TOP 3 RANGOLI DESIGNS + USEFUL TIPS FOR BEGINNERS

TOP 3 RANGOLI DESIGNS

Almost all the time, we start drawing rangoli, I will always get into competition with my sisters for who is filling the design first. We will take different colors to fill different areas of the design. So, we end up completing it fast and we will have fun too! So nostalgic! Here are the top 3 rangoli designs and useful tips for beginners. Read more!

 

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Simple Rangoli

Hey folks, Welcome back to Diarytale!

One among many things that come up in our mind, when the calendar pops up the upcoming festivals is “RANGOLI”. For those who do not know about rangoli, here are the details!

 

The one common tradition, followed by different festivals, in different seasons, among different states, all over India is RANGOLI!

Rangoli is an art, similar to mandala/zentangles, that is drawn on the floor. This is often considered as a way to welcome good luck. So Rangoli is drawn in every house of India for almost every festival. The festivals particularly like

  • Diwali
  • Pongal
  • Sankranti
  • Onam
  • Holi, etc,

It also provides a way to decorate our houses during festive times. In Tamil Nadu, rangoli is drawn for all the 30 days of the month, “Marghazhi”. Likewise, each state has different stories. This Rangoli is been practiced from generations to generations.

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Simple rangoli designs for festivals.

Do not forget to comment me down, which rangoli design you liked the most among the three.

 

TIPS FOR BEGINNERS!

 

Some of the basic and efficient tips are as follows.

  1.  PATIENCE

For doing rangoli, patience is much-needed. The more the complex the rangoli design, the more the patience needed. So initially, for uniform filling, symmetrical shapes, neat finish, patience is essential.

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Patience needed while filling the rangoli designs.

    2.  CHOOSING DESIGNS

I always suggest planning before execution. Yes, choose the design beforehand or if you have any designs in mind, draw and practice in a paper, before you could draw on the floor. It helps us in many ways like it saves times, avoids mistakes, and you can go with the flow!

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Practice designs on paper.
  1. USE CHALK PIECE

After finalizing the design, start drawing using chalk piece on the floor. So you can easily erase and correct the mistakes!

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Use chalk piece initially.
  1. NO RULES

There is no particular rule to follow. You can draw your own designs, freehand. Also, you can expand your rangoli by adding layers, making it bigger. Or you can simplify, by drawing basic shapes and patterns. It is always your choice. Here is the video of how to draw a simple rangoli.  

  1. DECISIONS ON THE FILLINGS

You can choose whatever you want to fill your design.

 

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Filling the design.

Most commonly,

  • Flowers,
  • Colour powders,
  • Rice,
  • Salt,
  • Paints,
  • Coloured sand,
  • Readymade stickers, etc

Are used for filling the designs.

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Dried color powders.
  1. COLOURED POWDER

If you choose colored powder to fill in your designs, like me, then you must dry them before using. Because the sellers will sell it as wet powders. The wet powders cannot be applied smoothly, as it will be sticky. Whereas the dry powders can be applied uniformly.

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Drying the wet color powders.
  1. THREAD TECHNIQUE

To draw big circles symmetrically on the floor, use thread technique. It is described neatly in this video.

 

How does it work?

First, you should add chalk piece on either end of a string. Then, hold one end of thread firmly and place it in the center point. Now draw a circle by moving the freehand around the center point. Voila! Circle, done!

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Thread technique.
  1. WHITE OUTLINES

 

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Before outlines.

Always do the white outline part at the end as the final step. It will highlight your design and cover the mistakes done while filling. And do prefer thin white lines for a neat finish.

 

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After white outlines.
  1. SQUEEZE BOTTLES & GLOVES

You can also use squeeze bottles to draw outlines or to do fillings if you are allergic to artificial color powders. You can also use gloves to prevent staining from the color powder.

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Squeeze bottles can be used to fill/outline the designs

    10. FILLING TECHNIQUE

  Always start filling the interior part of the rangoli designs. Because it makes an easy way to complete your rangoli designs without smudging. 

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Start filling the design from the interior part.

     11. SPARKLES (optional)

Finally, you can add glitter to give the sparkling effect. And it is totally optional.

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Simple rangoli design.

I hope, I have provided some useful tips, an idea about Rangoli and simple designs for beginners. If you liked it, comment below. If you have any other tips, do share with us.

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Have a good day!

 

6 Replies to “TOP 3 RANGOLI DESIGNS + USEFUL TIPS FOR BEGINNERS”

  1. U nailed it!!! I loved reading your post 😍😍😍

    1. Preethi Anandan says: Reply

      Thank you so much @Lawanya 🙂 Your comment made my day!!

  2. Swathi anandan says: Reply

    Great work @diarytale

    1. Preethi Anandan says: Reply

      Glad that you liked it @swathi 🙂

  3. Superb…… Very cute pics… Love it….

    1. Preethi Anandan says: Reply

      Thank you @srinihti 🙂

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