This one’s a common form of rangoli where one uses various colours of sand to make designs. The sand is easy to work with and can be easily drawn out too if you happen to make a mistake while designing. You can paint dotted designs, peacocks or just about anything you wish to make with the coloured sand. But while making this one, you have to ensure that your hand is steady.
If you’re an amateur at making rangolis, this type of rangoli is going to be relatively simpler. Moreover, this one also works if you don’t want to invest too much time and energy into making a rangoli. All you have to do is buy wooden stencils from the market that are easily available, especially during Diwali. Just place them on the floor and it is sure to add to the look of your house on this special day. If you find it too plain, embellish the wooden pieces with stones or you can also attempt at painting them.
Alpana is traditional Bengali rangoli. This rangoli is usually white since the liquid paste used for alpana is rice powder mixed in water. However, these days many households use white paint to draw out the rangoli. If you’re the kind who doesn’t want something too colourful, go for an alpana design.
Who doesn’t love flowers, right? Create a rangoli with them on this special occasion. Choose bright flowers like marigolds and roses and use their petals to create designs at the entrance of your courtyard.
A sight for the eyes, this kind of rangoli has diyas, flowers and candles floating in water in a big bowl. If you’re not one to spend time drawing out a rangoli with the usual sand colours, just get out big bowls, fill them with water and decorate them with floating rangoli. Create a pattern and follow it all through till you reach the end. The light and flowers together is sure to make your Diwali beautiful.