Looking for Diwali ideas for home? I know, Diwali is less than a week away and needless to say that the efforts that go into making the festival a grand one start from at least a month early. In this case, we are left with barely a week! 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. Look for Diwali ideas for home and Internet will give 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.
12 posts for best Diwali ideas for home
It takes time to zero in to the best Diwali ideas for home. Luckily, for me I am surrounded by some of the best mom bloggers and food bloggers who are super creative and have written some really fabulous posts for the festive season. This post is a compilation of the best Diwali ideas!
Arts, Crafts & Books
- Looking for some easy crafts that you can make these Diwali holidays with the children? Look up the fabulous blog by a super talented mom who loves arts and crafts. Shruti from Artsy Craftsy Mom shares her craft ideas in this post. Look up some easy DIY craft that you’ll love to create with your children. Click to view how to make paper lanterns here. Or you could make a beautiful lotus tea light holder for your home.
- Do you have a kid at home who wants to know more about Diwali? Pick up this book; “Story of Diwali”. The book is a fun, non-preachy, simple-to-read rhyming storybook which talks about how five days of Diwali are celebrated. The rhyming text and colorful illustrations appeal to toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners. The 24-paged book also has some fun facts about Diwali and a special sloka in Sanskrit (along with its translation) at the end of the story. CLICK TO BUY THE BOOK HERE.
- Look up these really fun to do crafts that your children can make with a bit of guidance too. Its got some fancy tutorials to make dough diyas, popcorn rangoli (that one caught my eye!), string lights, diya painting and more. Read more on this in a post by the Latte Mom.
Food is an integral part of the festivities! And no festival is complete without an array of dishes that you must try. Wile cooking elaborate meals may not be possible because of the hectic schedules we have, healthy food is always an option that we can choose! Opt for making sweets at home and choose to make something that is less time consuming, yet tasty!
- One of my very favourite food bloggers, Sangeeta Khanna has an array of recipes that you can try. Her recipes are non-fussy and superbly easy to make. This Diwali, try this 20 minute Apple Kalankand recipe that can be made in a microwave too. Interested? Try the recipe here.
- Don’t miss the super easy Biscotti recipe on my blog that is shared by the awesome baker Gauri Kekre. Simple to make, these also make a fabulous Diwali gift! Makes a fab out-of-the-box idea if you are looking for something different to give this festive season.
- What’s a fesival without a besan ka ladoo? I am sharing the link to the most favorite, maa ke haath ka types besan ke ladoo that is an integral part of every festival we have. And with Diwali being extra special, we need this on the menu! Look up the post to make fabulous besan ke ladoo here by another favourite food blogger Rekha Kakkar, who’s recipes are simply divine.
- Also look up this post on my blog by Jyothi Pappu, the founder of Nutreat Kids. She shares two simple recipes that can be made this festive season using her products from Nutreat Kids. An additional fact is that they are all healthy recipes! What else can you ask for?
Make your own gifts
- Have you heard of twine lights? These make wonderful decoration pieces and are not very difficult to make. Look up this simple instruction on YouTube. And there is another version here which is slightly complicated, but worth a shot. You can make a variety of these lamps and gift them to your friends and family.
- 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. Make these awesome healing gifts, wrap them in paper or store in glass jars, tie a ribbon and they are ready for gifting.
- Gift a bit of green. Have you heard of seed bombs? Look up this post to know more about how to make seed bombs. Looking for a variation? Mix 2-3 different types of seeds and plant in a mini pot and gift it to your friends and family. You’ll love going green this festive season!
Wrapping it up!
- What’s gifting without wrapping? Look up this awesome post that talks about a creative way of gift wrapping all that you make! Aarthi from PurpleBee share this craft in her post that talks about how to make your own gift wrapping paper using leaf prints. Look it up here.
- Yet another option is an old blog post on my blog that talks about creative gift wrapping ideas. Look up the options here, these options do not contribute to a landfill and if you are looking at eco-friendly tips, you won’t be disappointed.
Get ready to enjoy these festivities. Cleared trash out of the house? Look up some of the trash that can be re-used. 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. There is a world of ideas for you this Diwali. Have a brilliant, safe and an eco-friendly Diwali.
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