Eid Al Adha, the second of two Muslim major holidays, will be on September 1, 2017 this year and we need to get our house ready for visitors.
I wanted to keep it simple because back to school activities are in high gear with three girls going to three different schools this year. I decided to punch out some circles and use precut letters to pull this banner together in a few minutes time.
I saw these Martha Stewart baby felt stickers on sale recently and grabbed them right away because the sheep were so cute. And of course the moon and star design caught my eye. Can I be honest? I got more than one, but don’t tell my husband!
Tip: When you are making banners, always be on the lookout for large stickers that are mirror images of each other. This allows you to “bookend” the design between the letters.
I started by using the large hole punch to create 5 blue and 3 green circles.
I cut the green circles in half and sent them through the grass punch.
I added double sided tape to the green card stock and added it on top of the blue, towards the bottom. You will need two blue circles for the sheep and three to spell out E I D.
I lifted up a few blades of “grass” and added the sheep stickers, with the legs covered. This makes them look like they are frolicking in the grass. Make sure to have both sheep facing inward.
I added two holes at the top of the 5 circles, for the ribbon.
Making sure I placed the two lambs at the ends, I add all the circles to the ribbon.
I place the E I D stickers on the three blank inner circles.
My banner is done and ready to hang in my window to let my neighbors we are ready for Eid.
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