Today I am sharing the DIY baby Krishna Outfit I did for V for last year’s Janmashtami. This DIY doesn’t require any stitching or paper crafts it’s using what you have at home to create a baby Krishna outfit for your little one!
Janmashtami is a Hindu festival celebrating the birth (Janma) of Lord Krishna. It is celebrated by dressing the baby boys or toddler boys as Krishna and baby girls as Radha. If you are dressing your little one as Krishna this year, keep reading the post for the tips.
DIY Baby Krishna Outfit for Janmashtami
To make a Krishna costume for your baby, you’ll need the following pieces.
- Peacock Feather and crown
- Mud pot/Matka
- Pearl or gold Jewelry
Here is what I used to dress V as lord Krishna last year; he was 5 months old; looking at all the pictures makes me emotional; he is growing up fast! For accessories, I re-purposed all my jewelry. I shared ideas for each item below-
For Dhoti, I used a dhoti from his Annaprasana Outfit. You can experiment with any color, there is no strict rule that you have to stick to a white or yellow dhoti
For tilak or bottu I used the colorful tilakam set I own; if you don’t have one, wet a matchstick and dip the backside into sindoor and use that for thilak or use a teardrop shape red bindi sticker; for white bottu, follow the same process and use Vibhuti instead of sindoor.
For armbands, I used my Champasaralu (ear chain); you can tie the hook to the hole with a thread to keep it in place.
For Matka or pot, I used a brass pot that my mom sent for our housewarming. Stuff the pot with a white dupatta or towel to give the impression of Makhan.
For Mukut, I used my Vanki (armband); he didn’t had much hair to secure it with bobby pins, so it kept falling down. I wrapped a Kanduva (scarf that came with my husband’s dhoti set) on his head as mukut, I don’t think I did a fantastic job wrapping it but if your baby have more hair, then using Vanki as Mukut is an amazing option.
I didn’t have a peacock feather, so ditched it completely; if you own one, attach that to the mukut before placing it on the baby’s head.
For the flute, I used a gold steel straw. Can you guess that from the picture?
For the necklace, I put my mom’s long pearl necklace with the chain facing the front and pendant to the back and one of my short pearl necklaces.
tada! you have a baby Krishna walking or crawling in your home. If you follow any of these tips to dress up your little one, let me know how it went in the comments below or tag me on Instagram so I can see it.
Link to the Banana placemats
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