Makara/Makar Sankranti, Uttarayan, Maghi, or simply Sankranti—also known as Makar Sankranti in West Bengal, Til Sakraait in Mithila, and Maghe Sankranti in Nepal, is regarded as the day the Sun enters the sign of Capricorn. We are going to read about some Makar Sankranti decoration ideas.
Numerous indigenous multi-day festivities are organized all over India when the Sun advances northward in the Hindu calendar, which is devoted to the sun god, Surya.
The day the Sun enters the Capricorn zodiac, which falls on January in the Gregorian calendar, is celebrated yearly.
This is the first day that the Sun has been in Makara Rashi (Capricorn).
The date of Makar Sankranti may vary somewhat since leap years add an extra day. On leap years, it falls on 15 January; otherwise, on 14 January.
To add more joy to your festival, all you need to do is to do something creative. You don’t always want to spend a little fortune on décor for Makar Sankranti.
And other times, you wish for something more distinctive and personalized to honor a loved one.
If you’re planning to decorate your house for month of Makar Sankranti, we suggest doing some DIY labor to get the decorations going. In this article, we have mentioned simple Makar Sankranti decoration ideas you can do at home.
5 Simple Makar Sankranti Decoration Ideas You Can Do at Home | DIY Décor 2022
Following is the basic Makar Sankranti festival decoration ideas you can do at home:
- Clay pots, plate and diya
- Acrylic paints
- Paint brush
Step 1: Take a clay plate, 3 clay pots and mouldit which works on them.
Step 2: Take clay pots and moldit and join it in a way shown below.
Step 3: Now, paint the plate with the colour of your choice. Here we are painting it red.
Step 4: Now, join the third pot as well.
Step 5: Now, take a diya and paint it as well.
Step 6: Now, take the shiny paint and paint the pots and paint the mouldit with the same colour. Now, take the lace of beads and glue them at the neck of the pots.
Step 7: Now, glue the plate at the corner. And paste the beads (better if white).
Step 8: Now, paste the beads on the Diya as well.
Step 9: Now, paste the string of beads at the top of pots. Now glue the pots from inside and paste the beads into it as they are falling out of it.
Kite decorative item
- Crafting paper
- Match box
Step 1: Take crafting papers of different colours. And cut them in a shape of small kites so you can paste them on the match box. Take a marker and draw the face on the kites as shown below.
Step 2: Now take the cover of match box and cover it with the coloured paper. Later, paste the kites on the match box as shown below and draw the string as well.
- Brown Crafting paper
- Green Crafting paper
- White cotton
Step 1: Take a brown crafting paper and roll it as shown below. Now, glue the end of it.
Step 2: Now, prepare two of a kind.
Step 3: Now, take the green crafting paper and fold it.
Step 4: Now, shred out the pieces of paper as shown below.
Step 5: Curve the sugarcane hair outwards with the help of scissors.
Step 6: Now, glue it from the center.
Step 7: Glue it from outside as well. Now, roll the sugarcane hair along the stick.
Step 8: Take the cotton and flatten it on your hand.
Step 9: Now paste the cotton on the sugarcane as shown below. Your sugarcane sticks are ready. You can paste them on the wall. Or decorate them wherever you want.
Kite wall hanging
- Wool of different colours
- Plastic canvas
Step 1: Take two different colours of wool of the length you want your wall hanging string to be of and give them pleats as shown below.
Step 2: Now, take a small cardboard or plastic board and tie the roll the wool over it 10-15 times.
Step 3: Now, remove it carefully and tie it from the top.
Step 4: Now tie the other colour of the wool as shown below and cut the ends evenly.
Step 5: Now, take a plastic canvas and knit the wool into in the form of a kite. Look at the pictures for your reference. And cut out the extra canvas.
Step 6: Take woollen piece you prepared insert 2 big beads into it and tie it to the plastic canvas.
Step 7: Tie another string at the top of the canvas and insert the bead at top.
Step 8: Now, prepare as many as pieces you want. And tie it or nail it into the string you prepared at the beginning.
- Crafting paper
- Kite sticks
Step 1: Take the craft paper and fold it as shown below and cut out the rest of the piece.
Step 2: Now, fold it. And from the center, take 1 cm horizontally and 2 cm vertically. And join it from the corner to the corner of the kite.
Step 3: Now, cut the part except for the rectangle.
Step 4: Now, take the stick and glue it vertically.
Step 5: Now, take another stick and paste it diagonally in the shape of a semi-circle. And fold the corners to protect the stick.
Step 6: Now, cover the sticks as shown below with tiny pieces of paper.
Step 7: Now, take blue small, squared shape crafting paper and small white paper and glue it together.
Step 8: Now, glue the small sticks at the end as well and cover it with kite tail you made.
Step 9: Now, make the cute faces on the kite. You can prepare as many as kites you want to.
Hopefully, you have found whatever you were looking for to make your Makar Sankranti decoration even more enlightened. Doing something creative yourself adds more joy to the decoration or the festival.
All the above-mentioned DIYs will give quite an aesthetic look to your festive decoration and make it more fun to celebrate.
Some DIYs are undoubtedly simpler to construct than others, we’re confident you’ll find something to fit your preferences, crafting time constraints, and ability level.
If you have any new ideas you would like to share with our reader, ‘s Comment below and let us know.