It is always exciting to make handmade decorations to Lord Ganesha on his birthday (celebrated as Ganesh Chaturthi) . Every year I make a handmade idol and perform rituals with devotion and love. However, this year I didn’t want to stop just with idol and came up with few DIY decoration ideas.
Today, I am going to share one such project that is inexpensive, easy and quick too. The best part about this project is it can be done with leftover clay after making Ganesha idol.
So, here it is – a lotus shaped Ganesha throne.
The supplies you need are –
Air dry clay
Empty salt carton
Fancy fabric, lace and other embellishments
Water to shape the petals
Step 1 : Use the cardboard piece to make petal stencil. Now the stencil is ready, roll out the clay until it is thin but not too thin becoz the petals might break after the clay dries.
Cut out few petals using plastic butter knife. The petals may not look neat, so use water to give it a finished look. Place the glass bowl upside down and start laying the petals. Use water to seal and bond the petals.
Step 2: As you are done with the first layer, follow the same step and place few more petals to form a second layer. Now, take a piece of clay and use it to create the base like shown below.
Let it air dry 24 hours and it easily pops out of the glass bowl. I decided to paint so used orange and gold acrylic paint.
Step 3: For the inside part of the throne I used a empty salt carton. Cut it to fit into the bowl like below. Glue a fancy fabric/paper or something that matches to your idol around the carton in accordion style.
I covered the base of the salt box with red glitter foam circle and added some rhinestone lace too.