Ditch the Powder, Try These 10 Rangoli Materials This Diwali

The festival of lights is incomplete without rangoli. No amount of Diwali décor can match the grace that rangoli brings. So, this Diwali, let us give an extra edge to Diwali rangoli by including different materials for making rangoli art. Gharpedia, in this blog, enlists various Diwali rangoli materials that are best suited to make rangoli designs.

10 Diwali Rangoli Materials for Celebrating the Festival of Lights!

01. Rangoli Colour Powder

Powder Colour Rangoli
Powder Colour Rangoli

Rangoli colour powder is the most commonly used rangoli material. It is available in a variety of hues and is easily available online as well as offline. Despite this being the most common material, you can try some variations. Use regular colour powder and mix it with various coloured glitters available on the market.

02. Rice Flour Rangoli

Rice Flour Rangoli
Rice Flour Rangoli

Rice flour makes beautiful rangolis and it is used in two forms: dry rice flour and wet rice flour. For dry rice flour rangoli, grind the rice grains into powder and use it to create rangoli design. For wet rice flour rangoli, take the rice flour and mix it with water to form a paste. Now, make your designs using this paste. There is a reason for using rice flour to make rangolis. It is not only an eco-friendly material, but it is also one of the favourite foods of birds and insects. So apart from beautifying your home, this rangoli feeds hungry birds and insects.

03. Coloured Sand Rangoli

Coloured Sand Rangoli
Coloured Sand Rangoli

Just like rangoli powder, coloured sand is also an excellent and widely used material for rangoli. It is eco-friendly, and the texture of the sand makes it easy to fill in the rangoli design. Plus, coloured sand comes in a variety of colours, which you might not find in other rangoli materials.

04. Grain and Pulses Rangoli

Grain and Pulses Rangoli
Grain and Pulses Rangoli

Grains (rice, wheat, millets, etc.) and pluses (lentils, chickpeas, etc.) come in varied colours and this makes them an outstanding choice for creating Diwali rangoli designs. These render a typical texture to rangoli. Another advantage is that you can feed the pulses to cattle and birds after clearing off the rangoli.

05. Flower Rangoli

Flower Rangoli
Flower Rangoli

Flowers are an auspicious material, and using them in rangoli is like cherry on cake. Flowers have rich colour and emit a fragrance that keeps the surroundings fresh and lively. Petals of jasmine, rose, marigold, daisy, and kanakambara (a type of small orange flower found extensively in South India) can add to the beauty of your rangolis. You can also outline your rangoli using methi leaves and strings of flowers.

06. Fabric Colours for Rangoli

Fabric Colours for Rangoli
Fabric Colours for Rangoli

If you are looking for rangoli that stays for longer, then opt for fabric colours. Fabric colours come with a lot of colour options for making rangoli. Neatly clean the area and fill the gaps before drawing. Then make the rough design with chalk and paint it with fabric painting colours.

07. Coloured Stones for Rangoli

Coloured Stones for Rangoli
Coloured Stones for Rangoli

For large and abstract rangolis, coloured stones or pebbles are the best option. You can easily buy these decorative pebbles online. They add volume to your rangoli. These can also act as a Zen corner for your home. You can neatly arrange them in the desired manner and have a simple and beautiful rangoli pattern to display. You can give a classy touch to your rangoli by floating decorative candles in a glass tray, accompanied by flowers. Furthermore, you can also have a fountain near the rangoli.

08. Kundan as Rangoli Material

Kundan Rangoli
Kundan Rangoli

If you are running out of time, then artificial or kundan rangoli comes to the rescue. Kundans are ready-made patterns made with beads, laces, and jewels. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes and are easily available at any general store. Place them in any design, and your rangoli is ready just like that.

09. Saw Dust and Marble Dust

Saw Dust and Marble Dust Rangoli
Saw Dust and Marble Dust Rangoli

Sawdust is the waste product of wood. These days, coloured sawdust is easily available for making rangolis. The sawdust adds texture compared to rangoli powder colours and is also an eco-friendly rangoli material.

10. Coloured Salt Rangoli

Coloured Salt Rangoli
Coloured Salt Rangoli

Yes, you heard it right. Salt is also a wonderful material for making beautiful rangolis. This begins with colouring the salt, and to colour the salt, you need to mix salt with sidewalk chalk powder. Once you have coloured the salt, you are ready to draw any pattern or design using it.

Here’s a video to sum up all the points mentioned above:

Final Takeaway

We hope this blog on Diwali rangoli materials helps you make the most beautiful rangoli for Diwali. Try to choose eco-friendly materials like sawdust, salt, food grains, etc. However, also keep kundans for last-moment rescue. Ultimately, the result depends on your creativity. Mix and match the options available and jazz up your home with rangoli made using these unconventional materials.

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