Thursday, July 28, 2011

1st Sharing, Tanya anurag

Remember my post about SHARE??...So here I am sharing our first blogger friend , very talented Tanya Anurag of My World...My Space.

Here is a post about 'Tanya Anurag' by Tanya herself.

"Hello Everyone! I am Tanya from My World... My Space and I am really happy to be here at Designing Life. Sonam has filled this virtual space with colors and creativity, which inspires all. I thank her for having me here, today. It gives me a great chance to connect with all of you and take you to 'My World... My Space'.

I have always had this love for art and creativity. I believe, I have it in my genes! I paint. I love to sit with all the craft supplies (mostly trash) and come up with something new every time. I have recently started gardening. I blog and I read a lot of blogs. I pin. I cook. And I enjoy driving my husband crazy with my weird ideas ;) 

I recently posted about the Diwali Decor I did at my place last year! Sonam of Designing Life saw it and asked if I would like to share it for her readers. I quickly said 'yes' because I love to show-off *wink-wink*. Here's what I did for Diwali.

rangoli and candles

On the left is the 'Rangoli' I made using Foam Glitter Sheets. Yes, glitter sheets! Rangoli has always been my favorite part of Diwali... more than sweets… more than crackers!! For me, Diwali decoration without rangoli is unimaginable. The traditional Rangoli powder could not be used because of the carpeted floors everywhere. I had to think of something else. The answer was these sheets!

bought these from a dollar store

It is easy to draw on and cut these sheets. Just sketch the design on the back side of the sheet using a ball point pen and cut it. Stick the pieces together on a large piece of paper. Cut off the left over paper and your Rangoli is ready!
I would recommend to start with some easy designs.

  • While drawing the designs, it is important to remember to draw the mirror reflection of the desired pattern.
  • Some of these sheets have peel-off adhesive layer at the back. This cuts down the use of glue. 
  • If you cut a big piece and it does not fit in the small space, you can easily squeeze it to fit. I did that almost all the time.
  • What's best is you can get a pack of these sheets at Dollar Store.

The candles were really easy to make. In fact, the mothers can take it up as a project with their kids. I simply painted the tea-light candles with acrylic paint. Once the candles were dry, which hardly takes a few minutes, I made the design on it using the glitter tubes. It took me almost half an hour to give the plain-white tea-light candles a new life J

Don’t they look beautiful. Days after Diwali, the candles are still used everywhere in the house for decoration.
If you liked this post, do stop-by at My World… My Space and have a look at all the other things I have to share. See ya!!

Thank you Sonam for having me here"

-Tanya Anurag

What you doing this Diwali?
So share your creative ideas in the blog land.


  1. What lovely creations! also Thank You for dropping by my blog and becoming a follower. I am flattered


  2. Looking forward to all the new versions of this idea. Thanks again for having me here, Sonam :)

  3. Lovely !!!! how very innovative ! love the candles too


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