It is customary to decorate homes with diyas and candles in Diwali. Due to their present variety, candle decoration has taken a whole new meaning in Diwali. Here is a collection of ideas to place and decorate your home with colorful candles. Surprise your guests and decorate your home to your heart with candles this Diwali.
On a shelf, or behind a furniture, place candles and then cover them
with colored glass. Make sure the dispersed light falls onto a wall.
The effect would be similar to a shimmering rainbow. Take care that
there is no inflammables around the candle, and place the candles on
ceramic plates/bowls to avoid the wax spilling. The effect can be
multiplied if you place some diamond cut glass crystals strategically.
Take an empty cold drink can, and cut out shapes in it. Paint it
with bright colors. Cut open the top lid. Then place candles in it
and hang the cans in dark places. You will have figures dancing in
the nearby walls.
Use pretty candle holders to hold aromatic candles on living rooms,
for that lovely ambience. But make sure that you do not use scented
ones at dinner tables or kitchen, as they will tamper with food
Create centerpieces with candles. Place candles under a bell jar or
in a pretty basket.
If you are lucky to have a garden or terrace garden, decorate them
with different types of candles, but take care that the plants are
not damaged by them. Use thicker candles, otherwise the wind might
put them off.
Mix and match your candles as per your desire. One large for the
living room corner, a cluster for the living room table, floating
ones for the entrance, etc.
Use mirrors judiciously to double your effect.
Always keep an eye on safety, and frequently check them to see they
are not toppled over, and do not fall in the pathway of kids and
A large selection of scented and decorative candles are available in
the market, which you should avail of, instead of making from
However, you can further add your personal touch, by decorating them
There are quite a few ways of decorating your candle and
To paint a candle, decide on a motif, and practice on a piece of
paper, wrapped around a pipe or glass.
Always use the finest of brushes to paint, and transfer the paint
from the brush to the candle very gradually. Allow sufficient time
to dry, and do not touch the paint even after it has dried.
Always use natural flowers, and in contrast colors with the candle.
Place candle in the middle of the miniature flower bed. You can also
float petals in a 'urli' or water bowl, and use floating candles, for
a stunning effect.
Glitters are a fun and simple way to make your candles special. Just
put a thin layer of glue on the candles, and sprinkle glitter. Allow
to dry, your candles are ready.
They should be used only on candle holders, and not the candles
themselves. Tie fancy knots with different colored ribbons for that
This is the simplest way to decorate your candles. Just buy some
miniature stars. figures and signs stickers, and stick them onto