5 Indian Inspired DIY Decorations

These five projects will inspire your creativity and result in amazing accents for your home or party space.

By Soni Satpathy-Singh | Published:Tue, November 08, 2016 4:45am

Indian d cor has become one of the hottest decorating trends this year. The bold colors, touchable textures and shimmery accents of style make it easy to create a unique look for home d cor or holiday decorations.

These five projects will inspire your creativity and result in amazing accents for your home or party space.

1. Henna Art Mason Jars

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Henna-inspired lanterns are the perfect project to repurpose old jars while adding an exotic touch to an otherwise ordinary project. You can use store-bought mason jars or recycle some old ones.

If you are repurposing a jar, simply remove the label using hot, soapy water and adhesive remover if the sticky residue is left behind. Then, use three-dimensional puff paint to create dots, lacing, and other fun designs. Try using gold puff paint on brightly colored mason jars, or you can use a brush to paint on the inside of the jar. Glass paints, in particular, are great for this type of project.

If you need a little help with making a decorative pattern, here s a fun trick: print out a henna design. Next, insert it inside the mason jar. Then, paint the outside of the jar using the inserted henna pattern as a guide for tracing! You can use this trick to creatively trace and paint a variety of stemware, glass vases, and even glass plates basically anything that is see-through.

These decorative mason jars look great with a tea light candle inside as a table setting or as a vase for flowers. You can also use them as a snazzy vessel to hold utensils or cooking spoons. Having an outdoor party? You can also loop the wire around the top and hang several outdoors for a festive decoration that lights up the night.

2. Bangle Candle Holders

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Tealight candles are a decorating must-have that can be dressed up in a flash with only a couple of bangles and glue. Simply stack one bangle on top of another while using tacky or hot glue to hold them down in between until you reach the height of your candle. Let it dry, and you have a beautiful holder that looks like you spent hours putting it together. In addition to being gorgeous table d cor, these holders make great gifts and party favors to give to your guests.

3. Bangle Wreath

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Wreaths are already cropping up with the holidays soon approaching. You can take on this project either as holiday d cor or as funky wall art.

Begin by gathering some stacks of bangles. This is a great way to use up any that you have outgrown or that no longer fit your style.

Then, thread sturdy rope or ribbon through them and tie a knot so they make a circle. Next, take a fancy ribbon and loop it through to make a hanging bow. Consider making sets of smaller ones to hang on the wall or on the end rows at special events. Alternatively, a large one makes a huge impression for entry doors and mantles.

4. Paper Flower Toran

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These wall hangings take wreaths to a whole new level. While fresh flowers are ideal for big events, you can also make a toran that lasts through every season by using paper.

Start by stacking several layers of tissue paper cut into circles, and staple them in the center. Then, cut fringe or petals along the edges, and begin fluffing them up until they look like flowers. Once you have enough flowers, string them vertically from a painted rod. Vary the lengths of your hanging strengths to generate interest, and remember that a fuller toran always makes a big impression!

5. Festive Elephant Garland

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From beads to flowers to pom poms garlands are a huge part of Indian festivities, and you can use garlands to decorate any area of a room that needs some sparkle.

In India, elephants are regarded as a sacred animal that represents strength, mental clarity, and prosperity, and you will see this animal in many parts of Hindu d cor.

Make your own lucky garland by cutting out elephant shapes from patterned scrapbook paper, or you can use maps to create a global look. Use a hole punch and your favorite string to link them all together. Hang several rows of elephants vertically to decorate a wall or create a photo backdrop. Or, you can make smaller elephants to loop along doorways and walls.

The lavish look of Indian d cor is hard to resist, and you can mix up your decorations to create a cozy atmosphere that is full of light and sparkles. Since many of the prettiest Indian decorations are handmade, DIY projects create an authentic look that shows off your creativity. Now that you are inspired, pick a project or all five and get started decorating your space with a global theme that dazzles your friends and family.

Published:Tue, November 08, 2016 4:45am

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