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Get the best DIY Mehndi décor ideas our favourite DIY décor inspiration

Published by Ashutosh Gindoria

 

Get the best DIY Mehndi décor ideas our favourite DIY décor inspiration

 

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Are you having a small, cute and intimate Mehndi function at your house? Isn’t it a great idea to DIY or create by yourself a few decor elements that will add a personal touch and can save you some big bucks too!

Here are some cool DIY decor ideas for your upcoming mehndi, which are easy and pretty!

 

Bangle Strings

All you need to do is collect all those bangles which you don’t use and tie them up to create a pretty colourful theme. You can even buy some bangles, and you’ll get them on very affordable rates from wholesale markets.

Let out your creativity and add something different and memorable like your family photos or pre-wedding shot snaps at the end of every bangle string. It will really add up to a memorable Mehendi.

 

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Tree Decor

Most of the Mehndis are organized in the garden or backyard & if you have a tree or two at your mehndi venue, it’s time to include it in your decor!  If it’s a day mehndi than decorate the Tree with marigold or anything else you can think about? If it’s a night function than brighten it up with those fairy lights which are totally in trend at almost every other wedding. You can even hang your favourite photographs from these trees using strings.

 

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Hand-painted Cute Little Tea Kettles

Now that you’ve finally discovered your creative side, why let the painter in you stay hidden. Get artistic and grab cute little kettles and paint them the way you like it. Add these beautiful pieces to give your own touch to the venue.

 

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Colourful Dupattas

Mehndi is the event where you get to play with a lot of colours. One of the straightforward yet unique Mehndi decor ideas you can DIY is vibrant dupattas hanging from walls ceilings, the seat or place where the bride will sit and everywhere else they’ll look fantastic! Choose bright and vibrant colours, which will add more to the vibrancy of the function.

 

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Rajasthani Kathputli (Puppets)

An extraordinarily traditional and classic yet fun DIY mehndi decoration idea is the Rajasthani Kathputlhi or puppets. Don’t get frightened, looking at their complicated structure. They’re not all that difficult to make. The magic here is in the bandhini cloth material, and the puppets don’t really need to look perfect.

 

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Glass Bottles

It’s time to seek all your buddies who love to chug in wine and beer, and there you have your mehndi decoration items. All you got to do now is to wash the stink off and fill the bottles up with water. Now place some amazingly gorgeous and fresh flowers in these bottles. You can now hang them by a tree or place them on tables.  Either way, bottles are sure to fancy up your venue and grab some eyeballs.

 

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Umbrella Decor

Why not create an arch or villa-like structure wth just umbrellas? The decor sounds quite tricky and tough, but in reality, it’s very easy to DIY. All you need to do is find a way to intact the umbrellas in a particular place and sew flowers like tassels around it. You can always get more creative and hang something else in place of the flower strings like bangles or pearled chains, anything you can work on!

 

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Bird Cages

Having a vintage themed mehndi ceremony? Birdcage decor is a unique, eye-catching and stylish decor idea. Throw in a bunch of flowers in your birdcages and voila. That’s all it takes to dress them for the Mehndi. These beauties! Should you wish to fancy the decor up a little, add some crystal strings.

 

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Arts & Crafts

Feel nostalgic and feel your school days by making your own pinwheels or origami cranes and decorate the space with your creativity. More vibrant, better!

Buntings

Make colourful buntings using cloth or paper and tie them in the ceiling or on the back of the chair. Looks tricky but they are relatively easy to create.

You can make rectangular-shaped buntings with printed fabrics.

 

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Fairy Lights

You need to pick up your fairy lights and tie them to have a starry ceiling.

 

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Mason Jars

Mason jars have been one of the hottest fashion in decor for quite a while, and they are super versatile and are readily available in the local markets (Chandni Chowk, Sarojini Nagar, Sadar Bazaar for wholesale products)

They work best as the centrepieces – tie a jute rope knot on it and fill it up with baby’s breath flowers.

Or stick a layer of burlap and lace and tie a ribbon knot and fill it with your favourite flower (sunflower maybe?). You can also complement it with a wine bottle or a candle.

 

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Colourful Indian Umbrellas

Using colourful Indian umbrellas is the easiest yet the most effortless way to decorate up your mehndi ceremony. Hang in some strings of marigold inside the rim of the umbrella.  Or place the umbrellas around your home or venue; either way, they transform the space magically.

 

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Candles

While bird cages can be a little expensive, candles are the most affordable of all DIY mehndi decor ideas you can come across. Use the different size variants that are available in the market. Get creative with the placement, patterns and height combinations.

Another cool idea is to draw mehndi designs onto the candles itself.

These candles will create the perfect setting for your mehndi ceremony.

 

 

Use Bold & Warm Colours for Mehndi Decor

 

Since the environment of a mehndi ceremony is very homely and casual; you can use brightly coloured fabric for mehndi décor. It will not only give the event an exotic and festive feel but will also add warmth and a lot of intimacy. One of the coolest ways of transforming the space for your Mehndi is by bringing in fun and bold colours such as fuchsia pink, lime green, yellow, blood orange and red. Using these colour schemes will also add warmth to your venue and will give a welcoming feel to your guests. Lately, we have seen a lot of neon being used as a colour palette for many mehndi functions. Neon is fun and funky!

 

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Cool Photobooths

Nowadays, the trend of Photobooths has wildly taken over wedding ceremonies. Everyone loves being clicked in these chirpy and awesome Photo booths which make any ceremony lively. They can be made out of the traditional marigold flowers, also known as gende ke phool, for a conventional Indian mehndi ceremony feel. It can be shaped like sunglasses, and few props could be kept inside, and people will surely go wild clicking pictures here.

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Traditional accessories

 

You can highlight the space with easily accessible and peppy accessories. You can use things such as pinwheels, colourful pots, kaleeras (Punjabi wedding kalire), temple bells, traditional Rajasthani puppets, lanterns and even colourful diyas. These accessories will completely transform the mehndi venue into a magical world.

 

Use Traditional flowers for Mehendi Decor

Traditional flowers are readily available and quite cheap as compared to western flowers. You can use marigold for adding good orange effect. Gerberas and Jasmine also look very calm and classy, which will make the venue even more beautiful. Your event space will look cheerful and colourful, as well as traditional and ethnic. Such a gorgeous combination!

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Rangoli

If you go on even more creative side, Rangoli is the best way of doing Mehndi Decor. It beautifies the entire venue with its colours and designs. Coloured Sand, glitter, flowers and paints can be used to make beautiful designs at the entrance or central hall of your venue. You can also make a pattern using a lot of small rangolis all around the venue.

 

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Thank You, Favours

 

What’s the best way to impress guests than DIY their thank you favour? Just wrap chocolates in printed fabric and tie it with jute rope or lace or ribbon.

 

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Mehendi designs will grace the bride’s hands, and with these DIY ideas, you can now grace the whole ambience. Wish you a beautiful Mehendi ceremony. Happy Mehndi!

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