How to make DIY Paper Kandil for Diwali

Step by step instructions on how to make Paper Kandil for Diwali at home. These are also called paper lamps and they are great as home décor or party decorations.

If you are like me, who used to wonder how to make paper kandils also called Diwali lanterns at home then this tutorial is for you.

This Diwali lets make our own DIY Kandil which is very easy to make.

All you need is colored or printed papers scissors and glue.

Materials required to make homemade Paper Diwali Kandil

  • Printed Sheet
  • Plain Paper ( preferably that can go with printed sheet)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

Step by Step procedure to make Paper Kandil for Diwali

Step 1 – First take the printed and plain sheets.

Step 2 – Fold the designed sheet to half ( as shown below). 

Step 3 – With the help of pencil draw lines and then cut equal horizontal lines in the middle leaving equal space at both ends.

Step 4 – After you are done with your cutting paste the printed paper to the plain paper at one end. Then leave the printed sheet loose at the center and then paste the other end with the plain paper. 

Step 5 – Apply glue on plain paper ( shown below) and fold the sheets to give it a cylindrical shape.

Step 6 – After you are done with folding, it will look like below.

Step 7 – Now you need to close one end of kandil so that you can keep a T light in it. For this, from the plain sheet cut a circle and paste it at one end of the kandil. Keep it aside for a while.

Step 8 – Take a small strip from the printed paper and attach it to the top of Kandil so that you can hang it.

Step 9 – Now you can keep a small T light inside kandil and hang it in your beautiful house.

Your beautiful handmade paper kandil is ready to spread light in your home.

Don’t forget to pin this DIY Diwali Kandil Craft

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Lavanya Neelam
Lavanya Neelam

Lavanya stays in Hyderabad. Apart from her keen interest in crafts, embroidery and knitting she has also written 500 telugu poems. She was selected as the best balwadi teacher in slum improvement project overseas developing authority in Vijaywada. Now she helps other craft lovers by sharing her experiences on crafting. Her Blog -

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