Eid Treat Mini Bags {Tutorial}

Eid treat bag

Due to COVID19, I made only a few Eid treat bags for our neighborhood kids, instead of the hundreds I used to volunteer to make for our community holiday party.

I decided to spend a little time creating them and cut out each letter, then back it with tissue paper, to make it look like stained glass.

I added a little note inside the treat bags for the moms that they could put a tea light into the bag, once all the treats were gone, and use it as a decorative light. LED lights are best inside a paper bag, but any type of light or flame should never be left unattended around children.

My eldest daughter helped me cut out the letters and rated this craft as easy, once she got the hang of cutting.

Supplies

  • Treat bag
  • Letter stickers
  • Xacto
  • Tape
  • Tissue paper
  • Newspaper or mini cutting board
Eid treat bag

To start, my daughter took the letter D and adding pencil markings to the top and bottom to remind herself not to cut through. If she did not add these markings, then the middle of the D would fall out.

Eid treat bag

Then my daughter added a few layers of newspaper inside the bag, laid it flat and cut out the letters.

Eid treat bag

Now my daughter needed to figure out what size tissue paper to cut out to cover up all the letters. Once the tissue paper was cut down, she used tape to secure it in place, inside the bag.

Eid treat bag

Now our Eid treat bag was done and is ready to be filled with candy or non-candy treats. This photo also helps explain better how the middle of the D stays attached to the bag.

Eid treat bag

We played around with the placement of the letters, having some bags read from side to side, while others went from top to bottom.

Eid treat bag

If you enjoyed seeing how we made these simple Eid treat bags, be sure to stop by these other 30+ Eid Gift Cards, Party Favors, and Gift Wrapping Ideas {Resource}

Visit A Crafty Arab on Pinerest to see more educational DIY Eid crafts.

Eid treat bag

Eid Paint Chip Banner {Tutorial}

eid banner

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
eid banner

My daughter turned the paint chip over and drew out each letter to spell out EID MUBARAK, as large as the entire paint chip.

eid banner

Next, my daughter cut out each letter outline.

eid banner

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

eid banner

Now my daughter added the twine to the letters.

eid banner

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.

eid banner

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.

eid banner

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.

eid banner

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.

eid banner

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

eid banner

Eid Glitterific Decor {Tutorial}

Eid decor

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}

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

Eid decor