(Updated in October ’22 with the latest designs)
This post is a compilation of over 15 colouring ideas to decorate your earthen / clay/ terracotta diyas this Diwali in festive colours, some offbeat ones and some usual, bright ones. If you don’t have the time, you can click the link to buy.
Last year, I asked my son to paint a terracotta urn. I let the glazing colors and his imagination flow uninhibited. True to my expectations, it was a riot of colors. We filled the urn as a centerpiece for diyas at the entrance, filled with water and floated some candles and flowers. It was amazing and every time someone commented it was beautiful, he beamed with joy.
Then this summer, got him a dozen diyas and asked him to paint and decorate. The painted diyas will get lit up this Diwali. I’m sure you’ve tried it. If not, get your kids into action this Diwali holidays.
What colors are used for diya painting?
You can use acrylic colors from Fevicryl or any other brand to paint. Let the diyas be dipped in water overnight before you paint them. Wipe them dry and then paint them.
What things do you need to decorate a diya?
You can decorate diyas with
- acryclic colors
- stones from craft shops
- pearls from craft shops
- use fabric glue to stick stones
How long should diyas be soaked in water before they can be painted or filled with oil?
It is best to leave them filled in a bucket of water for 24 hours
Why do you soak diyas in water before painting or lighting?
So that they absorb less oil
Can clay diyas be reused?
Yes, once used, clean them with soap and store them away to be used next year. However as per tradition, it is believed to be auspicious to buy a few new ones every year for Diwali.
Here are a few ideas and colour combinations:
1. Terracotta painted diya in green, red and blue. You can buy the same here.
2. Hand painted diya in several colors. You can buy this from here.
6. Ceramic hand painted diya. You can buy them here.
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15 Fresh Diya Colouring Ideas to Dazzle this Diwali
(Updated in October ’22 with the latest designs) This post is a compilation of over 15 colouring ideas to decorate your earthen / clay/ terracotta diyas this Diwali in festive colours, some offbeat ones and some usual, bright ones. If you don’t have the time, you can click the link to buy. Last year, I
9. Hand decorated and painted diyas.