For our SAMA FEST dinner we came up with colorful centerpieces that were easy to make and elegant. My friend made a multicolor peacock out of construction paper and had them color copied. I added the candle part. We found 3 royalty free indian designs and had it printed on gold Vellum paper ( available at any craft store). This acetate type paper is somewhat translucent so that when you put a light source behind it, it will shine through. We wrapped the vellum paper around a standard glass vase and added a matching ribbon.
When I printed the paper, the red was not as bright as I would like so went over it with a sharpie.
It almost looked like printed silk fabric.
For the hall decorations, my friend, AR, made multicolor peacocks out of fabric and glitter paper onto large poster boards. She then hot glued black ribbon to the back and we tied them to the pillars in the hall. Here are some of her beautiful creations.