Last month i saw the aarathi plate or puja thali in shops for some north indian festival. It was beautiful and neatly decorated. As i dont get thamboolam items ( betel leaf, coconut etc ) i decided to combine both the ideas and made this thamboolam plate for navarathri kolu.
- Plastic plate ( circular shape)
Step 1 :
The plate can be the top lid of any box. I used the top lid of yoghurt box.
Cover the top surface with clay.
Step 2 : For making kumkum and turmeric cones.
Step 3: For making betel leaf
Step 4: For banana
Step 5 : For coconut make small oval shaped pieces in clay . Then using the backside of a pencil or brush make hole in one corner of oval.
Step 6: Arrange all these items in the plastic plate and glue them. Once it gets dried paint using acrylics or oil paint.
I decorated the plate by attaching small pieces of sattin ribbon . You can decorate it using kundan stones , rhinestones , golden ribbon etc. I will post a separate tutorial on making clay diyas.