DIY ... Handmade Diwali Cards
This year I wanted to try out some new DIY ideas for the Diwali cards and came across some interesting options. Here's how I've tried to implement a few ...
- Stock Paper
- set of colorful craft papers
- set of other stick-on craft items
- scissors and glue
- colored pens for borders/writings
- Start with cutting your stock paper into cards of required size and shape. I've stuck to simple rectangular shaped cards.
- Decide on a theme, so that you can shortlist few items which depict that theme - here I've opted for Diwali, so I went for 'Diyas' - simple and apt for the festive season. Other common option can be flowers - which can pretty much suit any occasion.
- For other stick-on craft items I've used gold-red brocade laces to resemble the festive season. Alternate option would be to use colorful paper.This is for the borders.
- For generic decorations, star shaped gold-red colored stick-on's and shiny flowers or any other color/shaped stick-on's . This can be basically anything you like and something which would suit your theme ... :)
- Finally cut the colorful craft paper into objects of your decided theme. So I've cut some diya shapes from the brown colored paper and some flames from the orange/yellow colored paper.
- For generic theme - flowers, cut petals of different shapes and colors. You can also cut small flowers with five petals or basically any floral pattern of your choice.
- Once you've collected all raw materials - different border patterns, different detailing patterns and generic decorations, then its only about sticking them creatively on your cards.
- Start by sticking the decorative border, add detailing like 'diyas' or flowers and finish with generic decorations of your choice.
- Finally its 'Wishing you a Happy and Prosperous Diwali!!' inside the card and your good to go ... :)