Pre-Diwali SpecialBy Udita Chaturvedi
Photography: Courtesy The Wishing Chair
With Diwali just around the corner, we catch up with a home décor store to find out how you can brighten up your home this season in a most innovative, beautiful and easy DIY manner.
Avneet Mann, a marketing professional and Vivita Relan, a lifestyle journalist with her own little café have together realized a dream –a lifestyle accessories store aptly christened, ‘The Wishing Chair’, known for its out-of-box ideas.
Vivita and Avneet share a creative idea that can help your home be different this Diwali. The fairy light canisters are not kitschy or too ethic, neither are they too hotel-inspired. They are just perfect.
- Mercury glass canisters (or simple glass jars)
- A bunch of LED or fairy lights
- Glass paints
- A plug-point and
- A place to display them
Step 1: If you can get the self-textured mercury glass canisters then half your work is done. If not, get a few small glass jars — like the ones in which your grandma stored pickles — and paint them in subtle colours.
Step 2: Tie a rope around the jar’s neck and use some more rope to make a handle. Make sure it’s strong enough to hold the weight of the jar.
Step 3: Take a string of fairly lights and place most of it inside the canister and tie the remaining around the rope-covered neck and handle before connecting it to a plug-point.