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 Â beautiful decorations, yummy food, family gatherings and fireworks.Â When I think of decorations â€“ the first on the list isÂ illuminating every corner of the home with diyas/candles and the second is urli pot filled with rose petals/fresh flowers and candlesÂ 🙂
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. ItÂ willÂ not replace the traditional brass uril but for sure warm and welcoming.
Here is before and after pictureÂ 🙂
ThisÂ clay cactus dishÂ 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.
PlaceÂ the pot upside down and use some duck tape to close the hole.
Turn it right side up and squeeze out someÂ Silicone sealant to fill the hole.
Use a toothpick to spread it making sure the hole is filled without any gaps/vaccum.
Instructions on the silicone caulk says 30 minutes to dry, since the hole is large and we squeezed quite someÂ I would suggest to leave it to dry overnight.
Once dry you have the Clay Urli pot for Diwali readyÂ 🙂Â
You can decorate the pot in multiple ways â€“ go with a solid spray paint or give some details with acrylic paints and embellishments.
Isnâ€™t thatÂ perfect and beautiful for Diwali ?
You could use it in multiple ways â€“ indoor orÂ outdoor, on floor or on a platter stand. Â All you need is to fill someÂ water and arrange fresh flowers.Â Donâ€™t forget to use some floating candles for DiwaliÂ 🙂
And here is a picture from Diwali 2016 with the clay urli pots filled with flowers and floating candlesÂ 😍
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