How to make a floral diya – Step by step

This floral Diya which has been made with clay is ideal for Diwali. Clay modeling is just so easy and they can be painted in colors of your choice and desire. You can make several such diyas in smaller shapes and different sizes.

floral diya

HOW TO DO IT YOURSELF

floral diya

Take Shilpkar resin base and hardener, mix it thoroughly to make an even dough.

floral diya

Take the dough ball, roll it to make a thin slab. Leave it to semi-dry.
Draw a few small, medium and big sized petals on it.
Cut along the outlines of the petals neatly.

floral diya

Take the lid of the pot which you can recycle or you can take a bowl-shaped Diya to convert it into flower.
Stick the bigger petals from the outer side of the lid using Fabric Glue.
Let it dry.

floral diya

Similarly, start with the second layer of the medium sized petals to the small-sized petals to create a layered flower using Fabric Glue.
Take some dough to make the center of the flower. Make textures in the center using clay carving tools
Your completed flower will look like this.
Refer to the image.

floral diya

Paint the flower with a shading effect using Acrylic Colours – Lemon Yellow 11, Coral Red 66 and Acrylic Colour Pearl – Silver 351.
Paint the bottom side of the flower with Acrylic Colour – Sap Green 21.
Let it dry.

floral diya

Enhance the flower by sticking ornamental stones using Fabric Glue.
Let it dry.
You can light the tealight in the center of the flower for the festival of lights.
We have made diyas shaped like a lotus and petals that are layered, one can make other flowers or forms to make it into a tealight holder. Use festive sparkling and pearl colors to give that rich and festive look.

courtesy: hobbyideas

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