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Lohri Crafts

The bright Lohri festival celebrates the annual harvest and the success borne from the toil of the farmers of the North Indian states. Put your own effort into making something wonderful for your loved ones using our wonderful craft ideas well-suited to Lohri. If you enjoy making these Lohri Crafts, click here and share them with your friends. Have a fun-filled Lohri celebration!


Make cool Lohri crafts using these easy stepwise directions and gift them to your buddies and close ones during the festive time.

Flower Garland

Materials needed

  • Elastic thread - 1 spool.
  • Colourful crepe paper.
  • Coloured plastic drinking straws - 6-7.
  • Darning or plastic needle.
  • A pair of scissors.

Instructions

  • Draw the outline of a small flower on the crepe paper.
  • Cut out the flower shape using scissors.
  • Using the flower shape as a template, cut similar flowers out of the crepe paper.
  • Snip each straw into small parts.
  • Cut a piece of elastic thread as long as you need for your necklace, plus a bit extra for tying.
  • Pass the thread through the eye of the needle. Attach a piece of sticky tape to the thread end to hold in position.
  • Pass flowers and straw pieces alternately through the thread until the length is almost covered.
  • Remove the sticky tape from the end. Secure the two ends by tying them into a knot.

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Homemade Greeting Card

Materials needed

  • Yellow cardstock.
  • Black card.
  • Orange cardstock.
  • A pair of scissors.

Instructions

  • Draw the outline of a flame on the yellow cardstock. Cut it out using scissors.
  • Paste this on the middle of the black card with stick glue.
  • Cut the letters H, A, P, P, Y, L, O, H, R, I out of the orange cardstock and paste over the flame.
  • Write a personal message on the inside of the card. You have a greeting card ready to be sent.

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Gift Pouch

Materials needed

  • Cardboard sheet
  • A pair of scissors
  • Jute cloth/gunny bag
  • Super glue
  • Pieces of broken glass
  • Small artificial flowers, beads
  • Jute strings

Instructions

  • Cut a rectangular piece (size must be bigger than your gift) out of the cardboard sheet.
  • Fold it to form a cylinder. Cut out a cylindrical piece from an inch below the larger cylinder. This will be required to fix at the bottom of the pouch.
  • Cut out of the jute cloth a piece of appropriate length to be wrapped around the cardboard cylinder 2-3 times. Allow some cloth to be left both at the top and at the bottom to cover the cardboard piece entirely.
  • Stitch (or stick with super glue) the lose edge of the cloth over the cardboard cylinder. Next, attach an appropriate length of jute string on the upper and lower edge of the cardboard cylinder and also on the mouth of the pouch.
  • Using one of the pointed end of the scissors, make holes on both sides the upper portion of the pouch (above the cardboard ). Pass the jute string through the holes on both sides of the mouth of the pouch. Tighten it.
  • Attach the glass bits on the body of the pouch with glue to decorate it.
  • Attach the artificial flowers and beads on the end of the strings.
  • Now drop a gift item into your pouch, tie the strings into a beautiful knot and hand it over to the one you want to present it with.

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