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Ganesha Decorations – Puja

August 20, 2009

Ganesh chaturti,  will be celebrated by Hindus around the world on 23rd August as the birthday of Lord Ganesha. On this day, people decorate the floors of their houses with “Rangoli” using rice flour.  Special mantaps are decorated to place the idol and elaborate arrangements are made for lighting, decoration, puja and floral decorations. So leading upto this festival, this blog will focus on some some simple DIY delirious ideas on decorating your home. [ Swaram this in on ur request :)]

Today’s focus will be on ways to make a decorative puja thali or fruits thali…

pooja thali

What you will need :

  1. A thermocol plate
  2. Acrylic colors – Red & white (or yellow)
  3. Some glitter tubes
  4. Brushes and water.


  1. Color the thermocol plate red. Let dry.
  2. Then using white (or yellow) acrylic color, paint simple designs on the plate.
  3. You can add final touches using Glitter glue or sequins or small mirrors. Sorry I had none at home.

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Some other ideas :


Try them out and don’t forget to share some pics. Next post will be on making stunning rangoli designs.. without any artistic talent required. :)

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. August 20, 2009 5:19 AM

    You are just plain awesome… do you manage the time for such beautiful decorations? Simply superb!
    It took me half n hour to do this.. n i let my daughter paint her own thermocol plate so she let me do my stuff… in the middle she wanted to paint my plate too.. so u can see the center circle and the dots around are not uniform.. thats her handiwork.. i had to hold her hand and put the dots. buts whats a lil imperfection when there is love around. :) its a nice way to keep the 2 of us sane!

  2. maidinmalaysia permalink
    August 20, 2009 9:03 AM

    you’d be firstborn’s art teacher if you lived in KL.

    ;) I can still be his online art teacher.. you’ll have to pass on my ideas though.

  3. maidinmalaysia permalink
    August 20, 2009 9:03 AM

    i am wowed!
    :) hehe! Thank you! It was fun. Try it out.. its very very simple!

  4. August 20, 2009 10:46 AM

    Hey nice ones! I did some pieces too these past 3 days :)

    Cool. share them
    I used the straw baskets n decorated one of them as an umbrella for Ganesha :)
    Hv also made a lotus for Gowri :)
    I want to see.. I want to see

    lemme try this one too :)
    yup! and share the pic

    :( I really wish I had more time to do such stuff.. really regret it. Give me ideas on what u are trying to make.. Lotus n ganesha’s umbrella sound so cute! I’ll also try them at home.

    Thanks :)

  5. August 20, 2009 12:05 PM

    what r ur plans for ganesh chaturti??

  6. August 21, 2009 8:08 PM

    Nice one, will try this.But I guess it won’t be as easy as it looks for a artistically challenged person like me:)

    Try it out.. sometimes things that look tough are really very easy just the technique is new :) n do share the pic once u are done.

  7. August 22, 2009 4:57 AM

    Wowza! I didnt think you’d have made it from scratch. It looks professional!!
    :) N it was sooooooooo much fun!!

  8. SonyaSunny permalink
    September 4, 2009 11:53 PM – da best. Keep it going!


  9. Rufor permalink
    September 5, 2009 10:46 PM

    Can i get a one small photo from your site?

    Which 1?

  10. sudhakailas permalink
    October 29, 2009 11:47 AM

    Very nice decoration.
    the other decorations are also equally good.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Hi sudhakailas :) Thanks for dropping by & leaving such encouraging comments

  11. surfer permalink
    September 15, 2010 10:26 PM

    Awesome..! I like the last one (blouse piece on a paper plate) very much. I wonder how to do it.

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