100+ Diwali Ideas – Cards, Crafts, Decor, DIY and Food
Deepawali or Diwali is certainly the biggest and the brightest of all Hindu festivals. It’s the festival of lights (deep = light and avali = a row i.e., a row of lights) that’s marked by four days of celebrations.
We love Diwali at home and its the time of the year when the whole family is in one place, celebrating and enjoying.
It’s also the time for activities that we do as a family. Be it decorating, cooking, shopping, or crafting. If you are a mom who is wondering how to keep kids occupied while doing some activities that bond you together as a family, then look no further. Here are
100+ Diwali Ideas – Cards, Crafts, Decor, DIY and Party Food
Diwali Card Making Ideas for kidsDiwali is almost here and if you can’t be with loved ones, why not make a pretty Diwali card and mail someone? To make things are easier for you, I have a few creative Diwali card ideas for kids. Handmade cards are after all everyone’s favorite and add a personalized touch that no ready-made card can convey.
Download our Free Diwali Printable Pack
Get into the mood by sending out handmade Diwali cards to family & friends. Check out our post –
Check out our post – 15+ Diwali card making ideas
Spread the festive spirit among your friends, family, acquaintances, colleagues and loved ones with these easy DIY cards. Here are a few from that list & more..
Rangoli Inspired Diwali Cards to Make at Home
Diya Inspired Kidmade Diwali Cards
DIY Diwali Card with Glitter Paper
Diwali Card made with Handmade Paper Scraps
Diwali card made by stitching satin ribbon
.. String in some satin ribbons
Diwali Cracker cards – Easy cards to make with paper & twine.
DIY Diwali popup card//laxmi ji popup card
Diwali Popup Card/ Cascade Card for Diwali
Make a Diya Popup Card
Diwali Pataka cards using Glitter tapes & Glitter colors
Diwali Diya Card using small mirrors
Firecracker Themed Diwali Greeting Card for Kids
Make a Quilled Diwali Card
Try some stitched Diwali Candle Cards
Check out the Diwali Card Making Kit by the Jaipur Craft Company
DIY Diwali Toran Ideas
Torans or wall hangings are used to decorate the top of doors, thus indicating that the Goddess is welcome. However, even without the religious aspects, a toran can definitely brighten up any space.
Torans can be made from various objects- flowers, beads, or even from a thread. Try to incorporate the colors red, yellow, and orange to make it look more inviting. Torans are the excellent finishing touch to any Diwali decoration.
DIY Kalash Door Toran for Diwali | Sonali’s Creations
DIY Diwali Diya Decoration via Craftastic
Diwali special door hanging toran |Diwali bandhanwar
Handmade Diwali door hanging / Easy paper bandarwal / DIY Diwali Toran
Easy Paper Rose Toran
Make a paper Rose & mango leaf Toran
Toran made using Wool & Paper Cup
Paper marigold & mango Leaf Door hangings
Make a Pattern paper Toran Craft
DIY Diwali Decorations for your home, office & classroom
The warmth from diyas, the twinkling of fairy lights, and then the colorful rangolis. There might be many ways to celebrate Diwali, but decorating our homes, offices or classrooms must be the priority. That’s why you need to read our go-to-list for Diwali decoration ideas.
15 Easy DIY Diwali Home Decor Ideas to Try
Crafts provide the perfect opportunity to sit and make stuff as a family.
Make a Hanging paper Lantern – Free template
Make a Diwali Kandil Wreath for your door
We made a foam Diwali kandil for our main door https://artsycraftsymom.com/the-kandil-at-the-door/
Little Paper DIY ornament
so pretty via redtedart
Noise Free Foam Diwali Crackers for the walls
Go noise free with these cute foam Diwali crackers adorning your walls or stick them on a card
Make Diwali Paper Lanterns using Glitter Paper
Make your own Thermocol Diwali Aarthi plate
A Diwali Diya wall hanging made from a paper plate from the kiddyhouse
Diwali Diya Mobile from the activity village
Paper Diwali diyas make an awesome garland!
and can be used as a Diwali Diya wreath too.
