Introduction: Rangoli Stencil With Waste Plastic Casing

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We decorate our home with Rangoli during festivals. Most of the Rangoli designs are drawn by hand with colored Rangoli powders. It takes lot of time and patience. So I have tried to make a Rangoli Stencil with a left-over round plastic casing

Step 1: Clean Plastic Casing

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While we were carrying out some alteration works at home, the construction workers used Silicone sealant and left the empty plastic casing at our home.

I have used the casing to make the Rangoli Stencil

The inside of the plastic casing was not clean. So I have cleaned with soap water with an old tooth brush and rinsed in clean water

Step 2: Glue a Design Over the Plastic Casing

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  • I have searched for some designs to be used as stencil and found a small flower design in the net
  • Now I need to take a print out of these design to match the dimensions of the casing.
  • I took few printouts, wrapped them over the plastic casing and then adjusted the layout and size in the computer to suit the casing
  • The final printout is then glued to the outer surface of the plastic casing

Step 3: Drill Holes on the Design

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  • Once the glued design dries out, then small holes are required to be drilled over the paper and casing
  • My brother helped me and drilled holes with a Dremel Rotary tool on the design

Step 4: Cap for the Stencil

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  • One side of the plastic casing is closed and the other side is fully open.
  • When I added Rangoli powder in the stencil and start rolling, some of the powder spilled out through the openig
  • So I made a cap with card-stock to the suitable size

Step 5: Rangoli With Stencil

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  • Cleaned inside of the stencil with an old toothbrush and removed left-overs during drilling
  • Then filled 1/3rd of the plastic casing with white colored Rangoli powder
  • Place the stencil on a flat surface and then slowly rolled it
  • The Rangoli powder dropped through the holes and formed the flower design on the surface
  • You can continue to roll the stencil on the floor and form beautiful flower shapes in a row

Please see design made with the stencil in the last two pictures

Comments

This is a fantastic idea! The decoration looks beautiful!

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