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Thursday, 23 October 2014

Happy Diwali 2014


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Happy Diwali to all our readers! Diwali is an Indian festival of lights. It's celebrated in different parts of India for different reasons on the same day. But nonetheless everyone lights up Diyas and lights are turned on everywhere, fireworks go off, sweets are eaten, and gifts are exchanged. In general it's a festive, party, lively feeling in the air. Lots of light, gold and shimmer everywhere.


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As I said before I really look forward to October. Diwali, Thanksgiving and Halloween all in one month! And I'm one for the holidays. Therefore for all three of these festivities I go all out.  So this Diwali I bought plain diyas and decided to paint them myself. Diyas are lit as part of the festival of lights - diwali - again for different reasons depending on what part of India you are from. They are placed all over the house inside and outside. Super talented Interior Designer Jespreet (who also happens to be my cousin) helped me design and paint the diyas as well as styled this shoot! 

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The Plain Diyas

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We painted them with acrylic paint 

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pink inside, black outside, and white polka dots on the rim

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blue and red diya


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The gold diyas were spray painted with gold metallic spray paint

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Time to light the diyas


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*last 3 images are by Jespreet 

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  1. this is such a pretty and great DIY! thanks for sharing!

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  2. Oh wow! Those are beautiful! I'd even love to store my rings in them. Thanks for sharing!

    xx Hailey
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  3. OMG
    So adorable DIY!!!
    Happy Happy Diwali
    Maggie D.
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  4. The results look so pretty!! So happy Diwali ;-)
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  5. These are beautiful! I love all the colors. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Ahh I will definitely try making these, beautiful! And I just finished the crazy rich asians book. All so true! :) Love your blog, will definitely follow! Xx Vivien (www.august-reign.com)

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  7. This is an awesome idea! I love learning about other cultures costumes and festivities and this one in particular is super cute. I love candles and light so these little diyas I can use also as candle holders. Love the different colors and designs you created. Thanks for sharing this lovely post. I will follow you on IG. You can follow me if you want:-) Look forward to reading more of your posts:-) Sincerely, Jeannette

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  8. the diyas look so wonderful, Its very unique designing too.
    Hope u had a fab Diwali !
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  9. This looks so cute!

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  10. These are so pretty! I like the gold embellishment and all the bright colors. Thanks for sharing this project :)

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  11. Nice dear, Love these ceramic pieces!
    I have a new look on my blog; come visit!
    Kisses from Miami,
    Borka
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  12. Great post!! It inspired me to do something crafty these days.
    Really enjoying browsing your blog.

    I've just started own, and I hope it will become at least half as amazing as yours.

    xoxo
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