How to make Bandarwal/door toran at home

How to make Attractive Bandarwal/door toran at home for Diwali, house warming, festival.

How to make Bandarwal/door toran at home

“Main door of the house should be decorated in such a way that it ushers in positive energy.”

Everything of your home is connected to main door because it is the place through all the good energy enters your home. The availability of ample air, plentiful light, and most importantly, hygienic environment is essential. But why should you decorate the front door? It’s important because the decoration of your door may affect your health, happiness, wealth, energy, and prosperity.

One of the first pleasurable impressions the guests sees when approaching your house is the front door. More than a simple entry, your main door offers a preview of what guests will find when they step inside. Your main door should reflect the overall style of your home. It’s completely depends on you how you make it more impressive. Find out your preferred effect and use main door decorating ideas to accomplish that feeling.

Hello friends! Welcome back to Handmade Home decor ideas. I am back again with very beautiful home décor idea which is the part of tradition Hindu culture. Yes, I made bandarwal/Toran for my homes main door.  Torans/ bandarwal are used to decorate the main entrance of the home. The main idea behind decorating the homes is to please and attract the goddess of wealth, Lakshmi. These Torans/bandarwal are the first thing that welcomes guests. This can be hanged on doors as well as walls and can be used on many occasions like puja, festivals, house warming, marriages and inauguration.

This is traditional decorative hangings also known as bandarwal, refer to a decorative door hanging in Hinduism, usually decorated with marigolds and mango leaves, or a string that is tied on the door with the flower on it as a part of traditional Hindu culture in the occasion of festivals and weddings. A Toran/ bandarwal may feature colors such as green, yellow and red. They can be made of fabrics, metals or any decorative material.

Importance of hanging Toran/bandarwal –

Torans/bandarwal are used to decorate the main entrance of the home. The main idea behind decorating the homes is to please and attract the goddess of wealth, Lakshmi. The ethnic embellishments are meant to bring the good spirits to your home and wind off the evil ones.

Although you can buy beautiful Torans/bandarwal from market but when you put your creativity you can make unique designs as per your choice. Handmade is not a catchphrase, it is the actual and authentic representation of the good you are investing in – made by hand. Buying readymade products can feel cool but the prettiness of handmade things personalizes your quality and uniqueness is something to take pride in.

I made this Toran/bandarwal from the material which I had at my home. Let’s take a look what material I have used and how I made it.

Material used for Toran/ bandarwal:

  • Red and blue wool
  • Pompoms
  • Mirrors
  • Cardboard cutouts
  • Decorative material (pearls, Golden frill)

Toran/ bandarwal can be made of fabrics, metals, cardboard, flowers or any decorative material. Think beautiful designs and get your material ready. I had few colors wools, I chose red and blue color wool for Toran/ bandarwal. Choosing pompoms for Toran/ bandarwal was the best choice. The beauty of Torans was flashing its uniqueness after sticking mirrors on it. You can use any color wool and arrange them as per your choice.

Step 1:

Grab all the supplies before you start making this Toran. First and very important material is cardboard. To wrap the woolen thread I have used cardboard cutouts. I had red and blue wool at my home, so I used them in making this Toran. Many colors are available in wools, it’s completely your choice which color you want to use. You can make combination of red and yellow or orange and green also. Grab colorful wools and make the Toran/ bandarwal attractive as you want.

Make 10 square shape cutouts of cardboard. Wrap woolen thread on cardboard. Make five red and five blue cutouts.

Step 2:

Now it’s completely your choice how you make it more attractive. Just get pearls, beads and all the decorative material you have. We have to make 10 strings. Weave pearls and decorative materials into one thread to make 10 strings for Toran. Make it as per your imagination and choice.

Step 3:

Make a string of pompoms and pearls according to size of your door. Fix hooks on both the sides for hanging the Toran. Take all red and blue strings, tie them on the long pompom string and your door Toran is ready. Hang your Toran to the main door and enhance the beauty of your home.

Attractive designs of Torans add extra charm to festive decoration. This beautiful decorative Torans provide a unique and vintage look to your home and pooja room. You can also gift this Torans to your friends and family. It will be very auspicious gift for them.

Thank you so much for reading my article. I have posted few articles on how you can decorate you main door. You can also go through those articles. Festivals, house warming, marriage or any occasion, you will get an idea what to gift or how to decorate your home at my blog. Follow Smruti’s Art corner for more home decorating, creative and best out of waste ideas. Stay connected through comment box.

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Attractive designs of torans add extra charm to festive decoration. This beautiful decorative torans provide a unique and vintage look to your home and pooja room. You can also gift this torans to your friends and family. It will be very auspicious gift for them.

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In another article I have shown how I made a very ethnic and attractive Shubha Labha door hanging to add ethnic flavor to my sweet home. The auspicious words Shubha Labha is a traditional sign that stands for a warm welcome which gives charm to your guests when you place it at the entrance of your sweet home.

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