Paper Diya Diwali Garland


Our special Diwali for Kids Craft series continues with this super cute Paper Diya Diwali Garland. Not only is it made from one of our favourite craft materials – PAPER (oh how versatile you are paper!) – but also introduces the art of paper quilling. A fabulous paper crafting technique for kids to try!

Note: These Paper Diyas would also look lovely on the front of a greeting card! Wonderful.

Paper Diya Garland for Diwali
First shared in Sept 2019

Paper Diya Diwali Garland with free printable Diya- Materials

  1. Colored craft papers
  2. Pencil
  3. Scissors
  4. Craft glue
  5. Paper quilling strips
  6. Slotted quilling tool
  7. Yarn or string

How to make a Paper Diya Garland for Diwali

Watch our simple slide show video on auto play or follow the step by step instructions below!

Making your Diya flame and “pot” using your free DIYA Template

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Step -1: Print out the template and cut out any set of diya template you want; the template includes 3 different sizes. Trace the template patterns on selected colored craft papers and also gather some paper quilling strips of different colors but keep a long yellow strip for quilling a flame pattern.

Step -2: Grab the paper cutouts prepared for the diya craft.

Step – 3: Attach the small flame cutout on the big flame cutout. Attach the thin curve cutout on the diya-pot cutout.

Step – 4: Now attach the paper flame on the top side of the paper diya-pot, keeping the attached end of the flame on the back side of the pot.

Decorating the Diya with paper quills

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Step – 5:  Use the long yellow quilling strip to make a quilled teardrop shape. Use the rest of the quilling strips to make small tight coils.

Step – 6: Attach the yellow quilled teardrop on the small part of the paper flame of the paper diya.

Step – 7: Apply drop of glue along the top side of the paper diya pot and grab all the tight coils.

Step – 8: Place the tight coils on the glued part one by one. Start gluing them from a side.  

Finishing of the Paper Diya and assembling into a garland

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Step – 9: Keep adding the tight coils until the top side is covered.

Step – 10: Similarly make more paper diya.

Step – 11: Grab a long yarn strand or any kind of string for the garland. Attach the string on the back side of the paper diya, horizontally.

Step – 12: Attach as many paper diya as you ant for the garland.

Paper Diya Garland for Diwali

And your paper Diya Garland for Diwali is completed. Decorate your house with this cute paper diya garland.

Check our full collection of Diwali ideas for kids:

Collage of easy kids crafts for Diwali

You may also like these firework crafts:

firework art projects

This video tutorial is also on youtube: