Eid Paint Chip Banner {Tutorial}

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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.

Supplies

  • Pencil
  • Hole punch
  • Scissors
  • Baker’s twine
  • Ruler
  • Paint chips
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My daughter turned the paint chip over and drew out each letter to spell out EID MUBARAK, as large as the entire paint chip.

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Next, my daughter cut out each letter outline.

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To add the twine, my daughter needed to add two holes at the top of each letter, yes, including the I.

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Now my daughter added the twine to the letters.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Stop by these other tutorials that use paint chips, in case you have leftover pieces

Arabesque Paint Chip Coasters {Tutorial}

Moon & Star Paint Chip Earrings {Tutorial}

Visit A Crafty Arab on Pinterest or 99 Creative Eid Projects for more resources about Eid

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Eid Glitterific Decor {Tutorial}

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Now that Eid AlFitar is only eight days away, and Ramadan is coming to a close, we made this glitterific decor to get our home ready for a celebration.

This Ramadan has been difficult, as we have not being able to share it with family or friends due to the COVID19.

Taking a little extra time to decorate our home for the holiday will not only cheer up our home, but also allow us to spend some time together being creative.

After, we will share our art work with our family in a virtual call, making them feel as if they were in our living room, enjoying the decor in real time.

Two of my daughters helped with today’s craft, not because it was difficult, just becuase they found out that they really enjoyed spending time together.

Supplies

We started to paint the letters with the glitterific paint, but soon realized the letters needed a base color first. So we also added these colors to all four wood pieces: Bright Pink to the E and it’s frame, Lime Green to the I and ti’s frame, Perfect Purple to the D and it’s frame and Cloudless to the moon/star and it’s wood square.

After those colors had dried, my daughter added Glitterific to all the letters and the moon/star shapes.

Each of the frames, and the wood square, received a coat of the ColorShift paint.

We set everything out in the sunshine to dry for a few hours, then we glued the moon and star shapes to the wood square.

It is very difficult to capture on camera how fun and dimensional the paint makes the decor. The ColorShift paint looks like it is shimmering, while the glitter sparkles in the sunlight.

Our decor is ready for our mantle, and our next weekly family virtual call.

If you enjoyed learning how we made this Eid craft, stop by these others

Elegant Eid Decor Letters {Tutorial}

Eid Gold Nuggets Decor {Tutorial}

Eid Creative Projects

Be sure to visit A Crafty Arab on Pinterest to see more.

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Gallery Glass Persian Suncatcher {Tutorial}

We crafted this Gallery Glass Persian suncatcher, inspired by a 12 pointed star shaped tile from the city of Khargird in northeastern Iran.

We got the idea from a follower on Twitter, who had commented after our Nesting Khatam Mobile {Tutorial} auto posted, that it reminded them of this tile that is now housed in The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

My daughter and I spent the afternoon looking at various 12 pointed star shapes before deciding we were going to try to make our own into a suncatcher.

Supplies

The Gallery Glass bottles have a very big opening for the pour, so I purchased these bottles with a very small opening. This helps to make the lead lines thinner.

We placed some of the lead into the smaller bottle and then took a little time to practice drawing lines with the new tip.

My daughter placed the 12 point tile printout inside the pocket folder. I added some blue tape to hold it down inside a picture frame, but this is optional. I thought it would help my daughter keep the piece flat, while giving her the ability to turn it.

Now my daughter started to outline the suncatcher with the lead, then filling in the space with colors after. If a bubble occurred while she was working, she used the needle that came with the small bottle to pop it.

After the entire suncatcher was finished, my daughter set it in the sunshine for a few hours. She waited for the colors to change their tone, as you can see from the blue below. She then added a second layer.

We set the suncatcher on a flat surface to dry for a few hours, then slowly peeled it off the pocket folder.

Our beautiful suncatcher, inspired by a star‑shaped tile with interlaced design that once graced the walls of the west iwan (vault) of the Madrasa al‑Ghiyathiyya, a religious school completed in 846/1442–43 in the city of Khargird in northeastern Iran, is now done and ready for our window.

If you enjoyed seeing how we made this suncatcher, stop by these others

Allah Gallery Glass Suncatcher {Tutorial}

Recycled Na’layn Suncatcher {Tutorial}

Eid Gallery Glass Cheese Tray {Tutorial}

be sure to stop by A Crafty Arab on Pinterst to see more.