Twinkling and Awesome! Last Minute Diwali Diya Wreath Craft!

paper diya diwali craft for kids

Last Minute Diwali Diya Wreath Craft

You shouldn’t be surprised if you hear me singing it’s the most wonderful time of the year and other holiday fa la la la las already. You might say Christmas is far away, but is it really?

Moreover, being an Indian who has lived in multiple cities in the last decade, my winter holiday festivities start much earlier – in September actually. I have my Ganesh Chaturthi in Septemer and then Pitra Paksha in September-October; Navratri, Dussehra, Karwachauth and Halloween in October and then Diwali in mostly November; and then Thanksgiving in November and Christmas in December. Phew! It is crazy to think that in spring Mr B and I were avoiding carbohydrates however much we can and in autumn, come festivals, we are binging on carbohydrates however much we can.

But I am not complaining. Holidays are all about eating and enjoying food. And being an Indian in festival season, if I am not deep frying, I am not enjoying my holidays.

Holidays are also about decorating the house and making sure all rooms look jolly. That requires either buying décor stuff or crafting. This time I wasn’t feeling as passionate towards crafts as I used to till last year. Diwali was almost upon me but I wasn’t in the mood to deck the halls yet.

Then it was Little B who incepted the idea in my head. She wasn’t feeling festive because of lack of shimmer in the house and insisted that we must make sure that our house looks well prepared for Diwali. Being an obedient mum that I am, I instantly agreed saying “Yes Ma’am” and we were sitting in our art/craft room brainstorming.

After spending close to an hour in that room, this is what we came up with. If you are an adult making this all by yourself, you can make it even sooner.

diwali diya wreath for home decor

Last Minute Diwali Diya Wreath Craft

You Will Need

Colourful scrapbooking papers (make sure they are easy to fold)

Cardboard

Acrylic Colours (or waterproof colours) – Yellow and Golden

String Lights

Craft supplies such as scissors, tape, glue and stapler

How to Go About It

Last Minute Diwali Diya Wreath Craft

1. Cut scrapbooking paper into strips. I am using strips which are 15 cm x 3.5 cm in size. If you are taking wider strips, go longer as well.

diwali diya wreath for home decor

2. Starting with width, fold the strip like an accordion. The closer the folds, the better it will be.

Last Minute Diwali Diya Wreath Craft

Take another piece from the same scrapbook paper with length = a little more than half the width of your accordion strip, and width = almost twice the width of your accordion fold. Fold this piece in two lengthwise and keep it aside. We are going to use this strip to join the two ends of our accordion.

Last Minute Diwali Diya Wreath Craft

4. Fold this piece in two lengthwise and keep it aside. We are going to use this strip to join the two ends of our accordion.

diwali diya wreath for home decor

5. Take a piece of tape and stick it to one top end of your accordion halfway like so. I am using a double sided tape here.

paper diya diwali craft for kids

6. Bring the other top end closer to this end and tape both the ends together making a semi-circle.

Last Minute Diwali Diya Wreath Craft

7. Now bring back the scrapbook paper piece that we folded earlier and slide it over the tape that we placed. Secure the scrapbook paper piece with staples. This step might seem unnecessary but it definitely helps the accordion keep its shape better.

Last Minute Diwali Diya Wreath Craft

8. Now with an orange and a yellow paper, draw and cut a flame shape and glue or tape it over your semi-circular accordion.

paper diya diwali craft for kids

9. One Diwali paper diya is ready and many more to go.

Last Minute Diwali Diya Wreath Craft

10. Cut an O shape from a cardboard sheet. My O is around 34 cm in diameter and I used about 17 paper diyas to fill it. Colour your O-shaped cut out with bright yellow colour. Layer it with golden.

Wrap it with string light and hang the wreath in the corner you think your house needs some twinkling.

Last Minute Diwali Diya Wreath Craft

And a Shubh Deepawali to you guys!

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My accordion paper diyas are inspired by The Craft Angels.

 

Last Minute Diwali Diya Wreath Craft

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