November 7, 2012

Paper Lanterns

"DIWALI"-the festival of lights; is one of the most important festivals of the year and is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities together in their homes. Diwali commemorates the return of Lord Rama, along with Sita and Lakshmana, from his 14-year-long exile and vanquishing the demon-king Ravana. In joyous celebration of the return of their king, the people of Ayodhya, the Capital of Rama, illuminated the kingdom with earthen diyas and by bursting firecrackers.

          I would be celebrating my favourite festival of lights with my family and friends in a few days to come. We would decorate our houses with a variety of lanterns, earthern diyas, rangolis. These lanterns are symbol of light. Diwali itself means Light. 
        Here are the pictorial instructions of the traditional Diwali lanterns, I made:


1) Material required

2) Basic structure made out of chart paper

3) Small squares cut out of Kite Paper

4) Stick the squares diagonally with very little glue

5) Stick these shapes to the basic structure

6) Cover the whole structure..

7) Cut tiny squares of golden paper and decorate the centre of each shape along with a strip to cover the top and the bottom.

8) Stick long strips from the inside of the structure at the bottom

We just need to add the string/ ribbon at the top to hang them.

 We can also use these to decorate (not just on the eve of the festival) little corners in the house with different kinds of papers and colours available.

November 5, 2012

3d Quilling

I made this doll in just 1.5 hours for my sister two days back. She was extremely happy to have her.

Side View

Front view

Nice hairdo!!!