DIY Diwali Cards Tutorial

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Diwali is the festival of lights and one of my favorite celebrations of all time! Make and share these DIY Diwali Cards with your loved ones and enjoy!

You guys know I love making handmade cards, and Diwali is no different. These DIY Diwali cards will walk you through the steps showing you how to create one at home with supplies you probably already have!

DIY Diwali Cards

I really miss Diwali time in India. All those lights, fire crackers and sparkle! I want to take the girls to India for Diwali next year. That should be fun! Meanwhile I will I think I will go and flip through our India trip album.


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DIY Diwali Card

Here are all the supplies you might need. Affiliate links have been used. Which means that if you make a purchase I might earn a small commission without extra charge to you.

• Original Stationery Arts and Crafts Glitter Shake Jars, Extra Fine, 24 Multi color Set  ——
• Nuvo Crystal Drops – Glow Drops – Blue Crush, Shocking Pink, Banana Split and Apple Sour   ——
• Kuretake Gansai Tambi Water Colors,​ 36-Color Set  ——
• Tonic Advantage V Blade Trimmer 12  ——
• Canon PIXMA MG3620 Wireless All-In-One Color Inkjet Printer with Mobile and Tablet Printing, Black  ——
• Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue, 1.69 Ounce, Single  ——
• Strathmore 400 Series Watercolor Pad, 9  ——
• Royal Langnickel Ultra Short Sable/Camel Brush Set Super Value Pack  ——

DIY Diwali Card

Step 1: Print out the coloring cards. You can download these FREE printable Happy Diwali Cards here. You might want to print a few extras because your kids might want to color a few and give them to their friends as well!

DIY Diwali Cards printable

Step 2: To make my card feel a bit luxurious, I used watercolor paper instead of regular cardstock. I simply trimmed a sheet of watercolor paper (that I pulled out of my sketchbook) to measure the regular paper 8.5 by 11 inch size. You could print these onto any kind of speciality or handmade paper too. A heavier paper will make the card fancier. Using a trimmer, trim the print out in half to make two cards.

DIY Diwali Cards make at home

Step 3: Next, lets add glue and prepare for the glitter! Any clear or white glue will do. I like this Tombow Aqua liquid glue because it has this pen tip that is great to use here.

DIY Diwali Cards

Step 4: Then using a needle or a toothpick carefully spread the glue in the letters. Make sure that there are no air bubbles in the glue as well.

DIY Diwali Cards handmade

Step 5: And then pour the glitter all over the glue. This moment is SO much fun! It will be getting messy later, but this moment is what its all about.

Also, side note, this was the first set of glitter I bought way way ago and all the bottles are still more than half full. Have any of you ever actually finished a bottle of glitter you own?

DIY Diwali Cards glittered

Step 6: Tap the card gently to remove the excess glitter and make sure to pour all that glitter back into the bottle 😉

DIY Diwali Cards glitter

Step 7: Let all the glitter dry overnight and then the next day wipe the glitter on the card carefully with a Swiffer cloth of any kind of soft towel.

Then add some color to the card. For some reason that day, I wanted to paint, so I pulled out my Gansai Tambi watercolors.

DIY Diwali Cards tutorial

Step 8: Finally I finished off the cards with some Nuvo Crystal drops. These are great to add dimension and color to your card. Keep these away from your kids though, my daughters can use up one bottle in a day!

DIY Diwali Cards diya

DIY Diwali Card print at home

And that’s it! Our DIY Diwali cards are ready! You can customize these to match any color scheme you need.

TIP: If you squint a bit and look closely, the left card with the Nuvo Crystal drops purple circle has tiny cracks on it. When applying Nuvo drops you want to apply a thin even layer. If you add too much it will crack while drying. I went back and fixed it by adding another thin layer on top- but had to photograph these before the sunlight dimmed for the day.

DIY Diwali Cards print at home

It is really difficult to capture the dimension + sparkle of glitter on the camera, this is the best shot I could get. I LOVE how shiny and sparkly this turned out.

So go get crafty now my friends and enjoy making a few DIY Diwali cards yourself. Share your crafts with me, I would love to see your art!

DIY Diwali Cards gold

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