How Are You Celebrating the Festival of Lights this Year?

With some easing of restrictions, it is indeed a welcome sign and with Deepavali literally around the corner, why not get crafty to enliven the atmosphere

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Get crafty this Deepavali

Deepavali or Diwali is just around the corner and DIYers in the Cricut community across Malaysia have been making some amazing projects that are perfect for the upcoming festival.

People love to use Deepavali as an opportunity to express themselves through art, dance, food, dress-ups, and fireworks, so these stunning Deepavali craft ideas might be really unique to share with anybody who might be keen to personalise their celebrations this year made with Cricut.

Even if DIYing isn’t your thing, Cricut’s smart cutting machines make it so easy to craft anything, and the Design Space app has a number of projects and tutorials available for people to try out for themselves.

How Are You Celebrating the Festival of Lights this Year?

Diwali Wooden Sign OR Diwali Wooden Board

What you will need:

  • Cricut Smart cutting machine (If you don’t have a Cricut machine, you can use scissors and a steady hand!)
  • Weeder
  • Vinyl Material, White (or any other colour of your preference)
  • Transfer Tape
  • A tablet, smart phone, or laptop to use the free Cricut Design Space app
  • Wooden board/surface of your choice

Step by Step (For Vinyl Sticker):

  • Open the Cricut Design Space app on your phone or laptop. Click, ‘New Project’, select ‘Images’ on the left-hand sidebar, then search for ‘Diwali’ and select the images/text that you want to use with you project.
  • Adjust the images/text to the size that you need and select ‘Make It’ when ready.
  • Load the vinyl material into your machine and let your Cricut do all the work. Cricut Design Space will prompt you for any actions that are needed.
  • To assemble, use a weeder tool to remove negative pieces of vinyl so that just your design remains on the clear liner.
  • Use Transfer Tape to cover the design and stick to the wooden board/surface of your choosing.
  • Don’t forget to have fun.
How Are You Celebrating the Festival of Lights this Year?
Diwali Pentagonal Lantern

Diwali Paper Lantern

What you will need:

  • Kraft Board, white
  • Vellum, white
  • Light Grip Machine Mat- 12” x 12”
  • Scoring Wheel + QuickSwap Housing or Scoring
  • Adhesive for Paper
  • A tablet, smart phone, or laptop to use the free Cricut Design Space app
  • LED Tealight Candles

Step by Step:

  • Open the Cricut Design Space app on your phone or laptop. Click, ‘New Project’, select ‘Projects’ on the left-hand sidebar, then search for ‘Diwali Pentagonal Lamp’ and then select ‘Make It’.
  • Follow the prompts in Design Space to cut the images from the kraft board and vellum.
  • Insert your scoring tool when prompted
  • Remove insert and fold along the score lines of the kraft board.
  • Layer the velum to the insides of the kraft board pieces using adhesive.
  • Assemble the pieces of lamps using adhesive.
  • Enjoy!