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Diwali 2016: 6 fantastic, budget-friendly decor ideas. You're welcome

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:46 IST

Tired of the same of Diwali decorations every year? Annoyed by the monopoly that diyas enjoy? Freaked out at how disproportionately expensive the whole world has suddenly become?

Fear not! Catch has compiled a list of budget-friendly decorations for you. And for each of the ideas listed below, here's all you will need:

  • Colourful fairy lights
  • Chart paper
  • Paper cups
  • Glue
  • Stencils
  • A pair of scissors (And the ability to cut things without hurting yourself)

To be fair though, these decorations work even without a festival to celebrate. If you like pretty things, and believe in lights - all or some of these might work as awesomesauce ideas to jazz up your home.

You may already have come across some of these. But don't pooh pooh, yet. This is as much for you as that human somewhere in this world who still hasn't found it himself/herself to go out and buy lanterns or lights.

Keep calm, and read on:

The Tree of Light

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What you need: Chart paper to make the skeleton of a tree.

Instructions: Cut out leaves and a bird or two. Once you're done putting everything together, tape a string of fairy lights to it. Easy peasy!

Bottles of sunshine and moonlight

Basic. #keventers #Diwali #fairlights #vscocam #vsco #hipster #tumblr

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What you need: Empty bottles. A milk/juice bottle or an empty jam jar works well in this case.

Instructions: Stick a whole lot of fairy lights inside aaaaand... done.

Paper lamp shade magic

What you need: Medium-sized paper lamp shades and fairy lights.

Instructions: Just string them along the wall and loop with lights. The result? The stairway to heaven.

Light it up

And some more lights... #shineon #festivaloflights #colourpop #diwalijoy #diwali

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What you need: Slightly-expensive, fancy, colourful bottles.

Instructions: Those are bulb-shaped Christmas lights wrapped around the bottles. Get lights of your choice, and simply wrap them around bottles of your choice. Easy to do, but a bit pricey because coloured glass does not come cheap.

Let it shine

What you need: Mason jars, and lights.

Instructions: Big mason jaws meet fairy lights, stoppered with a plain plastic ball. Simple but gorgeous.

Paper cups - why you glowing?

What you need: Paper cups in shades of your choice.

Instructions: Take fairy lights and string them through the cups. Find a wall you like and watch your new string of lights pretend to be a glow-worm.

First published: 30 October 2016, 11:17 IST