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Lighting ideas to pep up your home this Diwali

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Diwali Photo: Getty Images

With Diwali round the corner, every corner of the nation is prepping to deck up in lights and festivities. Here, Onmanorama brings you some easy, DIY ideas to spruce up your home décor this festive season. And guess what, it’s all eco-friendly.

» Fruit lamps

Fruit lamps Photo: Getty Images

To convert fruit peels into aromatic lamps, slice an orange into two hemispheres and remove the pods. Make sure that you retain the wick-like white stalk inside the fruit. Fill this half with oil. Cut out a star pattern from the other half. After lighting the orange lamp, cover it with the star lid to see the magic of light. You may also try making similar lamps with lemon peels.

» Seashell lamps

Seashell lamps Photo: Getty Images

Old seashells can be made into beautiful candles that can replace traditional 'diyas;. Pour molten wax into the shells along with a wick and voila, they are ready.

» Old bottles

Bottle decorations Photo: Getty Images

Old glass bottles can be arranged along with string lights to create a perfect hanging lamp. They will look amazing for an outdoor setting.

» Paper-cup lamps

Papercup lamps Photo: Getty Images

Use paper cups to cover normal string lights. You may also fold a color paper in desired shapes and use it as a shade to give normal lights a colorful twist.

» Bangle 'diyas'

Bangle diyas Photo: Getty Images

Old bangles can be stacked up and used as 'diyas.' Bangles can act as frames for molten wax and with a wick dipped it in, you get a classy-looking 'diya'.

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