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Diwali decoration has become an important part of homes and offices every year. It brings joy and families are brought together. Sweets and gifts are prepared for the loved ones and it's a celebration people wait for to enjoy with their families.
However, with the change in time, people have started celebrating the festival with grandeur which has put a toll on the environment. If we all take a pledge to celebrate the festival in an eco-friendly way, we can help the environment to a great extent. This Diwali we bring you 8 eco-friendly ideas for sustainable Diwali decor.
1. Get Bio-degradable Utensils
Are you planning a Diwali party? Why not turn it into a zero-waste affair? Use steel plates and tumblers, and give return gifts that are organic and biodegradable. Instead of offering drinks to guests in plastic bottles, use steel or copper glasses from a reusable jug that is made of glass or metal. Biodegradable crockery is also available in the market that can be turned into compost after use.
2. Gift Sustainable This Year
Take some time to choose gifts with care as most gifts are just put in the corner as waste. Potted plants or seeds as gifts would be a welcome change from the usual sweets that only end up making you gain weight! Eco-friendly wooden or local handmade artefacts, paintings, organic food hampers, are thoughtful gifting ideas that do not pollute the environment. Re-cycled and up-cycled items are also great gifts that are unique.
3. Earthen Diyas are a Classic!
Diwali is the festival of lights and it is incomplete to celebrate it without any light. You can decorate your place by lighting your home with diyas and candles. Opt for earthen diyas this Diwali, as it is one of the best eco-friendly Diwali decoration ideas because earthen lamps are environment-friendly and are cost-effective as well.
Earthen diyas will cut down your electricity, and you can decorate the diyas the way you like or simply colour them to add a pop of colour and give a festive touch to your home.
4. DIY Entrance Toran
Torans are decorative door hangings that are put on the entrance of the house. They instantly give a festive touch to your home. Different types of Torans are available in the market lately. However, you can opt for Mango and coconut leaves for making your very own Toran. You can add marigold flowers to the toran to give it more colour.
Both marigold flowers and mango leaves are considered pure and pious. These are ideal for DIY torans. You can also use colourful paper or newspapers to make Torans a perfect welcome for Maa Laxmi at your home.
5. Homemade Diwali Lanterns
Remember those school time crafts classes? We all have created lanterns from paper. Well, it’s time to bring that learning back and put it to work. Make colourful lanterns at your home with help of coloured card sheets. Crafting things at home can also make family gather together and makes for an engaging activity during festivities.
6. Dupatta Decor
Apart from adorning your home with hundreds of earthen lamps, you can also make use of your dupattas that are lying in your wardrobe with no use, to bring a little something extra to your decorations. Transform your bedroom into a colourful and festive corner or replace those old curtains with bright dupattas! Just have a source of lights behind them to bring out their texture and glow.
7. Redefine Your Rangoli
Encouraging your resolution of an Eco-friendly Diwali, you can use flowers or pulses to make your Diwali a little more unique. Use colours from your kitchen in the form of pulses or use the colours of your garden in the form of flowers and leaves giving it an eco-friendly touch and making it something different from Traditional Diwali Decoration.