Best and easy rangoli designs for Diwali

First let us see how to make some borders for the festival decoration.  Place the CDs , the number depends upon how long we want the border to be 



After placing the CDs, place the bangles between two CDs on both sides.   Then fill up the centre of the CD and the areas between the bangles and CDs as shown.   Then gently remove the CDS first and then the bangles to avoid smudging of the rangoli powder and it should be done delicately.  The rest is left to our imagination.  Using cotton buds I have made some swastik patterns because it is part of Diwali festival decoration.  Place diyas on both sides are draw it as a base of another rangoli or draw it in the Puja room for Laxmi Puja.  Even those who find it difficult to use finger technique ( traditional ) to make a rangoli can easily use this method and create awesome designs.  What I have given is a sample to give us ideas.  It is left to our creativity to develop further.

This rangoli is drawn in Pooja room only


This rangoli is meant for Laxmi Puja in Puja mantap only








The next is a classical diya rangoli design or to be more specific a diya rangoli border for festival.  Place the paper cups.  Due to many requests on Facebook, YouTube and blog from ladies who wanted to make rangoli for the festival but were yet to learn this beautiful and simple  art form of India for some easy methods to create rangoli.  Based of their requests I created some innovative methods of making rangoli and the result is there in the form of videos or blog posts.  

After placing the paper cups, draw lines below the cups to get curved shapes of the lamp base.  I have used three lines , two blue and one white at the centre .  The central white line has been further decorated with a cotton bud.  This after removing the paper cups.  The edges of the curved lines are made into diyas as shown in the images above.  The remaining decoration is left to our choice with rangoli colours, cotton buds and dots or bullets.

We can place actual diyas after lighting them  above the rangoli border to enhance the beauty and to get a wonderful ambiance.

Rangoli using ice cream spoon - easy and fast rangoli for kids | दिवाली रंगोली 

We can use the simple ice cream spoon to create a beautiful flower rangoli design.  Kids may love this easy idea for a simple n quick rongoli.

Mark a point with rangoli powder, with ice cream spoon as radius draw a circular design with the outline of the spoon forming the petals of the flower.  The rest is easy .  decorate inside with patterns or motifs





Special Diwali rangoli designs , colourful

Diwali - a special festival for celebration with colourful rangoli of different types.  Some of the types shared for Diwali 2015.


Diwali is a time when we have beautiful, colourful rangoli designs some drawn free hand some free hand with rangoli pen.  I have tried a basic rangoli for Diwali 2015. using a rangoli pen.

 Of course we can draw simple sanskar bharathi rangoli also with rangoli pen.  I will try .  The images below show the stages through various steps this simple special Diwali rangoli design.




Diwali rangoli designs innovative , creative for 2016

This is the latest rangoli added to this gallery of colourful and innovative rangoli for Diwali decoration ideas.  The theme I have used is the padi kolam of Tamil Nadu.  I have made some changes to make this theme suitable for Diwali where we have beautifully colorful rangoli designs displayed for the festival.

The images below show a number of steps in this simple rangoli.  Start with a square base , fill with pink colour.  Place green bullets on the four sides.  Press with finger all the bullets.  This is the idea for creating finger rangoli designs.  Again using bullets and finger draw floral patterns inside.
Next I have used yellow to draw on all four sides honeycomb or bee hive like patterns .  Since it is a small rangoli I have used 4,3,2,1 .  The bigger the rangoli more patterns  can be drawn.  Then I have placed orange dots inside each pattern because orange and yellow combination is very attractive.  Finally some free hand designs on the four corners to complete the simple rangoli that is made awesome by the combination of colours and innovative ideas in creation.










Colourful rangoli designs for Diwali - through images 

This rangoli is drawn by a unique method of drawing rangoli.  Instead of drawing circles and filling with colours, as we do in Sanskar Bharti rangoli designs in this rangoli the method used is - draw circles with rangoli of different colour simultaneously increasing the thickness so that we get patterns as shown in first image.  The second image shows marking of floral petals using a cotton bud.  The next image shows the expansion of the rangoli with freehand designs around the multi colour circle.  The next images give us an idea how to proceed further to make a colourful rangoli for Diwali 






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Some videos from my YouTube Channel showing how to make some innovative and different rangoli designs for Diwali decoration


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round rangoli design for Diwali - Sanskar Bharthi type

The pictures below give the steps for a semi circular rangoli design , a white rangoli design.  I have stopped at this stage we can add colours at the base or inside according to our imagination.




Another idea for colourful rangoli designs for Diwali using the traditional method of drawing rangoli is shown in the images below through steps.  I have drawn two colourful lines green and red simultaneously .  If it is difficult we draw them separately.  The rest of the patterns or motifs are that are commonly found in rangoli designs particularly sanskar bharthi rangoli.








Colourful rangoli designs for Diwali with diyas

Through very simple rangoli designs using simple patterns it is possible to bring out the festive spirit of Diwali .I have tried a simple free hand rangoli design on which diyas or placed.  It uses a number of star shaped patterns.  The photos below show the steps for this beautiful rangoli.





 Fill the rangoli with colours and place diyas to make the rangoli very beautiful for Diwali


Another Diwali rangoli design that some what similar to the rangoli above.
Draw the star pattern at the centre and then draw four parallel lines at each edge as shown.  Then develop the rangoli  to get a simple Diwali rangoli design with diya patterns.  I have added just one colour.  We can add more colours or have different colours for each diya to make it suitable  for the special festival of lights.





Simple Innovative rangoli designs for Diwali - with finger

Patterns can also be made using our fingers - this is a quick and easy method of making a rangoli design.  For festivals like Diwali this idea can be tried if we would like try a rangoli design for the first time.
Place the pink rangoli and using the index finger push outside to form eight petals and then fill with white rangoli to get a pink flower.

Next place indigo or blue colour ( pink and blue combine well ). on eight sides and push each outward to get four floral petals



Next push the blue rangoli inwards on four sides to get a clover like pattern as shown in the image.  then using yellow rangoli form more designs as shown.



Finally add pink rangoli again in the gaps between yellow as shown.  An easy method for rangoli making if we draw rangoli for the first time.


Simple Innovative rangoli designs for Diwali - using cotton buds

Regimentation suppresses creativity - my husband says always ( he learnt it from my father !)
So occasionally ( it should not be the norm ) we should try some different rangoli designs.  The steps for this rangoli are quite simple .  Place generous quantity of rangoli powder ( I have used contrasting colour combinations - indigo , green , yellow , pink and white ) and using a cotton bud make simple  patterns.  First at the centre a floral type of pattern is made.  Then yellow lines are extended in  all directions and leaf patterns are formed.  Between two yellow leaf patterns draw green lines and form green leaf patterns ( I have chosen yellow and green because they are the most commonly occurring leaf colours , of course yellow  is not as common as green ) .  Now using pink rangoli powder and cotton bud form petals to get rose flowers to represent roses .  At the base  of the green leaf place yellow dots and at the base of yellow leaves place green dots.  Finally using white rangoli  powder form swastik patterns ( to represent a Diwali rangoli design ).  Our easy and  quick Diwali rangoli is ready.   Light lamps at the centre and around the periphery to enhance the beauty.