The festival of Diwali is not just about deity worship, firecrackers, sweets, and holidays, rather it provides one and all an opportunity to spread Diwali cheer as well as catch up with relatives and friends. Usually during the festive season, people visit the homes of their near and dear ones to exchange gifts with them as a token of their love and affection. However in today's dynamic world scenario, you cannot visit all of your friends personally; therefore, sending them Diwali cards is a wonderful idea to let them know how special they are to you. Besides e-Diwali cards and readymade cards, you an also make Diwali cards at home. These will definitely convey your warm feelings to your loved ones. Like all other Indian festivals, people exchange greetings and greeting cards on the occasion of Diwali. Friends, couples, relatives and family members exchange Diwali wishes on this occasion. Some of the easiest ways to make enchanting and colorful Diwali cards at home are mentioned in the lines below. Read on.
How to Make Diwali Cards at Home
Mosaic Diwali Card
Sending Diwali greeting cards to near and dear ones on Diwali is an age old tradition.
- Black Card Stock
- Paper (in different colors)
- Glue Stick
- Letter Stickers or Die Cuts
- Glitter Glue Pens
- Keeping in mind the size of the card you want, cut and fold the black card stock in the shape of a card.
- Gather together some multicolored shimmering scrap paper or card stock. Although all colors are fine, but the dominance of yellow or gold would be better.
- Slice the scrap paper into small pieces, around 1/8 inches in size. You can keep them square or cut them up in random shapes but make sure that different shades of paper do not get mixed.
- Using a pencil, with a light hand, draw an outline of an earthen lamp (diya) on the black stock paper and draw the flame of a diya in teardrop shape.
- To give a shimmering effect to the flame, glue the sliced pieces of yellow or gold paper within the boundary of the flame. Glue the pieces in close proximity, leaving the slightest hint of the black shade, glancing from underneath.
- Now by affixing other colored scrap paper pieces with glue stick, decorate the rest of the lamp in the same way.
- To write “Happy Diwali” on the top of the front of the card, use letter stickers or die cuts.
- Instead of writing the greetings, you can print your Diwali message on a piece of light shaded paper.
- Cut it to the size of your card and paste it inside the card on the black card stock.
- Your Diwali card is ready to be gifted.
Simple Diwali Card
- Card Stock
- Lace or Cloth Scraps
- Glitter Glue
- Glue Stick
- Pictures or Stickers of Lakshmi and Ganesha
- Metallic Ink Pen (in gold or silver)
- Taking the card stock of any color that you like, cut in into a rectangular shape and fold it into half to give it the shape of a card. The size of the card will depend on your preference.
- Now using glue stick, paste the pictures of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha on the face of the card. If you are not able to find any good images of the deities, then you can also use their stickers, which are easily available in the market. Both these deities are considered very holy and are worshipped on the day of Diwali as the bestower of wisdom, wealth and prosperity.
- To further decorate the card, collect scraps of lace or cloth and glue them along the boarder of the card to cover all four sides. However, while doing so, keep in mind that the lace or cloth is hanging ½ inch over the border of the card.
- To enhance the beauty of the card, add your personalized greeting on the face of the card using glitter glue.
- Once the front has dried off, continue writing your best wishes for your loved ones inside the card using gold or silver metallic ink pens. To further decorate the interior of the card, you can use Diwali-related stickers or metallic beads and glitter glue.
- Allow the glue to dry off completely, before you present your card to your loved ones.