We revisited an old concept with our Diwali gift wrapping, this week. And, I think it’s a great way to kickstart our Diwali DIY week. Its about using diyas (what symbolises Diwali better?) to decorate your gifts. But, with an element of pop. What exactly does that mean? Read on, to find out.
Time Taken: 10 minutes
Steps for pop up diyas:
- Draw out or trace the parts on each colour of paper and cut them out. There are 5 layers, 4 for the diya and 1 for the wick. Make each layer slightly smaller, than the one preceding it.
- Dab glitter on the edges of the pieces and let them dry.
- Place the pieces over each other as per size and trim the edges to match.
- Paste the layers over the other, using the double sided tape.
These embellishments look the best on a plain flat surface. As the base highlights the different colours. If a plain paper isn’t looking appealing. You can add a sheet of transparent paper over plain paper and paste the diyas on top.
Things to keep in mind:
- The glitter takes a lot of time to dry. So, grab a snack, while it dries.
- Don’t forget to trim the edges. The impact is much nicer, when the edges match.
- Double sided tape is the enemy of scissors. Use a bad pair of scissors, to not ruin your set.
We are going to be posting Diwali related DIYs every day for the next week, leading up to Diwali. In case, you’re curious. So, look for the word “Diwali” or click here for more DIY goodness.
And that’s it! An easy peasy solution to your gift wrapping woes 🙂 Try it out!