Here’s wishing you all a very Happy Diwali from all of us at NSPA!!
For this week’s DIY of the project, we’re going to be hand-painting our diyas to jazz and glam them up, right in time for tonight’s festivities. So, without further ado, let’s get started.
What you need:
1. Diyas (plain ones are fine, but get self design ones if you want to go the extra mile)
2. Paintbrushes (1 thick one for painting the base, 1 thin one for designing)
3. Paints (pearl color shades will really pop as they have a metallic shine to them)
4. Gem stickers (optional)
What to do:
Once you’ve bought the diyas, put them in a clean bucket and soak for a minimum of 20 minutes. This will help dislodge any dirt or loose clay, ensuring a smooth paint job.
Lay them out over an old newspaper to dry. You’ll get quick results by putting them in direct sunlight, but if that’s not an option, put them under the fan at full speed. If you’re really short on time, you can always use a hairdryer.
Pick a color for the base, and paint the entire bottom section of the diya, leaving it upside down to dry. Repeat for all diyas.
Now paint the front portions of the diya. If there is no design, you can paint them in plain colors, with maybe a contrasting color for the rims, or even create your own designs, like in the picture below.
This step is optional, but if you want to add some extra pizzazz to your diya, you can use colored gem stickers and stick them in a few spots coordinating with the design of the diya. This will give a bit of additional sparkle to your final design.
Happy Diwali everyone!!