Turn a Paper Cup into Diwali Toran Craft – Kids Craft Art Platter
Make Accordion Fold Paper Diyas for your walls
Make Accordion Fold Paper Diyas for your Table settings
Make Diwali paper Marigold Garlands
DIY Paper Diya.
I love Angela’s DIY ideas and this one is her latest offering. DIY paper diyas. Check out her post here –
Beautiful Diwali Lighting Ideas
No Diwali decoration is complete without Lighting. While string or strip lights are one way to do that, I have some interesting ways in which you go light it differently this Diwali.
Paper lampshades are a novel way of decorating the house on Diwali. They can be easily made at home in amazing patterns and colors. Besides, you can make them in different sizes giving you the option of decorating the house in any way you desire. Place them on a Table, Hang them in a corner or string them up as a garland.
10 DIY Paper Lanterns for Diwali
Make Popsicle Stick Paper Lanterns
Diwali-inspired Candle Decor
Looking for more captivating decorations for Diwali? Then you definitely need to check the above image out. See how the candle arrangements make the decoration one of the best examples of Diwali-inspired marvelous decor. The combination of a white and red candle made the layer look like a sparkling decked decor.
Read more at https://easyday.snydle.com/diwali-decorations.html | Easyday
Add some Moroccan lights to your table decor
DIY Paper Cube String Lights via Wit And Whistle
Cup lights perfect for your foyer
Make Felt Diwali votive hangers
Katie Steuernagle from Matsutake, was apparently huddled in her kitchen staring at some empty spaghetti jars when a brilliant thought came to mind. With a bit of gold dimensional paint and glass paint, her house was soon filled with a Moroccan summer. Amazing!
Form a star wreath with string lights or even shape them like diyas
Hanging paper lanterns
How gorgeous do these paper lanterns look? Another crafting genius idea by Angela
Diwali Fireworks Crafts
Check out 15 Sparkling Firework Crafts that are fun, flame-free, kid-friendly ideas perfect for Diwali & more!
Diwali Books & Activities for Kids
Tot Labs Diwali Sparkle Digital Bundle for children!
If You are in India, You should not miss this darling book by my friend & fellow Blogger Amrutha from mummadiaries.com
“All about Diwali” during a pandemic – this fun storybook gives simple facts about Diwali especially emphasizing the current pandemic (and how it should not deter our festive spirits). This eBook comes in two variants – a PDF version as well as a FlipBook version that can be viewed on all devices!
Children will have LOTS of FUN flipping the ebook pages & reading the lines! The storybook talks about the current pandemic along with the 5 days of Diwali. At the end of the storybook, the children get 5 fun tasks to do – one for each day of Diwali. Perfect for ages 2-10 years.
It also comes along with a
- Diwali Activity Bundle – This is a 50-page bundle full of fun facts & activities themed around Diwali. The bundle has two sections – a printable section as well as a non-printable, so one can enjoy the activities with or without a printer! The bundle has lots of coloring pages, activity prompts, math & sorting activities to name a few.
- Mindfulness ToolKit for little Children – This beautiful resource has prayers, shlokas, yoga poses & mindfulness prompts. There are in total 15 rituals – each of them is simple, non-preachy & fun! Again comes in printable or non-printable version.
AMMA TELL ME ABOUT DIWALI by BHAKTI MATHUR
Reading Age – 6-8 Years
This book is part of the Amma, Tell me series, that includes many major Indian festivals and mythology. The Diwali version has rhyming prose and covers pretty much all aspects of Diwali – the story of Ram, the story of Lakshmi as well as how it is celebrated. This is great for little kids celebrating their first Diwali and for kids who are unfamiliar with the festival.
Buy it here –
Diwali Rangoli Ideas
There is no Diwali without at least one rangoli design gracing the doorsteps. An integral part of Diwali, rangolis are widely considered to be auspicious. They might look complex, but you don’t need an artistic streak to make beautiful rangolis.
No festival is complete without a Rangoli! For an eco-friendly Diwali decoration, it is a good idea to use organic rangoli colors. The organic colors are widely available online and offline stores. Alternatively, you can use flower petals or leaves to make your Diwali.
You can also prepare Diwali colors by using some kitchen staples like white rice, turmeric, fennel, kumkum, and others for different colors. Here is a small tip to get your rangoli on point- Use rangoli stencils. These are readily available in various designs and sizes.
