Eid Saeed Table Runner Tutorial

I’m a little short on time today, since it’s a typical Monday.

I don’t know
about you guys, but since the bank, post office and all other such places are
closed on Sunday, it seems that Monday’s to do list is longer then any other
days!

Today’s 30 Day Ramadan Crafty Challenge has to be a quick and easy one.

Eid Saeed Table Runner Tutorial by A Crafty Arab

Today I thought it might be fun to decorate the table where we eat dinner.
We made a festive table runner out of crepe paper.  The little Eyptian man and woman above are wood figures I picked up in the Egyptian souk.  I wish I had written down the artist’s name!

Eid Saeed Table Runner Tutorial by A Crafty Arab

Supplies
Crepe paper
Scissors
Tape

Eid Saeed Table Runner Tutorial by A Crafty Arab

Start by cutting out five long pieces of crepe paper. We didn’t really
measure, we just wanted to make sure the ends were long enough to be covered by the place mats.

Eid Saeed Table Runner Tutorial by A Crafty Arab

Then cut off five pieces of shorter crepe paper to go in the other
direction.

Eid Saeed Table Runner Tutorial by A Crafty Arab

Weave the shorter pieces in the longer pieces to create a basket weave
design.

Eid Saeed Table Runner Tutorial by A Crafty Arab

Tape down your edges.

Eid Saeed Table Runner Tutorial by A Crafty Arab

You are done!

We started with just the simple design that you see in the second picture,
but then wanted to use up some of the letters we used in our I Love Allah This Much craft. It turned out that the blue was a nice contrast to the yellow and
white. The crescent moon and stars are made from a craft punch I have.  “Eid Saeed” means Happy Eid.

Eid Saeed Table Runner Tutorial by A Crafty Arab

Okay, I’m off to run my errands. Thanks so much for MyIslmaicLife for her
purchase from my shop (and the reason I’m headed to the post office)! 🙂