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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Diwali Decor

I know with more than 3 months to go, it's not the right time to talk about Diwali. What I am about to share is not about Diwali' 2012. It's about Diwali' 2011. My first Diwali after marriage... my first Diwali with Sanket... my first Diwali in a new country with new friends... my first Diwali away from family! In fact, this is not gonna be about Diwali either!!

Actually, I came across a link-up party Enchanting Entrances on Colours Dekor, which left me thinking that I had actually not done much at the entrance of my house except to put up the name plate that I made long time back.






On thinking again, I remembered about the Diwali Decoration that I did and thought about sharing it here and linking it up on Enchanting Entrances.










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Diwali for me is more about decoration than crackers. I cleaned up the house. Sanket and I made arrangements for puja with whatever limited resources we had. I managed to make some sweets. Sanket bought a box of crackers. The electric lights were plugged in. 

Blame it on the festive mood, I could not help but paint and decorate the plain-white tea-light candles. This is what I did to them.






[UPDATE: Got questions about the candles? Click here. ]




Puja. Husband. Food. Friends. Candles. Lights. Crackers. The only thing missing (apart from family) was RANGOLI!! 

I have been making rangoli ever since I was a little girl. I just hated the thought of not being able to make it for the very special First-Diwali-After-Marriage. Colors were not a problem because I knew that I could get colored sand at Michaels. The concern was that I had no place in the house to spread the sand on. The only un-carpeted area was kitchen and bathroom!! Even the common lobby outside our apartment is carpeted!! 

After a lot of thinking and market research (with a friend), I laid my hand on the glitter craft sheets.

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I decided then and there that the craft sheets would be used to make *Rangoli*. I cut out the sheets in various shapes, stuck it on a paper and the rangoli was ready to be kept anywhere... just anywhere!! I placed them at the entrance to the house. The colored tea-light candles were used as well. This is how it looked.
















And yes, the name plate is still there.. to stay forever :)











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35 comments :

  1. This is awesome, love what did to candles..rangoli is just great. like how u managed to it with papers. may be next time you can try doing in some big flat vessel or cardboard or on thick paper with colors...

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  2. ‎Tanya Sinha u alwys cum up wid sumthing new ...i knw i was here at d diwali u r talking bout but i guess we were mere aquaitances so cud nt see all this ...but this competency of urs is making me feel so incompetent ....:(..but i guess i m mre than happy 2 hav a fren who master of all trades..awesummm ...diwali is my fav festival n the mere reason is lights ...n ur candles luk better dan available here coz whats missing in US candles is indian touch ...n urs hav it in ample ...rangoli ..is as usual nt my cup of tea ..but u r d only person who makes me realise i wish i had slightest talent ....everything in dis blog is ASTOUNDING ...dictionary mai new wrds khatam ho rae hai...

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  3. I love the candles. The colors are so bright and pretty. Thank you for visiting my blog and for linking up!

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  4. Nayana: WOW... thanks for those awesome ideas. I am surely gonna try the vessel/plate/paper thing. Can't wait to give it a shot right now ;)
    Thanks for being here and all the appreciations.

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  5. Anukriti: Thank you, thank you :) You know what.... your comments leave make me so happy that I fail to collect words to form a proper sentence to thank you. I read you comment 5-6 times before I could actually write this.
    Yes, we hardly knew each other back then. The only people to see all this were Sonya and Rajnikant. I wanted to share the pics but by the time I could upload them it was already two weeks after Diwali. You know how I am when it comes to uploading pics ;)
    And yes, you don't need to look up the dictionary... i enjoy and appreciate your 'blog-gy comments' just the way they are :) Keep them coming!

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  6. Suzy: The pleasure is mine. It's good to be a party of link up parties and enjoy the creativity all around. Thanks for organizing and making me a part of it.
    Glad you liked the candles :)

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  7. thats so creative! brilliant idea, and it looks damn nice

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  8. I like the stuff on your blog ClassyandFabulous.

    Thanks for visiting. Keep coming :)

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  9. tanya didi, when are you mailing me again about this, the detailed one for the 'share' ??
    i am so eager to post about this. Infact I got inspired by this post for this Diwali :)

    -Sonam
    http://sonamsrivastava.blogspot.com/

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  10. Looking forward to your version of the idea, Sonam!

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  11. The Rangoli is stunning.. wow!! Love the little name plate too.. Thanks for joining in!!

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  12. lovely idea for the rangoli ,Tanya.First time to your blog .Loving it:)

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  13. Tanya, I am blown away by your creativity:) Love how you took some simple things and made them into such beautiful decorations ... absolutely gorgeous!

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  14. I love your creations Tanya and thanks for sharing these wonderful creations. I'd love to feature this to my favorites of Diwali decorations if you won't mind...

    Cheers and best wishes!
    Lyn

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    1. I'll be more than happy if you'd link up :)
      Blogging is all about sharing. Thanks for the feature!

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    2. Tanya Anurag madam

      Namaste. Happy Diwali wishes to you, to your family members and friends.

      Tanya Anurag madam you have great blog with amazing pictures of your rangolis, your artistic candles, paints etc. They look beautiful.

      Tanya Anurag madam best wishes for your arts and crafts projects.

      Tanya Anurag madam this is my Diwali message "Lamps of India" which i shared in my Heritage of India blog.

      http://indian-heritage-and-culture.blogspot.in/2013/09/lamps-of-india.html

      Tanya Anurag madam please look into my Lamps of India message and share your comments.

      Tanya Anurag madam i hope you like my blog and join as a member to my Heritage of India blog.

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    3. Appreciate your visit here and all the kind words. Your blog is so informative. Please keep up the good work.

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  15. Glad to see that you are also following Diwali. It is a very important festival for Indians. Do check some amazing...diwali wallpapers

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    1. I have been celebrating Diwali all my life. I am an Indian :)

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  16. Hi Tanya,

    I love how you decorated the tea lamps. Can you please share how you did that?

    Thanks!

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    1. Hey Geetika! Find your answers here http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2014/10/diwali-ready.html
      Happy Diwali :)

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  17. Wow these are amazing. I love what you have done with the tealight. Please can you tell us what you used to decorate them and if they can still be lit?

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    1. Hey Tina! Find your answers here http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2014/10/diwali-ready.html
      Happy Diwali :)

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  18. Hi dear, this certainly looks beautiful...please can you tell me exactly what did you use on tea lights. I am not too much of a crafts person so I am totally counting on your guidance.

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    1. Hey Bhawana! Find your answers here http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2014/10/diwali-ready.html
      Happy Diwali :)

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  20. This looks so nice. I like the colorful decor, they may seem simple but they really are beautiful. They are perfect and come really handy for this coming Diwali 2015. Cheers to all!

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  21. beautiful decors!! Gift your loved ones the best diwali Greeting cards. it will awe them...

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