DIY Diwali Card: Make it with your kids!

Diwali is the festival of lights and one of my favorite celebrations of all time! Enjoy this DIY Diwali card tutorial and make a few special cards for your loved ones

You guys know I love card making, and Diwali is no different. These DIY Diwali cards are a quick and easy craft! Check out more Diwali Crafts ideas like How to Make a Clay Diya at Home, How to Draw a Diya in 4 Easy Steps and 5 Happy Diwali Photos

DIY Diwali Cards

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Supplies Used:

Original Stationery Arts and Crafts Glitter Shake Jars, Extra Fine, 24 Multicolor 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 Inkjet Printer 
Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue
Strathmore 400 Series Watercolor Pad
Royal Langnickel Ultra Short Sable/Camel Brush Set


DIY DIWALI CARD Step by Step Tutorial:

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 specialty 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. I pulled out my Gansai Tambi watercolors and added color.

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:

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

DIY Diwali Cards print at home

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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