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From decor to food — Instagram reels to get you ready for a lit Diwali

All DIY ideas you need to get ready for the festival of lights

Jaismita Alexander | Published 05.11.23, 05:02 PM

Are you set to celebrate Diwali? Cleaning, decorating and revamping your home? And are you looking for some needed inspiration? Then step into a world of vibrant colours, sparkling lights and exquisite decor ideas as My Kolkata explores Instagram reels to prep for Diwali. From rangoli to home decor, you will get all the inspo you need from these viral reels!

A ‘chaat’ platter for Diwali

Need a quick fix for a snack for your Diwali house party? @thegracekitchen_tgk has the perfect chatpata recipe. You can make this super-easy and mouth-watering chaat platter in just five minutes. All you need are some ingredients easily available at home. Lay out a beautiful charcuterie with a mix of crispy papri, sev, pomegranate, potatoes and chutneys, and enjoy with your friends and family.


Magic Diwali water candle

Dress up your corner tables with these cool magical water candles. If you have wine glasses, you should check out this easy DIY hack by @eclectic.artista to make water candles and diyas with oil and water at home. If you are bored of the traditional diyas and candles, these will give your space a touch of modernity to go with your decor.

Diwali floor-seating arrangement

If you are having a house party, you might need this beautiful floor seating arrangement, where you can play cards or just celebrate with your guests. @aura.of.happiness transforms her living area to make a beautiful seating space for Diwali. If you are having friends over, you can use an empty space in your living room to add more seating with some cushions, artificial flower garlands and some diya stands. You could also add some fairy lights to illuminate the space.

Easy rangoli for Diwali

No more struggling with rangolis this year! @rangolibyjyotirathod has a reel to guide you with an easy but elaborate rangoli for Diwali. You can make this rangoli with the help of easily available items at home like bangles, rings and more. This satisfying reel shows the process step by step, which is very useful for beginners.

DIY Toran with flowers, paan and banana leaves

Love real flowers and plants in your home decor? You can try making this toran for your home for a lively look. @the.quirkartforhome uses real flowers, banana and betel leaves to make a pretty toran for Diwali. With the help of toothpick, thread, cardboard and double-sided tape, you can create this toran for your prayer room. Get the detailed method from the reel posted by the digital creator.

Last updated on 05.11.23, 05:06 PM

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