Patchwork Moon and Star Post-it Art {Tutorial}

When my husband and I got married 15 years ago, my mother in law gave me a beautiful handmade quilt as our wedding present. It is bright red and full of texture.  Well, I got it a few years later, but that is another story.

After the birth of my children, I was also given a handmade quilt, a different color for each girl.

Using these quilts as inspiration, we made art today as part of our #30DayRamadanCraftyProject (look for other art, crafts and free printouts from the last five years on Pinterest and Instagram).

The only difference is that instead of family heirlooms, this project is meant to be temporary and moveable. Just like our Khatam Ramadan Window Clings.

This is a great project for kids with short attention spans.  Or maybe even some adults who love to stick and restick Post-it notes all day?


Picture frame
Post-it notes in 3 colors

I belong to a great group on Facebook called Buy Nothing.   People in this group are always listing things for free and anyone can ask to receive them.  Recently someone offered up this gorgeous Keep Calm and Merry On frame and I snatched it up faster then you can say recycled art. It has been sitting in my garage since January waiting for this perfect project.
Open up your frame and take out the image.  Flip it over and draw out a crescent moon and star design with your pencil. It’s okay if you don’t get it perfect as you’ll be erasing it a few steps down.

Start cutting out your Post-it notes in rectangle, triangle and square shapes and place the sticky sides on your paper. We saved all the parts of the Post-its that didn’t have the sticky side on them in a baggie for another future project.

Keep cutting and playing around with your design until you are happy with it.  Once you feel done, go back over and erase your pencil lines.

Place your masterpiece back in the frame and hang it up on your wall.  Here is a close up of ours, doesn’t it look like a patchwork quilt?

If you ever get tired of the design, take down your artwork, remove the Post-its and start over.

And next time you are in Staples or Office Max, look around for other unusual art material. Be sure to stop by A Crafty Arab on Pinterest to see more fun tutorials to make that teach about the Arab world.




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