Come Diwali, Dussehra, Christmas or the New Year people always hang torans above the doors of their houses. Toran is a bit of decoration made with leaves or flowers or even paper. Nowadays, toran are also made of plastic. People from various parts of India make torans differently. But this is how a traditional toran is usually made:

Door Decor [Illustrations by Shinod AP]
Door Decor [Illustrations by Shinod AP]

The things you need:

  1. Mango leaves
  2. Cord
  3. Thread
  4. Needle
  5. Flowers

Step 1: Use a needle and thread to make a garland of flowers.

Step 2: Tie the leaves to the cord at equal distances from each other. In between the leaves, tie the garland.

The toran is now ready.

Step 3: Fix nails at the two ends of the door frame and tie the ends of the toran to it.

This is the traditional toran. Try to make different kinds using different materials. You can use paper balls, bells, streamers, cloth with patch work or even beads.

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