Eid Tissue Paper Art {Tutorial}

We love to use tissue paper as a medium for our crafts because it is so inexpensive.

In fact I got the package that we used today from the thrift store for a few dollars and it will last us the rest of the year.

We have used it on Star and Mosque Banners, Making a Soos, a Crescent Moon Puff DiscPaper Lanterns and most recently our Allah Framed Art. There are another half dozens tissue paper crafts on Pinterest also.

Today as part of our 30 Day Ramadan Crafts Challenge we used tissue paper again to create Eid Art.

Plastic mat
White cardstock
Yellow cardstock 1/2 inch wider
Cut various sizes of stripes from different colored paper. For the letter D, we folded a piece over and cut half of a U shape. We also cut two 1 1/2 inch squares for out Khatam 8 pointed star.

Play around with your paper until you get a design you like.

When you are happy with the design, layer a thin coat of Mod Podge on your white cardstock. It’s always best to do this over a plastic mat.

Lay your colored paper over and add another thin layer of Mod Podge. Keep adding and layering your cut tissue.

Layer your two cut squares over each other for the Khatam star.   Add a thin layer on the yellow cardstock.

Evenly place your white cardstock over your yellow and add a final thin layer over the entire masterpiece.

Let it dry for a few hours.

Your art work is ready. You can

-punch a whole on top and hang it on your front door
-place it in a picture frame and hang it from your wall
-laminate it and use it as a placemat
-put it in an oversized envelope and mail it as a gift
Stop by these other ways to decorate for Eid
Be sure to visit A Crafty Arab on Pinterst to see more Ramadan crafts.


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