Diwali Rangoli Trays
DIY Diwali Rangoli Trays
Diwali, or Deepavali, is the festival of lights that is celebrated by Hindus, Jains, and Sikhs. During the four to five days Diwali is celebrated, people honor gods and goddesses such as Ram, Seeta, Krishna and Durga. This festival is in honor of new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil which is why we light diyas (candles). One way to celebrate is by placing the diyas on a tray that is decorated with rangoli or mendhi designs!
We are going to be creating Diwali Rangoli Trays for Diwali that you can use for diyas (candles), snacks, or gifts!
Step 1: Materials
You will first need the following materials
I picked jewel tones when picking the paint colors, but you can pick anything. These paints are found in the paint section of The Home Depot. Instead of purchasing the gallon, you can get samples.
Step 2: Painting
Paint your wooden shapes. Don’t forget to paint the edges!
Step 3: Design
Now for the fun part, the design. You can add various mehndi designs like paisleys, flowers, petals, etc. I created a mandala design using a protractor. First, I used a ruler to find the middle and placed the protractor there. I created various size circles from the inside out. Make sure there is a variation of space in between each circle.
Use your White Posca Markerto trace the circles. Don’t worry if they are not perfect, you can use the designs to cover them.
In between the circles, you can add dots, petals, zig zags, wider petals, and open circles. You can be as creative as you want, have fun with it!
Step 4: Diyas
Add the diya in the middle and you're all done with your Diwali Tray! Happy Diwali!