The typical traditional rangolis were made by powders on the floor. But like all other traditions, the rangolis too has been updated to suit the needs of the 21 st century human. Floating rangolis are a result of this creation. In the modern-day, the women in urban families are working too. So nobody has the time required to make a complete rangoli. So what they do instead is buy rangoli stickers, either digital or handmade with rhinestones. They stick these stickers upon the floors and they serve as effective rangolis. One step ahead in buying the plastic floating rangolis that you can float in large terracotta bowls of water.

Different Types of Floating Rangoli Designs:

Let’s see how to draw the floating rangoli designs with different materials in different patterns.

1. Heavily Ornamented Floating Rangolis:

Floating rangolis with a large number of rhinestones in varying colours forming concentric circles or flower petals are one kind. These may look too gaudy for some, but serves the purpose for the others. They have an essentially traditional look and more glaze and shine than the simple powder rangolis of the old days.

2. Beautiful Floating Rangolis:

Floating rangoli patterns need not be simple circles or flowers. They can be creative designs with varying shapes and curves too. All that you need to do to make a floating rangoli is to make your design upon thick plastics so that they’ll float when laid out on the water! Often floating candles are added to these to make them more attractive.

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3. Floral Floating Rangolis:

Floating rangoli designs in the shape of flowers with more rhinestone flowers within also look great. Stones of vibrant purple, gold and white colours add a shine to the design that makes it more alluring. These designs are simple and yet look elaborate. This is their beauty.

4. Traditional Floating Rangolis:

Floating rangolis in the traditional shapes with stones decorating the borders of the designs look great too. the patterns are simple geometric shapes arrange in artful ways. These rangolis can be floated in large terracotta bowls with flowers and Diyas and other such supplementary adornments.

5. Simple Floating Rangolis:

Simple floating rangoli designs include small circular arrangements of varying coloured rhinestones. These can be made to float in small glass bowls with flowers and Diyas to add to their charm. The colours used can include red, blue, green or the typical gold and white, with a candle in the dead centre.

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6. Small Flower Floating Rangolis:

One of the typical yet beautiful floating rangoli designs includes small circular flowers made of rhinestones. Each of the flowers has a different base and makes use of different colour combinations. Then a set of six or eight flowers are made to float together in a large bowl. They look elegant and pretty.

7. Red and Blue Stone Floating Rangoli:

A floating rangoli with a red rose shaped candle in the middle and a red, bluestone decorated circular border surrounding it looks excellent! It’s easy to make and exceptional to look at. These designs are available easily in the markets.

8. Star Flower Shaped Floating Rangoli Designs:

Floating rangoli’s in the shape of a starflower are also a common idea. The borders of these flowers are made by sticking small rhinestones. The big ones are used to do other detailing and decorations. Adding Diyas along the side is an added benefit.

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9. Beautiful Floating Rangoli Designs:

Beautiful rangoli designs with the typical Indian swan-shaped petals and a central circle is another great idea. Again small stones are used to make the border and other stones of varying sizes and colors to adorn the shape further. These rangoli designs look great whether they are floated along with Diyas or alone.


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