Diya is one of the key decorative items used for
the decoration of households during Diwali. Get some diya decoration
ideas for Deepavali.
Diya is a small earthen lamp primarily lit during
Diwali, the festival of lights. Also, known as 'deep', diya is
traditionally made of clay. Lighting a deep during aarti is a custom in
the Hindu culture. During Diwali, the earthen lamps are used for
illuminating the entire home and premises, apart from aarti. The diya is
filled with ghee or oil, which work as fuel for it. A wick, usually made
of cotton, is inserted into the diya. Today, with the increasing
competition and due to the popularity of candles, diya is now available
in a variety of material, the most common being those made of metals and
blue pottery. Designer diyas have also been introduced in the stores. In
addition to these, you can decorate the earthen diya at home and use it
for the festival. Given below are some decoration ideas for Deepavali
Diwali Diya Decoration Ideas
- To make the ordinary earthen diya look more beautiful, you may
color it with different colors. You may make use of bright acrylic
colors for the purpose. You can also paint some portion of the diya,
instead of whole of it, draw various shapes on it with paint, to
give it a traditional look. Do not forget to leave the diya to dry
completely, after painting.
- Bring some small decorative glass pieces and stick them on the
edge of the diya. When you light the earthen lamp, the flame would
be reflected by the small mirrors, which would add to the beauty of
the lamp. This type of decoration is especially suitable for metal
diya, because glass can easily adhere to their surface.
- Take wheat flour in a bowl and prepare its dough, with the help
of water. The dough should be made thick, which can be rolled into
balls. Now, rolls the balls of the dough and make diya out of them.
With this dough, you can make diya of any shape and size of your
choice. After shaping the lamps, color them using acrylic or poster
colors. Set them aside to dry completely and use them.
- Another way to make diya and decorate them is to use the dough of
wheat flour and mix it with fresh petals of rose. It will not only
add some natural color to your diya, but also the particles of
petals attached here and there on the diya will also make it look
- You may make use of ceramic clay to decorate the diyas. Make
beautiful shapes of flowers, using the ceramic clay. Before it
dries, stick it to the diya. Now, paint the lamp with acrylic color
and allow it to dry completely. This would give your earthen lamp a