Khatam Window Clings {Tutorial}

During Ramadan, we like to decorate with khatam window clings to give it a festive feel. This helps us remember how special this month really is to Muslims all around the world, including some of our neighbors, who may be walking by.

In the past we have made Arabesque window clings out of glue and glitter but today we wanted to try fabric paint.

Rather then put them in our window, we also changed things up and put them in a picture frame so we can keep playing with the layouts.

We decided to use the Khatam Friskers punch for our clings because this eight pointed star plays a significant role in Islamic culture and design.  It is also known as the khatim sulayman (seal of the Prophets) and can be found in the Quran.  If you don’t have a khatam punch, simply cut out two identical squares and glue them off set on top of each other.


Fabric or puffy paint
Sealed with a Star Fiskars punch*
11×14 picture frame
Plastic page protector

Punch out a khatam image and place it in the middle of your plastic page protector.  Outline and fill in thickly.

Move the cardstock around your page protector and make as many clings as you’d like.

Wait a few hours and peel off.  If it breaks anywhere, add more paint and wait a few more hours.

Place your clings on the picture frame in a design.

When you need to change things up, move them around for a totally new look!

Make them in one color, one color scheme, mix colors, the sky is the limit!

For more wall ideas, check out our Allah Monogram Button Art or Tissue Paper Allah Framed Art Tutorial or Mini Canvas Minarets Tutorial .

But if all of them are too much right now, you can always just pint out our Begin Everything With Bismillah Free Printable and simply put it in a frame.


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