Accordion Ramadan Decor {Tutorial}

We have a buffet in our living that we like to decorate for different occasions. Now that Ramadan has started, we decided to create new watercolor artwork to celebrate.

 

This tutorial combines two other posts from past projects.  We used the accordion inspiration from I Love Allah This Much Eid Card and color inspiration from this canvas.

 

I made this with my middle child the tween, and she said she would rate it as hard because of all the xacto cutting around the letters.

 

Supplies
Cardstock
Pencil
Paintbrush
Xacto
Doublesided tape
Regular tape
Watercolor cards
Watercolors
Palette/water

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I had gone to the library and printed out two sizes of the word Ramadan in 450 font and 500 font.  My daughter used the xacto to cut out all 14 letters.

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She then opened up the watercolor cards and painted the same pattern on four of the cards.

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I gave her no guidelines or rules, simply set down the paints, water, brush and walked away. I love the way she combined the colors.

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She let her watercolors dry and outlined her smaller font letters backwards on the cards. This way, when she cut out the letters, they will be in the correct order.

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At first she had cut out the larger font letters backwards from the cardstock, but the letters didn’t line up exactly.

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So we tried again, this time only cutting the outlines.  She then flipped the watercolor paper over and added double sided tape.  Next she added the larger font cardstock cutouts to the watercolor letters.

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She flipped everything over and cut out the outlines and inside of the letters.

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For the last step, she added a strip of regular tape to connect the four card cutouts to each other.

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Here is what our final piece looked like

To see what else has been on our buffet, visit

Begin Everything With Bismillah {Printable}

Allah Monogram Button Art {Tutorial}

Stop by A Crafty Arab on Pinterest to create more Ramadan crafts with us.

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