ganesh chaturthi decorations ideas: Eco-friendly decoration ideas for Ganesh Chaturthi | Home & Gardening Tips
The most awaited festival of all Ganesha fans is just around the corner! In trying to follow the latest practices of buying the most expensive and scintillating idols, we often overlook the aftermath of this uninformed excitement. We ignore the fact that the Plaster of Paris (PoP) Ganpati idols take several months or sometimes even years to dissolve completely. Let’s reduce the burden on our Mother Nature and use clay statues painted with lead and mercury free colours!
We suggest few environment friendly tips that are only going to add to your classy home decorating skills this festive season:
This gives your guests a humble yet stylish welcome. Ceramic rangolis also add value to the decor aesthetically, functionally as well as environmentally. This modern floor embellishment can also hold diyas within the Rangoli and does not involve any synthetic colours.
Adding to the festive colours, these intricately designed carpets put before the Ganesh idol, adds to the traditional look while you perform aarti with your guests. You can either complement the subtle colour palette and texture you’ve chosen for your Ganpati or contrast the same with a vibrant combination!
You can make use of artificial flowers for decorations. Apart from looking almost real, they have an added advantage of sustaining the fresh look throughout the ten-day festival, and if you’re responsible enough, for the forthcoming occasions of this year!
Nothing can express beauty in subtlety more than a dainty string of fairy lights. Twist and mould them into any shape and pattern of your creative desire and watch the lights illuminate your home. Needless to say, these may be reused for your imminent Diwali decorations! Use these soft, yellow lights against the high-voltage LED bulbs and give your living room decor an elegant and environment friendly touch!
You can try a theme decor this Ganesh Chaturthi. One of the themes that you can try is decoration with pencils is a great and unique idea. It denotes the power of knowledge and writing and the blessings of Ganpati is what one seeks for this. And what more, the pencils are environmental friendly objects too.
Yes, go green and gather all those gorgeous plants to welcome Ganpati in your home this year! You can choose to create a background with tall plants like Bamboo sticks, pines and palms. For creating beautiful hangings, you can choose between Mona Lisa Red, Quicksilver, Scindapsus etc. Create pillar and make sit creative planters with flowering plants.
Show some love for colours and create a canopy of colourful dupattas. You can embellish it further with fairy lights and marigold garlands or strings.
Traditional decorations you can use
An interesting way to decorate Ganpati Sthaan, you can also make use of the puja essentials for Ganesh Chaturthi.
Mouli can be used to cover the pillars of the temple or as a string to hand various decoration items. It is considered auspicious and is an essential article for any puja. It is environmental friendly too.
Take some inspiration from Bollywood and try a completely ‘kalash’ themed decoration. Remember Jitendra and Sridevi in the popular song from Himmatwala? Recreate the magic with small matkas or kalash made of mud to decorate your ganpati sthaan this year. These colourful matkas are easily available and since they are made of mud, they are easily soluble in water and do not contaminate our water bodies.
Betel leaf or paan ke patte is another puja essential during Ganesh Chaturthi. You can create a canopy of these leaves which is auspicious and looks refreshing too. You can bead in betel nuts too to create an innovative canopy.
Last but no t the least, diyas made of mud look extremely beautiful and light the Ganpati sthaan like nothing else does. They are environmental friendly and look gorgeous too. You can decorate them or paint them in different colours and welcome your Ganpati with these bright diyas.
Nothing beats the pleasing fragrance of fresh flowers and the beauty they add to an area. Marigold or rose strings and garlands, you can make gorgeous canopies, rangolis and other decorations with these and please our Vighn Vinayak.