Diwali is one of my favorite festivals.I love to dress up my house .Normally I start preparing and collecting things much before the festival.This year we shall be celebrating Diwali in New York with some cousins. But what happens to my rangoli? I decided to do a rangoli which can be prefabricated . I have packed this rangoli and shall use it there.
This Rangoli has been made on a MDF. MDF is medium density board which is easily available in the market.I roughly decided on a design and got my pieces cut.I choose to make a center piece, some small circles , some big circles , paisleys and some leaves.I got these cut on a lazer machine to get neat cuts.I used white acrylic paint for the first coat .The second coat was with pearl white acyrilic color.This gave it a sheen.
Once these pieces dried I used pearls, blings and sparkle to decorate these pieces.I used fabric glue to stick these.
I just did a some quick set ups with the same pieces.One can do so much more with them.Once the festival is over, just pack and reuse them as and when required.
I have made floating rangolis too on the same pattern.For these I have used an OHP sheet.This is easily available at any stationery shop.The procedure to make these floating rangolis is here.
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while working on these pieces
The pieces being cut on the lazer machine
circle , leaf pattern
paisley with gold beads
paisley with white blings
with square format center..rest of the pieces are same
Floating Rangoli pattern
These just need to be placed in a wide pot full of water.You could add some floating candles to enliven it.
Once again wishing all my friends a very Happy Diwali !!