Celebrate Diwali with these colourful craft ideas

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Photo credit: gulfu photography

Starry lights, vibrant colours, stunning fireworks and beautiful bejewelled sweets, can only mean one thing – Diwali.

Celebrated by people of different faiths, including Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, Muslims and Buddhists, the festival of lights is a celebration of goodness, light and knowledge, where the goddess of prosperity, Lakshmi is often believed to pay a visit.

Diwali is celebrated over five days, with the main festival day taking place on 4 November.

To mark the occasion, LoveCrafts has gathered all their brightest Diwali decoration ideas together so you can have a go at making them and giving them as Diwali gifts to your friends and loved ones. Better still, they are sharing all the patterns for free.

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Photo credit: Love Crafts

Crochet magnificent mandalas

Grab your crochet hook and the brightest, most colourful yarn you’ve got in your stash – it’s time to start mandala making! These gorgeously intricate circular figures represent the universe in Hindu and Buddhist symbolism, and they make the perfect vibrant Diwali craft to brighten your home. Why not make a bunch and scatter them, as a Diwali decoration idea, for a dinner party or string them up to make decorative garland?

Photo credit: Love Crafts
Photo credit: Love Crafts

Stitch stunning starry designs

Diwali is all about letting the light in, and what could be brighter than the moon which illuminates the sky every night? These gorgeous star and moon cross stitch and embroidery designs make the perfect project for any beginner crafters. Stitch on to bright fabrics and frame them as a delightful Diwali party decoration idea; embroider onto cushions for beautiful home decor or stitch on to garments to carry the light with you wherever you go.

Photo credit: Love Crafts
Photo credit: Love Crafts

Brilliantly bright home decor

Fireworks and illuminations aren’t just for outdoors. Bring a touch of the brightness of Diwali into your home with our top makes. These patterns would look fabulous in brighter colour schemes, so don’t be afraid to think outside the box when it comes to your shade choices.

Photo credit: Love Crafts
Photo credit: Love Crafts

Light up your home

You can’t celebrate the festival of light without a few candles. Grab your tea lights (imitation battery-powered ones are advised!) and get to work on these gorgeous little tealight cosies and decorations. We guarantee these makes will be a talking point, perfect for if you’re entertaining over the Diwali festival.

Photo credit: Love Crafts
Photo credit: Love Crafts

Wear bright, feel bright

If you’re having a Diwali celebration, why not create something vibrant and exciting to wear? These shawls make the perfect addition to any outfit, and a wonderful Diwali gift idea for someone special, especially as the weather gets colder. Switch the colours to suit your wardrobe, and don’t forget to make it extra bright for the festival of light.

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