Try this simple Sanskaar Rangoli
Lentil Rangoli for your tabletop
Make a Play-doh Rangoli
Easy Kolam Design With 9 X 5 Dots|| Diwali Special.
Make Your Own Printed Glitter Decorative Rangoli
or try a Rangoli with colored Rice
Make a Flower Rangoli floating on water.
Use Glitter Instead of Rangoli Powder to fill your design
Diwali Diya Decoration Ideas
What is even the festival of lights without the quintessential diyas? Earthern, hand-painted, or a one having 8 wicks- we love them all. Honestly, you could remove every aspect of Diwali and celebrate it with only the diyas itself.
The bonus of having diyas is that it costs next to nothing, and is notably environment friendly. Thus, if you like to make sustainable choices, diyas are the ideal Diwali decoration item for you.
Create your own flameless Play-Doh Diya for Diwali
Cut Paper to make this gorgeous Lotus themed Tealight Holder
Glitter Votives DIY
Add gold paint and glitter to add zing to your votives
Candles are perfect to decorate the home or office. They can be used to decorate pretty much every nook, dark corners, and staircases. It’s unbelievable the selection of candles you can get today.
Also, can we not forget that many of them smell so incredibly good? There is also an option for people who like to avoid the waxy mess that many candles bring- electric candles. Electric candles are readily available and extremely convenient to set up.
Bored with your tea lights, Jazz them up
Make your very own Salt dough Glitter Diya holder
DIY tealight holder using pistachio shells. How clever is that?
Make your Diwali different, glitzy and beautiful with these bangle tea light holders via redtedart.
Origami Diwali Box – Diya Holder
Funky Polymer Clay Candle Holder
DIY Diwali Gift & Gift wrapping Ideas
Diwali Photo Frame kit
from The Jaipur Craft Company is the perfect gift for your kid to make
Everyone loves to get gifts. Add a little love decorating the gift boxes too.
Diwali party favors shaped like crackers
Diwali decoration// Gift box for Diwali
Decorate a box with lentils & your child’s artwork.
Decorate a gift box using glitter like this craft by NovelIdeas
Upcycle a TinBox with some new paint & sequin stickers to make and gift
Use coir boxes & real flowers to gift wrap
DIY Diwali Gift Boxes – via Bakerross.co.uk
A lamp with a flame is a traditional symbol for Diwali, the Festival of Light. These sparkling boxes can be used as decorations or containers for small gifts.
Use Gold & Silver Washi Tape or Ribbons to wrap
Diwali Party Food Ideas
Throw a modern-day Diwali party with these yummy snacks
10 Cute and Easy Edible Crafts for Diwali
Make a Choco Idli Diya for Diwali Party
4 Quick Diwali Sweet Recipes
No Indian festival is complete without sweets. Try some modern desserts this year and WOW your guests.
31 Delectable Indian Fusion Desserts for the festive season!
Cocktail idli kebabs with chutney shots
This Cocktail Idli Kebabs recipe is an easy way to transform mini idlis into an elegant appetizer for a party. idli chili, masala idli cocktails.
Indian canape recipe of healthy sprouts topped on canapes.
Mini vada pav bites
Vada Pav bites, a young and peppier version of traditional Vada Pav, are perfect for a fun Diwali party
As colorful as real fireworks these kebabs will spark interest in any Diwali party.
Cheesy Potato Croquettes
No fry veg hariyali kebabs
Diyas on sticks
Perfect digestive – paan shots
Stuffed Mini Dosas
Loaded Spicy Veggie Pie
Chatpati Taco Chaat
Paneer Bhurji Swirl Rolls
Aloo Matar ki Potli
Green Beans Fries
These easy snacks are crispy, salty, delicious and melt in mouth appetizer and can be prepared in less than 20 minutes.
What do you think of this collection? If you have a Diwali craft to share, mail me and I will feature it on the blog.
thats a whole lot collection… useful ideas for decor and cards, applicable for other festivals too.. great post!!!!
Very nice, Shruti! I love that most of these are very kid-friendly too! I am going to make the bangles tea light holder – what a great way to use my stash!
