Diwali is one of the most important festivals of India. Needless to say that the efforts that go into making the festival a grand one start from at least a month early. Right from de-cluttering your home to shopping for the festivities, it is a season of happiness and lots of joy! There are so many things that one can do this Diwali, a search on the Internet gives you more than enough ideas to last a lifetime of festivities. This blog post is a compilation of Diwali ideas that you can use for your home this festive season.
Diwali ideas to spruce your home this festive season
Clean your home
Diwali is the only festival where the cleaning of the home starts days before the festival. Cupboards are cleaned, the floors scrubbed till they shine, the old things are discarded to make way for the new ones. If you are the kind who tries to wriggle your way out of the cleaning, then try these simple tips listed in these posts to start with the Diwali cleaning. It will honestly make cleaning stress-free. I vouch for that!
- Read my post on how to declutter your home room by room to start with the cleaning of your home.
- Prerna from TheMomWrites has also written a post on 20 green, easy and frugal tips for the busy homemaker that you must read if you are running short on time! This post is applicable not just for Diwali but for anytime you want to indulge in some cleaning!
- Swapna from TheMomViews has an excellent post on how to get your kitchen organized for Diwali.
Simple DIY Diwali ideas
I thrive on DIY ideas, so when I come across posts that interest me I book mark them. If you love arts and crafts and are a creative person, you must try out some of the awesome DIY ideas to decorate your house this festive season. Not only are you saving money, but you are also reusing things lying around to make it a piece of art.
- Read this awesome post on 10 Simple and Recycling Ideas for DIY Diwali Decor by Swapna. These simple decorations are easily doable at your home and they are an inexpensive yet an elegant way of making your home look beautiful.
- Do you have a kid at home? This simple SHOW and TELL DIY is a wonderful concept by Poornima, the blogger behind A spoonful of Ideas. Read this easy to understand Diwali festival post here.
- This one is certainly for those of you who love crafts. This beautiful Ganesha Kandeel will add a traditional touch to your home and it also looks beautiful. The super talented Priti, a whiz at making beautiful crafts from Kwikdeko wrote this post. Learn how to make your own kandeel. Or if you are looking for a traditional makeover for your home for this festive season, don’t miss this simple DIY technique of using sarees as a decor for your home.
Food is an integral part of the festivities! I am a foodie and I love to cook an elaborate meal on the festive days to carry forward the traditions. I also choose for meals that are simple to make. Opt for making sweets at home and choose to make something that is less time consuming yet tasty!
- Sangeeta Khanna has an awesome recipes on a super easy to make apple kalakand. It gets ready in 20 minutes! Interested? Try the recipe here.
- What’s a festival without besan ke ladoo. My mom would make these at home and they were delicious. This year I am attempting to make these at home too. This is from a food blog I have recently discovered and I must say that it is one of the least complicated recipes I have seen. View the recipe here.
- Need to add some spice? Make your own farsan this Diwali. This recipe for Kara Sev looks interesting and I am wondering if I should give it a try! It looks a tad complicated to me.
Make your own gifts
- I am in love with these DIY cards that Shruti from Artsy Craftsy mom has worked on. If you have a kid who loves crafts ensure that you can try these options with them. Let them unleash their creativity! Read her post on 15+Card Making Ideas
- For those of you who follow my blog know my love for DIY products that are lighter on the pocket. You can try making some simple scrubs and lotion bars that will be perfect gift for glowing and healthy skin. You can view the list of DIY recipes here.
- You can also buy earthen diyas and hand paint in vibrant colours and gift it with palm wax candles that are known to be natural. Diya’s are reusable and they will last a long time.
When you set out the trash that you have just cleared from your home, you are likely to get awesome ideas. Using empty bottles to adorn plants, jars can be used to add a cluster of colourful lights, or painting them to make your own tea light candle holders. Just a search on the internet is likely to give you loads of ideas to keep you occupied this Diwali!
Have a brilliant, safe and an eco-friendly Diwali.
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