We loved making this Eid paint chip banner that will add some decor to our backyard party we will be having this upcoming weekend to celebrate Eid AlFitar.
Eid AlFitar is the holiday that ends Ramadan and Eid Mubarak (Arabic: عيد مبارك) is a common greeting shared that means Blessed Eid. My daughter and I love using paint chips to craft because it is a very inexpensive resource.
In fact it is free at our local hardware store, one of the few businesses that are open in our area due to COVID19.
We were in the store recently, picking up some new filters for our home, a project we take on each spring. We grabbed a few paint chip cards to bring home since the material is a durable type that can be left outdoors. We gathered a few other supplies to make the banner.
- Hole punch
- Baker’s twine
- Paint chips
My daughter turned the paint chip over and drew out each letter to spell out EID MUBARAK, as large as the entire paint chip.
Next, my daughter cut out each letter outline.
To add the twine, my daughter needed to add two holes at the top of each letter, yes, including the I.
Now my daughter added the twine to the letters.
This photo better explain why two holes are needed on each letter. If my daughter had only added one to the I, then it would have turned while it was hanging. Two holes helps keep the letters facing forward.
To really make the banner visually appealing, my daughter and I picked two colors that were close to each other on a color wheel, green and blue. We used one color on the word EID, and then adding the same color to the first letter of MUBARAK before gradually changing to the next color.
The look is very striking when the banner is hung together. If you try a different look, be sure to let us know as part of our Ramadan contest.
We used baker’s twine for this tutorial, however, if you do plan on using your banner outside like we are, you might want to think about using a thicker twine that is durable for outdoor use.
Stop by these other tutorials that use paint chips, in case you have leftover pieces