Monday, October 24, 2016

Diwali Decor DIY with Noor Design Co

Every year we take a blog or two to step away from all the wedding planning, and talk festival season! This year, I'm so thrilled to bring you some fantastic Diwali decor ideas and a cute DIY from our friend Amrita of Seattle decorating company, Noor Design Co.

Amrita shared some absolutely gorgeous ideas for a stunning tablescape that you can totally steal for this year's festive occasions. Just check out that stunning centerpiece!

Wondering how you can make some of those super cute DIY lanturns? You're in luck, because Amrita shared a step by step tutorial.

Here's what you need:

  • Cardstock
  • Washi tape
  • Double-sided tape
  • Scissors
  • Tissue paper
  • Rhinestone embellishments

Once you have all your materials, just dive on in because these are super easy to make!

Step 1 - Start with a square piece of card stock people :)

Step 2 - Fold half way, and press down hard! 

Step 3 - Cut a small (1/2 inch) strip off one end. This will be used to hang the lantern later. 

Step 4 - Cut small strips starting from the side that is folded down towards the edge side, leaving about 2/3 inch of the paper. Continue this on for the remainder of the folded paper.

Step 5 - Apply double-sided tape to the inside of one entire “strip” area. (As shown in picture)

Step 6 - Take the side that you just applied double-sided tape to, and bring it over to stick on to the outside of the opposite side of the paper.

Step 7 - Once you have pressed this all together tightly, push the lantern down so it will hold its shape a little further.

Step 8 - (optional) Apply decorative washi tape to the top of the lantern. 

Step 9 - Take the strip we cut out in step 3 and apply small pieces of double-sided tape to both sides. Apply to the inside of the lantern as an upside down U to form a “handle”.

Step 10 - To make the frill at the bottom, measure a piece of tissue paper around the bottom of the lantern to obtain its width, and the length can be however long you would like. I went with about 3-4 inches long. 

Step 11 - In the same way as we did in step 4, cut small strips leaving about 2/3 inch of the tissue paper.

Step 12 - Apply double sided tape all around the edge of the bottom of the lantern, and apply the tissue paper. 

Step 13 - (optional) - Apply any embellishments that you prefer. I went with stick-on rhinestones that come in strand-form because they are a quick and easy way to add a little bit of glam to my lanterns.

Tips for DIY perfection:  
  • Go for bright colors with the card stock to really make a noticeable decor piece. 
  • Opt for a metallic tissue paper (such as gold or silver) as they give more of an illusion of light, and reflect actual lights and candles you have lit around the house. 
  • When hanging the lanterns up, choose a string that has some sort of texture as the lanterns tend to slide around a lot. I went with twine to help with this.
  • These lanterns are also great as table-top decor if you add a longer LED candle inside and just don’t do the frill at the bottom. This way they actually are lanterns that give out light! 


  1. Thanks for sharing with us! We're totally making those cute lanterns for our house this year :)