Hi all, its been a practice in Tamilnadu to buy new baked clay diyas every year on the occasion of karthigai deepam. So why not make new clay diyas on your own and decorate it ?
- Air dry clay
Step 1 : Roll the clay into a round shape like a ball . The size of round ball depends on the size of the diya you want.
Step 2 :
Step 3: Using a rounded object press deep in the center so as to make it hollow in the centre . I used a gum bottle to do it.
Step 4 : Press and open up the edges like this.
Step 5 : Shape it in the form of a diya.
Step 6 : Allow it to dry in sun till the diyas become hard and then paint them.
Happy karthigai to all of you !!