Crafts With Pistachio Shells: How to Make a DIY Diya For Diwali

by Rohina

Crafts with pistachio shells are both unique and beautiful. I want to share with you how I created this stunning diya using pistachio shells. It's a fun and creative way to add a touch of elegance to your Diwali decorations.

How to make a diya with pistachio shells

Tools and materials

  • Pistachio shells
  • Cardboard
  • Gold spray paint
  • White glue
  • Tea light candles
  • Fairy lights
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
Washing the pistachio shells

Step One: Wash the shells

Once you’ve enjoyed the tasty nuts inside, give the shells a good wash to clean off any remaining salt or residue.

Making the base for the diya

Step Two: Make the diya base

Next, grab a piece of cardboard and decide how big you want your diya to be. This will serve as the base for your creation.

Painting the pistachio shells

Step Three: Paint the shells

Once you've determined the size, spray paint the shells with a coat of gold spray paint. This will give your diya a luxurious and festive look. Let the shells dry completely.

Placing the pistachio shells

Step Four: Place the pistachio shells

Using white glue, start arranging the pistachio shells in a beautiful design on the cardboard.

Crafts with pistachio shells

Get creative with your patterns and arrangements to make your diya truly unique. Let the glue dry completely before moving on to the next step.

DIY diya with pistachio shells

Step Five: Decorate your diya

Once the glue has dried, place a tea light in the center of your pistachio shell arrangement. You can also add a touch of sparkle by placing fairy lights around the diya. This will enhance the festive ambiance of your decoration and make it shine even brighter.

Crafts with pistachio shells

Making crafts with pistachio shells is so easy. It's amazing what you can create with a little bit of imagination and some everyday materials. Will you be making crafts for Diwali? Share your creations in the comments below.

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