Budget-Friendly DIY Ideas For A Festive-Ready House
The festive season has started off all over the country and it’s that time of the year when we want our homes to sparkle and reflect the exuberance which festivals bring along. After cleaning every nook and corner of the house, next is the décor. However, you don’t always have to burn a hole in your pocket to change the décor of your house. We have some amazing DIY ideas which are fun to do and easy on the pocket.
- Candle decor
Diwali, Dussehra and Durga Puja are festivals that are symbolic of light defeating the dark and so, define the theme for some candle decor. Give a makeover to those plain white candles by drawing attractive and delicate henna patterns on them. Not only will the candles look traditional but when they burn, they will fill up your house with the subtle fragrance of henna.
- Mason jars
Put some votive candles in a mason jar and hang them in your balcony or the foyer. Attach some strong rope or metallic chains to the lids of these jars to make them sturdy. You can even draw diyas or small floral patterns on the mason jars using glass paint.
- Tea lights
You can use either wax tea lights or battery-operated tea lights for this one. Using unconventional things as décor props are a big trend today. Take things like an egg whisk or old sieves and hang them in your kitchen with a tea light in them. You can stack up old colourful bangles and make a tea light holder that will reflect off colourful lights when lit. You can decorate the tea lights with washi tape to make them look colourful.
- Fruits to the rescue
This DIY idea will not only make your house look pretty but will also make it smell amazing. Take some orange peel in the shape of a bowl and make diyas out of it by putting melted wax and a wick in it. Once you light these diyas, the subtle zesty aroma of orange will fill your house.
- Bangle it up
If you have old glass bangles lying in your bangle box, its time you gave them a new life. Make a bunch of these glass bangles and string them up in a satin ribbon. Tie the two ends of the ribbon together and make a bow at the end. Now hang this circular bangle bunch on a white wall to celebrate your festivals in style.
- Flower décor
Take old paper plates and stick some artificial flowers on them to make a portable rangoli. You can keep shifting this rangoli to any room of your choice during the festive season. These flowers won’t wilt like fresh flowers and your rangoli will keep brightening up your room for longer. You can spray these artificial flowers with some room freshener too.