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DIY Holi-inspired decor: Balloon bouquet to watermelon centrepiece

From colourful pots and rangolis to innovative floral decorations, there’s lots that you can do to quirk up your humble abode for the festival of colours. Here’s some DIY Holi decor inspiration

Holi with HT 2016 Updated: Feb 04, 2017 07:41 IST
Nikita Sachdev
Nikita Sachdev
Hindustan Times
Indian Holi festival colours with text space(Istock)

Although any time is good to do up your house, festivities make the process all the more special. And Holi is just the perfect occasion for that burst of colour, not just outside the house during that party you’re throwing, but inside too.

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So, get your creative juices flowing for some Holi-inspired decor. Here are some simple and hardly time-consuming DIY ideas we’re sure you’d love. Check ‘em out.

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1) Gulaal clay pots: Just roll some plasticine clay to form multiple snake-like shapes or sticks. Now glue the two ends of the sticks together to make a circle. Stack them on top of each other. Paste this on a cardboard base and fill it with gulaal, once it is dry. Colour inside, colour outside!

2)Triangle buntings: Nothing beats a festive strand of party bunting. All you need is to cut out triangles from coloured papers or magazine sheets. Then, mark holes on them and pass a string through those or paste them on a long ribbon. Put it up on the walls and doorways of the party venue to add a dash of colour.

3) Balloon bouquet: Just grab a packet of balloons and blow them with the help of your friends or family members. Then tie a ribbon to the end of each balloon and bring them all together securing them in a knot. Want your bouquet to stay upright, then fill the balloons with helium gas, or just tie the regular ones around a long stick.

4) Pineapple art: Take some pineapples and paint them in different colours to quirk up corners of the house. You can use pastel colours for the base, working your way up in a gradient and paint the leaves in shiny gold or silver. Or alternatively, paint the bottom light and the leaves in pop colours.

5) Pot rangoli: Just take pots of different shapes and fill them up with holi colours and place them at the entry gate of your house. Create geometric patterns with these pots or get more creative and make fun rangolis around the pots to further beautify the venue.

6) Go floral: You can’t ever go wrong with fresh flowers. To lend your Holi party venue a colourful and boho feel, arrange flowers in water pots and glass bottles or brass vases. Not just that, colourful flowers loosely arranged in a corner would also give it a touch of Spring! Lastly, don’t forget to wear one in your hair when you head out to celebrate.

7) Watermelon centrepiece: Cut a watermelon in half, and using a fruit scooper take out all the juicy part for delicious martinis. Now, use the hollow shell as a flower vase and place fresh carnations in it! Your cute watermelon vase is sure to get you compliments from those visiting your house for that fun Holi party.

Inputs by interior designers Seerat Narender , Rubina Dhankar Qadir Din and Anupama Bihani

First Published: Mar 22, 2016 16:19 IST