Eid Sewn Paper Garland {Tutorial}

Today for our Ramadan crafts 30 day challenge, we sewed a paper Eid garland, another super easy craft with only a few materials.

You can use as much paper as you want to make the paper garland long, but for this blog, we just made a short one to show you how super easy it is to make.

The whole craft from start to finish took less than half an hour.


Blue and yellow card stock
Paper slicer
Sewing machine

Cut your 8 1/2 x 11 card stock in half lengthwise with the paper slicer.

Mark the half way point on the short end of the 4 1/4 x 11 paper with a pencil all the way down.

Using the paper slicer again, cut your paper in 1 inch strips.

Run the paper through your sewing machine on the pencil marks.  Alternate colors and leave a 1/4 inch gap between the paper.  I couldn’t take a photo of me sewing this part as it’s hard to run the sewing machine and take a photo at the same time, so this is what it looks like when you are all finished.

Tie off the end. Hang your paper garland outside to welcome your guests to your Eid party. Or you can lay your garland on the table for a fun table runner!

I think the next time we might add stickers or use our moon and star punch out or cut out the strips with decorative scissors to add a little something special to our garland.  The sky is the limit since it’s paper.  Have fun with your own creation!  To create more fun DIY crafts, be sure to visit A Crafty Arab on Pinterst.





I am a Libyan American who creates art to promote a positive image of Arab and Islamic culture.