark color (hues of blacks, reds, browns) and while still wet, blow some powdered glitter on them, and you’ll love the effect. It’s both festive and classy. Don’t be shy to go even a little overboard with threads, and beads, if that’s what you like – after all, ‘Diwali saal mein ek hi baar to aati hai!’


2.      Floating Candles:

It’s a theme that never goes old. Fill bowls of water and stick some floating candles in it. Add some decorative items at the bottom or color the water for something different. Add petals of rose to the water. Place the bowl on the dining table as a centerpiece or on side tables – an easy and effective idea for your Diwali Party.


3.      Paper Lanterns:

Follow the Oriental style of paper lanterns this Diwali for that delicate, exotic yet beautiful decoration. You can also go for the Kaipoche look with the Gujarati lanterns. They are inexpensive and easily available in local markets. Just keep your haggling skills handy this season!


4.      Lamp out of Paper Cups:

If you like DIY projects then get creative with old paper cups. Paint them and cut them out into floral shapes that can be stuck together. Add a light bulb to it and create a chain.


5.      Balloon Twine Lights:

A very popular concept is to make lights using a balloon and some twine. Hang them around the house for an artsy feel.

-          How to?

1. Blow up a balloon.

2. After the balloon is inflated, it’s desired to draw a circle with a marker around the balloon knot just large enough to accommodate whatever lighting method you choose. 

Note: If you simply want to hang the balls or use them in a vase then you don’t need to leave a hole at all!

3. Mix corn starch, glue and warm water together until it’s completely smooth.

4. Smear petroleum jelly (like Vaseline) all over your balloon until it is completely coated.

5. Besides being in good company, this project will go much faster if you have a friend or some family help. One of you should begin feeding the twine through the glue mix and handing it off to the other person to drape around the ball.

6. Tuck the start and end pieces of twine beneath other pieces of twine. Begin wrapping it around the balloon vertically at a comfortable tightness, and gradually switch to wrapping horizontally.

7. Allow 24 hours for the globes to dry.

8. After your lanterns have dried for 24 hours, you can pop the balloon! Use a thin stick to knock out any glue crystals that developed between strings.


6.      Candle Decoration using dry leaf:

You require very basic things to create this awesome Diwali decoration idea. You need – candle (preferably a big, broad one), glue, and simple waste leaves. Rollover the glue on candle and paste leaves on it. You can make it tight with the help of spoon. At a first sight, you are sure to be left awestruck on the result of your craft. Go ahead, and earn praises for the artist in you.


Hope you enjoyed reading the ideas, and that you use some of them this Diwali. We’d love to see pictures of our happy Ziffians celebrating the festival of lights and prosperity!

Fun and easy Diwali decoration ideas for your ZiffyHomes