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Here’s How to DIY the Easiest Diya Tray for Diwali

Easy DIY Diya Tray
Navdeep D.

Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is the most important and widely-observed holiday for Hindus around the world and this year it falls on November 12, 2023. While the history slightly varies depending on the region of India you come from, one thing remains true: this festival symbolizes the victory of “light over darkness” or “good over evil.” Those who are celebrating typically adorn their homes with a variety of lights (referred to as “diyas”) and vibrant decor (known as “rangoli”).


Wishing you all a very happy Diwali this weekend 🫶#diwali2023 #bandichhordivas #diwali

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To celebrate the five days of Diwali, Navdeep D. – the owner of online Brampton-based home decor store Mats & Signs – shows us how we can create a Diya Tray at home. Follow along as we DIY a Diya Tray in just five simple steps.

Materials Required:

  • Plastic Tray or Plate
  • Marigolds or floral garland of your choice
  • Hot glue gun
  • Diyas/LED tealights
  • Diwali sticker (optional)

Related: How to Make a DIY Tissue Paper Marigold Garland for Diwali

Step 1: Measure It

Measure your garland to make sure it fits around the perimeter of the tray.

Step 2: Secure It

Using the hot glue gun, secure the garland into place.

Step 3: Stick on Your Decal

If using a Diwali decal, stick it onto the centre of the tray.

Step 4: Secure the Divas

Using the hot glue gun again, secure the Diyas (or the LED tealights) to the tray in your desired positions.

Step 5: Light It Up!

Light up the candles and put your DIY masterpiece on display to celebrate this special occasion.


Read More: 10 Recipes for a Festive Diwali Dinner

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