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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Crafturday Creative Mess 8 - Reusable Rangoli

Hello every one.......Usually I spend a lot of time to draw a rangoli..... I started to think why cant we reuse rangolis and save some time....and then an idea popped into my head.... want to know more about my idea??? Then read the rest of the post.
Significance of Rangoli : Rangoli is used from the early days as an expression of warm hospitality. People beautify their houses with colourful rangolis.The tradition is still popular. In particular, Diwali festival is widely celebrated with rangolis. It is used in Diwali decoration. The ingredients used to draw rangolis are white stone, lime, rice flour or flowers.
Rangolis are a symbol of auspiciousness. It is believed that during Lakshmi Puja, Goddess Lakshmi actually enters the household .The geometrical patterns & designs applied with rice flour at the entrance to a home, invites Goddess lakshmi into the household, and drives away the evil spirits. It is also created to please her, in the hope that she may bless the house and to ensure that she stays for the full year.
Today in Craftuday Creative Mess Diwali Special I am gonna tell you how to make Reusable Rangolis. Let’s get started....

Supplies you will need:
• Shimmer Card stock
• Sparkles
• Kundans
• Sequins or Mirrors
• Glue

Instructions:
Cut few ethnic motifs from the card stock. I cut my card stock into 8 mango motifs and a circle.


Now if you are ready with all the pieces then start gluing kundans, sequins and sparkles to these pieces.
When all the pieces are ready place them in different ways for different rangoli designs....
I love the traditional way of drawing rangolis using white stone and flowers so i decided to combine these reusable rangoli designs with traditional rangolis, flowers and diyas to enhance the beauty of my rangoli.
After the festive season is over you can remove the pieces, store them, and use them for the next festival.You will find your rangoli glittering in the dark when placed with diyas. Make some for your home or gift these to your friends and family. It will make a perfect gift for diwali.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! If you tried making these rangolis then click some bright pictures and send them to me at artchitrasutra@gmail.com. I like kind comments too. Please feel free to drop a note! :) Thanks for stopping by!
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9 comments:

Reshma at colorcanopy.blogspot.com said...

Ahh! i just bought these re-usable rangoli thingies...
I will def try this creation. Loved it. Pinning for later.!

Suzy said...

I love this idea. Thanks for posting. Awesome.

Nayana said...

great idea...love all the designs you have tried.looks beautiful.

Somu (Woodooz) said...

That's a great idea indeed... Loved that way you have come out with various designs from out of the same pieces... Goes on to show your creative skills... Kudos !

Nisha said...

neelima ths s amazing dear...u r a person with more creativity...love ths love ths gr8 idea...

Kala said...

What a fabulous idea, I love that you can reuse them at any time:):)

Anu@MyDreamCanvas said...

Wow, I love this!!!!

Neelima said...

Thank you :)

Patricia Torres said...

Neelima.. What a fabulous idea.. Totally loved the idea.. and when it doubles as a gift.. its wow!! wow!! STUNNING.. Well done!!