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Homemade Diwali Diyas From Dough


This year for Diwali I made diyas [Diwali lights] at home!! They came out pretty nice ! I prepared it very simple but you can get creative by painting, glue small mirrors , beads and other stuff.

Here is how I prepared:


Whole wheat flour
Water-just enough to prepare the dough
Food color - yellow [optional]


  • Pre-heat oven at 200 degree Fahrenheit. Line the baking tray/dish with un-greased foil
  • Combine flour, water and color in a bowl to prepare little stiff dough
  • Pinch out small balls from the dough and shape it into diyas
  • Bake it in the oven for 20 minutes [during the process I gradually increased the baking temperature to 300]
  • Cool diyas at room temperature
  • The diyas should feel little hard, if not just leave it in the sun
  • Roll out some cotton wool to make wick, add some oil and light your Diya !!!
  • While preparing the dough you can add some fresh petals to add beautiful pattern
  • During baking, one of my diya's base puffed like chapati, it can happen to you too... just ignore it
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Check out Homemade Diwali Diya From Cornstarch, another great way to make diyas with your kids at home


Priya said…
Marvellous diyas Renu..Great Work..Happy diwali wished to u and ur family.
Ambika said…
That's such a brilliant idea!!! I feel so sorry that I did not see this yesterday, well, at leaast next diwali I can make these, Thanks!
Vrinda said…
Home made Diyas,WOW looks perfect,Belated Diwali wishes...
Pavithra said…
Looooooks gorgeous and perfect diyas shapes u have made.. Wish u happy diwali.
Deepti said…
Hey Renu,even my mom make these atta diya for some pooja but this baking idea is totally new...gr8 job.
Tina said…
So creative and innovative..Diya looks very cute.
Supriya said…
What an environment-friendly way to make diyas.. will try this next year during diwali :)
SriLekha said…
wow! looks interesting and wonderful!
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Happy Diwali .. Renu.. Diyas look fab...
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Sushma Mallya said…
wow so creative and really very interesting time will do like this only...hope u had a wonderful diwali
Gulmohar said…
awesome...perfect diyas..You have a beautiful blog...:-)
Great job Renu it was nice creation but it can be awesome if you add some color to diyas.
marilyn scott said…
wow, yo are so creative! thinking of using those dough as substitute for the small clay pot. That makes very creative diwali decorations for diya. Thanks for sharing the "recipe". Keep crafting.

Happy Diwali!
Anonymous said…
Hello Renu. Good work. Can we reuse these diyas? ...or are they one time use ones.? needed to know cuz, planning to make some. please let me know. Thanks much.
Renu said…
@ above:
The diya's are one time use only if you plan to put the wick and oil in the diya itself. It tends to burn (darken)around the burning wick. If you want to re-use diya, I recommend using it as a holder for tea light candles.
You can try my other diya post too. I made it from corn starch. I am using tea light candles in them. Here is the link

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