How to Make a Floral Om Wall Hanging for Diwali

Flowers bring an elegant finish to this symbol representing the divine universe just in time for Diwali.

October 25, 2021

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DIY Floral Om Wall Hanging for Diwali
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Originating in India, rangoli is a form of art where patterns and shapes are created on the floor or entrance of the home out of materials such as colored sand, powders or flowers. This modern take on the art form is a blooming floral Om — a symbol representing the divine universe. Place on the floor, tabletop or wall for a do-it-yourself Diwali decoration.

Materials Needed

  • foam board
  • 40-45 faux flower blooms
  • hot glue gun + glue sticks
  • craft knife
  • pencil
  • clear fishing line
  • scissors

Cut Out Shape

Lay a large foam board length-wise and draw a two-inch-thick outline of an Om, using as much of the foam board as possible (Image 1). Using a craft knife, carefully cut out the Om shape (Image 2).

Attach Flowers

Using the hot glue gun, place a drop of glue on the back of a flower head and press it onto the foam board (Image 1). Continue gluing flowers until the entire Om shape is covered. Next, trim away any excess visible foam board (Image 2).

Finish & Hang

To finish, cut a 12-inch-long piece of clear fishing line. On the back of the floral Om, place two dots of hot glue about five inches apart (Image 1). Attach the ends of the fishing wire to the glue (Image 2) and set until dry. Finally, hang or place your festive creation indoors or out (Image 3).

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