This Diwali, convey your best wishes to your near and dear ones by sending them handmade Diwali cards.

How to Make Diwali Cards

Colorful and bright, vivacious and heartening, the festival of Diwali brings with it intense festive cheer that paints the entire atmosphere with the brush of goodwill. People light diyas, distribute sweets and visit their loved ones to spread the festive elation. However, if you cannot visit each and every friend or acquaintance on this occasion, sending them a beautiful Diwali greeting card is your best option. If you truly want to make someone feel special, then you can do so by making exquisite and personalized handmade cards for them. These can be either mailed or handed over personally. Though the market is filled with numerous readymade Diwali greeting cards, but they do not exude the aura of togetherness and bonding that your loved one will feel if you send him/her a personal homemade Diwali greeting card. Go through the simple steps of card making given in the segment below, with minimum and easily available materials. You will definitely enjoy making them, as your loved ones will cherish receiving them. Take a look!

Fabric - Photo Card

Materials Required
  • Any heavy Stock Paper (manila folder, mail envelops or old cards)
  • Pencil
  • Fabric Scraps
  • Photograph
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
Method
  • Take any old heavy paper item. It doesn't matter if it has already been written on or has something printed on it, since it will be covered up.
  • Now, place an open card on the heavy paper and trace its outline on it to obtain your card's shape.
  • Cut out this traced outline and fold the heavy paper so that it looks like a card.
  • Take a fabric scrap and after turning it over on the wrong side, trace the outline of your card on it. Cut out this traced area.
  • Take the picture that you would like to place on your card and cut it to size, so that it matches your card's dimensions.
  • Place this picture on the fabric that you had cut out earlier and trace its outline on the cloth. Remove the traced area from the fabric.
  • Following the earlier procedure, trace the window area from the fabric on the heavy paper card and cut it out.a
  • Finally, glue the picture on the window created on the card.
  • Using the glue stick, envelope the fabric around the heavy paper card to add charm and ingenuity to it.
Handmade Sheet Cards

Materials Required
  • Handmade Paper Sheets (in a variety of colors which are usually thick as a cardboard)
  • Lace Golden or Silver (few meters)
  • Glitter Tubes (for decoration)
  • Small plastic stickers of Goddess Lakshmi or Lord Ganesha
  • A few Chamkis and Kundans
  • Glitter Pens / Normal Pen
  • Glue
Method
  • To prepare the base of your card, cut out various rectangles of different sizes from the sheets of colorful handmade paper, as per your requirements.
  • Once you have cut out rectangles as per your need, fold them into half to give them a card-like look.
  • Now using a glue stick, affix golden or silver lace along the borders of the face of the card.
  • Glue the stickers of Goddess Lakshmi or Lord Ganesha at the middle of the card's front side.
  • To further enhance the beauty of the card, you can draw various diyas or religious motifs around the stickers and adorn them with kundans and chamkis.
  • Open the card and using colorful glitter pens, write endearing and genuine Diwali wishes.
  • Repeat the same procedure with the remaining cards as well.