Jewelled Rangoli and a Happy Diwali

Happy Diwali

Diwali is one of my favorite festivals.I love to dress up my house .Normally I start preparing and collecting things much before the festival.This year we shall be celebrating Diwali in New York with some cousins. But what happens to my rangoli? I decided to do a rangoli which  can be prefabricated . I have packed this rangoli and shall use it there.

This Rangoli has been made on a MDF. MDF is medium density board which is easily available in the market.I roughly decided on a design and got my pieces cut.I choose to make a center piece, some small circles , some big circles , paisleys and some leaves.I got these cut on a lazer machine to get neat cuts.I used white acrylic paint for the first coat .The second coat was with pearl white acyrilic color.This gave it a sheen.

Once these pieces dried I used pearls, blings and sparkle to decorate these pieces.I used fabric glue to stick these.

I just did a some quick set ups with the same pieces.One can do so much more with them.Once the festival is over, just pack and reuse them as and when required.

I have made floating rangolis too on the same pattern.For these I have used an OHP sheet.This is easily available at any stationery shop.The procedure to make these floating rangolis is here.

To know more about these rangolis check ….
Rangoli with Deep Shringar
Floating Rangoli

while working on these pieces

The pieces being cut on the lazer machine

circle , leaf pattern

paisley with gold beads

paisley with white blings

with square format of the pieces are same

Floating Rangoli pattern

These just need to be placed in a wide pot full of water.You could add some floating candles to enliven it.

Once again wishing all my friends a very Happy Diwali !!