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How to Decorate Coconut for Indian Wedding

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You can decorate coconuts for Indian wedding at home by just glueing stones, gods' idols and pictures on it, or writing the names of bride and groom. There are however different ways to decorate coconuts for hindu marriage, they depend on the Indian region where the wedding is celebrated, and on personal taste.

At oneHOWTO we talked about how to dress for Indian weddings and sangeet night. In this oneHOWTO article we will suggest you several ways to make coconut decoration for marriage. Coconut is not only used in Telegu weddings, but in other parts of India as well, whether as part of the engagement ceremony, the offerings, matli etc. The new trend is that the wedding nariyal, wedding kobbari bondam, shifal, should not be plain or lightly decorated. It should be stunning, like the rest of the wedding decorations. A good coconut decoration idea is to adapt the wedding coconut decoration to the dress or the overall space decoration. There are some stunning coconut decorations for weddings available for purchase, the problem is, they tend to be expensive. Since it is so easy to decorate coconut for engagement or wedding, there is no reason why you shouldn't decorate coconut for marriage yourself. A decorated coconut is also a special gift you can give to your marrying friends, as it shows you took the effort to make something nice and trendy yourself. Read the following article to discover how to decorate coconut for Indian wedding.

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Coconut decoration for Hindu marriage

Coconut plays a central role in many Hindu rites of different parts of India. Weddings are auspicious occasions, so coconuts are often present. Coconut represents fertility in ancient Hindu rituals, so what better occasions than weddings to exhibit one? In some parts of India coconuts are placed on a pot, in others the bride gives it to the groom, in some regions the bride carries the coconut while going towards the fireplace at the mandap, sometimes the coconut is part of the engagement party's offers. Some use dry coconut, others green coconut. In Telegu weddings, the brides carries the Kobbari bondam (green decorated coconut) in her hands as a blessing.

Since coconuts are so popular in Indian weddings, these days coconut decorations are super fashionable and are becoming increasingly embellished and intricate. We will now teach you some ways to decorate coconut for Indian wedding at home.

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Shrifal decoration for wedding

Look at the shrifal decoration picture below the instructions and read carefully to make this shrifal decoration for Hindu weddin.

What you need:

  • 1 dry coconut
  • a medium size paint brush and a small thin paint brush
  • scissors
  • golden chiffon or satin
  • one long chain made of red small pearls
  • one longer chain made of diamond-like stones

Instructions

  • clean the coconut
  • cover it in glue with the help of the medium sized brush
  • carefully cover the coconut with the golden cloth very tightly. Cut the cloth when you finish and adjust so that it is tight
  • with the thin brush, apply a line of glue around the coconut, starting from the bottom and all around the vertical side of the coconut. You have to follow the line where the decorations will be applied (look at the decorated coconut in the picture)
  • glue the red pearls chain along the glue line and cut at the end
  • apply more glue with the thin brush on the sides of the red pearls chain
  • glue the 2 diamond chains on the sides of the red pearls chain, where the glue is
  • repeat the same process for the other decoration. Our suggestion is that the second decoration be made in 2 steps, so when the chains rich the top of the coconut and encounter the previous decoration, you stop and cut the chain, then start again on the other side. This is so that the 2 decorations do not overlap

As simple as that! You decorated a coconut for Indian wedding. Now let's see 2 more ways to decorate coconut for marriage.

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Nariyal decoration for wedding

So you are looking for more ways to decorate coconut for Indian wedding at home. The nariyal decoration for wedding in the picture below the following instructions looks really good, and will be perfect if the bride's dress is deep red with little diamonds and glitter.

Here is how to make this nariyal decoration for wedding:

What you need:

  • one coconut
  • a medium size paint brush and a small thin paint brush
  • silver foil
  • lots and lots of small stones in red and diamond/silver color plus a few bigger ones in orange or gold
  • a small artificial flower with lace to tie it
  • red lace
  • your favourite God's little idol

Instructions

  • clean the coconut
  • cover the coconut in silver foil and make a pointy kind of stick with silver foil at the top of the coconut
  • paint a lotus flower starting from the bottom of the coconut, if you are not good at drawing, cut one from a newspaper and follow its borders to paint your coconut
  • cover the coconut in glue with the help of the medium sized brush
  • carefully cover the glue covered silver foil on the coconut with the little diamonds leaving the lotus flower plain. Also leave a few other spots plain and glue the bigger orange stones there
  • glue the idol at the centre of the lotus flower
  • cover the rest of the lotus flower with the red stones
  • cover the pointy part of the silver foil on top of the decorated coconut with the red lace tightly
  • tie the artificial flower on the pointy part on top of the coconut

Wasn't it easy to decorate coconut for Indian wedding? While coconut decoration for Hindu marriage is very popular, there is a region that is particularly famous for coconut decoration, particularly green coconut decoration for marriage: Andhra Pradesh. In the next step we will see coconut decoration for Telegu wedding.

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Coconut decoration for Telegu wedding

In our tutorial on how to decorate coconut for Indian wedding we could not miss coconut decorations for Telegu weddings. Below is an example of green coconut decoration for marriage, homemade. This is called kobbari bondam decoration for wedding.

When it comes to decorating wedding kobbari bondam, we always recommend leaving the background as it is. Green coconut has such a beautiful color that it would be a shame to cover it all. This wedding kobbari bondam in the picture might look impossible to make, but there is a trick. Unless you are a professional painter, you can just buy a sticker with a Hindu God scene and decorate your wedding kobbari bondam according to it.

In the same way as we explained before, apply the sticker on one of the flattish parts of the coconut and with the help of a tiny brush, glue little diamonds and pearls, decorating all around the sticker. It will look amazing, guaranteed!

Now that you know how to decorate coconut for Indian wedding, and you saw how easy it is, you can look at some coconut decoration ideas.

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Coconut decoration ideas

When it comes to coconut decoration ideas for weddings, the sky is the limit! Here are a few:

  • writing the names of the bride and groom in glitters
  • add Swarovski for a more sophisticated coconut decoration for Hindu marriage
  • add gajras
  • intricate laces all around the coconut
  • apply a sticker with the picture of the bride and groom
  • make a swan, duck or peacock with your coconut
  • cover the coconut in velvet

Now you know how to decorate coconut for engagement, how to make coconut decoration for Telegu wedding, you got some coconut decoration ideas, and you know all about how to decorate coconut for indian wedding!

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