Hi Shruti, Loved all the simple and beautiful ideas. My favorites and which I am going to try are the shubh labh CD deco and the bangle tea light holder. Happy Diwali, Poornima
Really its commendable ,so easy n interesting ideas for d kids.
@archonline – Thank you 🙂 There is some amazing talent out there
@Vidya Sury – Please do share the pics of your diwali
@poornima – Happy Diwali to you too 🙂 Do share the pics once you make them..
Hi Shruthi lovely ideas ..love the cube light string gonna make it and the crakers card cds shubh labh all are cute.. some ideas rolling in my mind.. 🙂
Do share the pics of what you make. I’d love to show them off.
FAB effort Shruti- have doen so many of these thanks to you!!
i am going to try the toran and cards for sure. you pushed me back to the old days when kids werent around and I had all the time to make my diwali decor one month in advance and with kids around,I just forgot these. But,this time round, I am making everything all over again. kids are going to be super busy:)
Get them to make lots of cards and toran… We love making them
Hi Shruti, have featured this lovely post of yours in our web roundup here . So much inspiration!
Thank you 🙂
Awesome ideas for diwali decor 🙂 I made some colorful bangle tea light holders today and felt so good 🙂 thanks a ton!
instead of adhesive i used thick transparent cellotape to bind the bangles together 🙂
feeling so happy today 🙂
thanks a ton!!
What type of paint and adhesive glitter did you use to decorate the tea lights?
Please as as possible can you tell me what kind of paint and glitter u used was just every craft paint and glitter? For the candle’s
they have cute idea’s
Wow! they all are beautiful! I am a big supporter of handmade items. I always think people do not understand the value of creativity. I recently found this website Back2Rootz they just sell creative stuff which is beautiful. Do check the Diwali items present.
yaaa these ideas are very simple and nice
love it .
stumbled here via pinterest. lovely blog you have here. thanks for sharing these!
Love your blog! I made diwali lantern decoration for the door . Looks beautiful 🙂
Happy Diwali to all of youCelebrate diwali with full joy and the poor and the who are inneed.
happy diwali to all enjoy the festival
awesome ideas and creativity.. i love your ideas and i also love crafting.. thanku so much for past such a nice things.
heyy your ideas are awesome i hope that more people will get inspired by you and happy diwali
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That was really wonderful. Have you ever been to CraftFurnish online store? They have a vast collection of beautiful handmade gift options available online.
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Thanks for the wonderful ideas Shruti. I was thinking of doing some of the activities with my students, they’ll be so excited!
Love from Canada 🙂
Thanks for the wonderful ideas Shruti. I was thinking of doing some of the activities – paper diyas, Diwali cards, glass jars with gold motifs, with my students, they’ll be so excited!
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Festivals are not just about celebrating as a family, but also about decorating and doing up your house, together. Here are some ideas to make your home brighter and more beautiful, this Diwali.
such a lovely post. I am gonna do few of these with my daughter.
Love from SFO
The DIY ideas are amazing, surely gonna pick one.
Such creative and amazing ideas. I can imagine my home with these ideas, it looks beautiful. Thank you for sharing
thanks for this awesome blog, loved reading your blog
Rangolis are help me to color my homes this is a super collection for kids. I am going to teach my son to do this craftwork. Thank you for this idea.
I have been impressed by your idea of Diwali decoration as it looks very good. I will definitely adopt some of these suggestions this year.
The ideas you shared are impressive. Thanks for sharing
All your diwali decor ideas are amazing. We can also send them as diwali gifts to our loved ones by wrapping them in some very quirky way.
Nice Creativity Sruthi.
Great ideas! You’ve shared a huge list. I’m undecided which one to try. Most of the ideas are very beautiful.
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I like its all imges very nice.I think may be I will use this ideas for my home decoration and rangoli.I am so happy to look this images.
I was looking over your article here and found it to be very useful and informative. my daughter got a project from school on crafts on diwali project so i was very confusing regarding this but after reading this blog i got so much ideas tiny gifts boxes and decorative tea candles i found to be very useful crafts ideas. thanks for posting this stuff lots of love and happiness from india
Perfect idea cart crafts to try out at home.