Tag Archives: Diwali

My Rangoli for 2013


This is my rangoli for this year. It is again somewhat contemporary and different. I used chalk to make my outlines and then covered with the colored powders and added small detailing. For the diyas I did not use oil, instead I use battery operated tea lights.

Happy Diwali Everyone!







My Rangoli for 2012


This year I have made a simple contemporary rangoli design of my own for Diwali. For those who are not familiar with making a rangoli, many things can be used for the design. Great things to use are chalk, colored sugar or colored powders, flower petals from roses or marigolds etc.

I drew my pattern with chalk and then used rangoli colors to fill in by hand. I used battery operated tea lights to avoid the danger and mess of oil and fire.

Happy Diwali to everyone and their families.





Easy and beautiful Diwali diya decoration


We are having a Diwali Celebration at my daughter’s school and I decided to make a large diya with lights as a decoration.

I used a huge piece of cardboard (free from Costco) and drew the diya design, then I poked holes with a sharp pencil for each of the lights on a strand of lights to show through. I taped the lights on the back and colored in the diya with markers.

It came out cute and I will be displaying at the school and at home in the window for years to come.

Happy Diwali All!




Diwali gifts for teachers


Diwali is quickly approaching and while I wished I had the time to come up with a more elaborate or homemade gift for teachers at my daughter’s school, I have just put together something simple that can be enjoyed as a little taste of India for her teachers.

I have purchased for each teacher a lovely decorated diya in the shape of a flower, a battery operated tea light (why fumble with oil and wicks and the danger of fire if we don’t have to and especially when children are around?) also two packages of snacks, one biscuits (parle hide and seek) and Maska Chaska 50/50 crackers and lastly a fragrant soap (Mysore sandal soap.)

I thought this little grouping would be something that could be enjoyed. Hopefully they will like them.

I will try to wrap decoratively or use a small gift bag for each set.

Happy Diwali Everyone!