Its Festive time, come October and the celebration season starts! For us one more reason to be creative  :)

So today I am here with a very very  interesting yet basic decoration that can be used for Diwali, well anywhere  and anytime but let’s use Diwali as a reason to make them :)

This beautiful flower takes about 15 -20 minutes to make. You can have them in different colours and different sizes as well.

Things you may need:

  • Tissue paper
  • Scissor
  • Rubber band
  • Fairy lights

So we start with a pile (about 6-8 sheets) of tissue paper, put on top of each other.

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Image and DIY Project courtesy: Megha Mehta

 The next step is to fold the tissue paper.

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Once that is ready, tie it with a rubber band in the center. It’s a good idea to make sure the rubber band in the middle or the flower tends to grow more on one side :). After that cut out the edges. It does two things. 1) It gives a clear end. 2) It makes a difference to the overall outcome of the shape. In this image I have given it a triangular cut but you could also give circular or experiment with any other shape.

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Fan out the flower. Once you do this you may feel that it is not covering the entire circumference. In that case fold one more pile of the tissue paper and add it on top of the pile you folded earlier. Spread it out and now you should have a full circle.

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Now start with the top most tissue paper, separate it and lift it up vertically. Once done, move to the next layer; keep doing the same thing layer after layer and you will see a beautiful flower emerge in front of your eyes. Feel free to adjust parts of it as you would like

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 In this creation I used red tissue paper, but you can also choose to have multiple colours. You could also create a beautiful shade where the lowest is red in colour and as you travel inwards it moves to orange and red. You can use any colour combination of your liking and of course experiment with the sizes.

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 Voila! Your flower is ready!!

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The next part is equally simple. Pick any battery operated fairy light. Roll it up together and put it in the center of the flower and there you are, your Diwali decoration is ready!

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It’s simple and hence it is something that can be done even by /with kids. It can be done together; it could make a great gift and could add that extra zing to your Diwali decorations at home!

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Image and DIY Project courtesy: Megha Mehta

Happy Making, Happy Diwali!