Making Diwali Cards
- Any heavy stock paper (manila folder, mail envelops or old cards)
- Fabric scraps
- Glue stick
Feel free to recycle old heavy paper items such as the posterboard that was
used because the paper will be covered anyway. Posterboard like the kind
used in this example, works great, too. Use an opened card by tracing around
it to obtain your card stock (figure A).
Fold the heavy paper into a card.
Turn a fabric scrap over to the wrong side and trace the outline of the
card. Cut out this piece.
Cut out a picture that will show through the window of your card, place
this it on the card-size fabric and trace the outline (figure B). Remove
that small area from the fabric.
Trace the window area from the fabric onto the card, then cut that area out
of the card stock.
Attach the photo to the card stock with a glue stick, then attach the
fabric to the card stock. This will give your card depth and dimension
To prepare a Diwali greeting-card, cut squares of colorful construction paper
into very small pieces; then store each color in a separate section of an
Next, fold a 9" X 12" sheet of black construction paper in half.
On the front of the resulting card, use a pencil to sketch a simple Diwali
picture; then "color" the sketch by gluing the construction-paper
pieces, mosaic-style, on the card. Glue sticks work best for this step.
Position the pieces so that small amounts of black can be seen between them,
resulting in a stained glass look. Finally, glue a white piece of paper
inside the card; use a fine-tipped marker to write a Diwali message.