Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Ganpati with great fervor and joy. Ganesh Chaturthi 2017 will be celebrated on August 25, 2017, in India. The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi and is marked with the installation of Ganesha clay idols in several homes. There are several easy decoration ideas to prepare for the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations. From ordering and setting up beautiful makhars to making easy and visually stunning flower assemblies and other DIY projects, people take a lot of efforts to make Ganpati’s stay in their house as pleasant and aesthetic as possible. Ganesh Chaturthi 2017: Date, Muhurat, Puja Vidhi, Fasting & Auspicious Timings of Ganpati Festival.
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While there are extravagant pandals that house Lord Ganesha idols in different styles and designs. The Ganpati decoration ideas range from the simple and easy DIYs which are eco-friendly and give a unique look to the whole settings to the traditional decorations using LED string lights and flowers. Florists come up with beautiful flower assemblies especially for Vinayaka Chaturthi, and some innovative artists also enjoy making anything from the classic mount Kailasa with plaster of Paris to beautiful backgrounds with quilling and origami designs. Also Read - Anant Chaturdashi 2020: Puja Timing, Muhurat, Vidhi For Ganpati Visarjan
In the recent times, people have shifted from the thermocol designs to settle for something more environmentally friendly like paper and wood based designs. Some people have also chosen to opt for innovative Ganpati idols that can be immersed at home and will not pollute the ponds, lakes and other water bodies. Ganpati Idols made completely with chocolate or mud based idols are now preferred as people try to live an eco-friendly life and celebrate a green Ganpati. Whether it is a green Ganpati or some simple and basic Ganpati decorations, the options are endless. Here are a few Ganesh Chaturthi Decoration Ideas to prepare in time for Ganeshotsav. Also Read - Historic Moment! Ireland Gets Its First-Ever Hindu Temple in Dublin After a Wait of 20 Years
1. The Origami Artist’s Ganesh Chaturthi
Origami arts have a certain charm that ties the whole look together. While there are various intricate designs in Origami and paper crafts that need a lot of precision and experience, it is extremely easy to make a few simple designs like the Origami Swan, Umbrella, butterflies etc. Make a bunch of these origami designs and stick them to a plain wall or decorative cloth to get a custom made Ganpati decoration. You can also go for a specific colour design that will bring the whole look together.
2. Easy to make flower Ganpati Decorations
If buying the customised flower decorations for Ganpati seems unreasonable there is an easier way of making your own flower assemble by simply arranging different coloured flower torans as well as decorative torans to fall down a wall. This effect gives the wall a lot more definition and placing the Ganpati idol in front of such decorations with some string lights attached will bring the whole look together.
3. Green Ganesh Chaturthi Decorations
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While eco-friendly Ganpati decorations are a thing, some environmentalists enjoy taking this a notch higher and decorate their house with live plants and their leaves for Ganpati. There are several beautiful Ganesh idols made from leaves, bamboos and special mud Ganpati idols that can be immersed in a bucket of water and used to water plants as well. Using live plants to decorate for Ganesh Chaturthi.
4. Paper quilling Ganpati decorations
Paper quilling art is a craft that is easy to make and can be completely mesmerising. This craft can be used to either make small Ganpati as well as some decorative designs for the wall. The quilling flowers are a less expensive and easily manageable alternative to the designer flower bouquets and assemblies that are often bought to compliment the Ganpati idol. Much like the Origami art, these quilling art ideas can also be twisted according to personal preferences, and if you feel like thinking out of the box is not your things, following videos and books as is will give equally stunning results.
5. The classic makhars & lights
For those who cannot make these easy and pretty decorations, there is always a ready made option that works wonders. Makhars made with flowers, or thermocol are easy to install and give the perfect backdrop for your Ganesh idol. Accessorising this makhar with some colourful fairy lights and focus lights will give you spectacular effects and make your Ganpati idol stand out.
These decorative ideas can all be done last minute, and even the DIY ideas will not take more than an hour. While we have other options like making paper mesh and plaster of Paris mountains and other decorative with a 3d effect, they are bound to take much longer. We hope that these Ganesh Chaturthi decoration ideas will come in handy and help you to prepare for the grand celebrations of Ganeshotsav 2017.