Today we are going to learn how to make a Clay Urli pot for Diwali. Very useful idea for those who who are celebrating Diwali outside India and would like to decorate your home in traditional ways

Diwali is incomplete without diyas,rangoli (traditional Indian chalk art), bright and  beautiful decorations, yummy food, family gatherings and fireworks. When I think of decorations – the first on the list is illuminating every corner of the home with diyas/candles and the second is urli pot filled with rose petals/fresh flowers and candles 🙂

Living away from home, I miss having this decorative piece for Diwali and this year I decided to use a terra-cotta cactus/round dish as a substitute. It will not replace the traditional brass uril but for sure warm and welcoming.

Here is before and after picture 🙂

clay urli pot for Diwali

This clay cactus dish is available @ home depot and has perfect depth and width to use it as urli pot. Since it is a garden pot it has drainage hole and all you have to do is to fill it with some waterproof silicone sealant/caulk.

Place the pot upside down and use some duck tape to close the hole.

Turn it right side up and squeeze out some Silicone sealant to fill the hole.

Use a toothpick to spread it making sure the hole is filled without any gaps/vaccum.

clay urli pot for Diwali

Instructions on the silicone caulk says 30 minutes to dry, since the hole is large and we squeezed quite some I would suggest to leave it to dry overnight.

Once dry you have the Clay Urli pot for Diwali ready 🙂 

You can decorate the pot in multiple ways – go with a solid spray paint or give some details with acrylic paints and embellishments.

Isn’t that perfect and beautiful for Diwali ?

You could use it in multiple ways – indoor or outdoor, on floor or on a platter stand.  All you need is to fill some water and arrange fresh flowers. Don’t forget to use some floating candles for Diwali 🙂

clay urli pot for Diwali

And here is a picture from Diwali 2016 with the clay urli pots filled with flowers and floating candles 😍

clay urli pot for Diwali

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Clay Urli pot home decor ideas Diwali


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Nima Sonti
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Hi there, I am very delighted that you stopped by! I am Nima (Purnima) and live in The Grand Canyon State ( Arizona, US). It all started after I moved to the United States. I learnt about "Do-It -Yourself" concept from couple of TV shows and blogs. Well, inspired from these places, I started to DIY on budget and decorate our home. Whenever I posted pics of my projects on Facebook, everyone loved and gave many positive comments. Some of them also said I should not look for a job, instead start a blog or sell some of my projects ;). That was a great motivation and I decided to tickle my creative senses to tame the stress monster ;-) And then, one day here is my blog , where I share my ideas and projects with friends, family and all other aspiring DIY-er's :) It's been 3+ years and going great!! You can follow me on my blog - or Like my Facebook Page : or Pin it on Pinterest :

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  1. Thanks to gave very nice and decorative ideas for urli.

  2. I love making DIY’s especially for Diwali and guess what I will try it this year with my sister 🙂
    Thanks for sharing this one yaa 🙂

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