Sunday, October 23, 2011

Coconut Diyas!

Being a manglorean, no food item cooked in our household is complete without coconuts. I don't particularly like them in every food item (I am bored of them), but I don't always have a say (else I'd have to start cooking :D). Anyway, with Diwali just round the corner, the sight of a heap of coconuts in my kitchen inspired me to do this:

A couple of small coconut shells, wax, some acrylic paint, bindis or other embellishments as decoration, and a stand made out of a roll of shiny lace was all it took.


You can make a diya out of bigger ones too:

Happy Diwali :)


  1. awesome stuff, but wont the shell get burnt.

  2. u did it..u r awesome !! :) does the shell burn when when we lit the diya ? (still wondering :P)

  3. @satish & @JD thank you guys. And no, the shell doesn't burn when you light it. :) These are some pictures of the lit diya. Hope you had a great Diwali!

    @Vishal Thanks Vishal.. teri toh Diwali office mein gayi na :P