Now that we have our yarn wreath from yesterday, we needed a banner to make it ready for Ramadan with a hand cut banner greeting.
The phrase Ramadan Mubarak, (Arabic: رمضان مبارك) or Blessed Ramadan, is bestowed by Muslims to each other to wish each other a “Happy Ramadan” during their holy month of fasting.
I have seen these beautiful Ramadan Mubarak wood cut banners before and wanted to try my hand at making one. We had used a cereal box before to make an Arabic letter, so it seems perfect to try it once again.
My oldest teen worked on this project and I just helped with some of the tight corners. If you have a younger child, you might want to think about making the banner larger and giving them scissors instead of an Xacto.
- Baker’s twine
- Small hole punch
- Mechanical pencil with no lead
- Cutting mat
- Carbon paper
- Ramadan Mubarak print out
- Cereal box
- Gold paint
To start, you will need to make sure all of your letters connect with whatever font you use to type out RAMADAN MUBARAK. Since our capital letters did not touch, my daughter cut them out and then attached them with tape.
Next, she used the tip of the mechanical pencil to trace out the letters on the cardboard, with a piece of carbon paper in between.
Once the two words were traced my daughter used the Xacto to cut them out.
To help stabilize the connection between the letters, we added a little tape.
Next, we painted the words with gold paint.
The final step is to place holes so that the baker’s twine could be added. Our hole punch was very tiny, so we used a toothpick to help push the twine through.
Our banner is done and ready to be tied across our wreath.
And unless someone was looking super close, I don’t think they would even know that it started it’s life as a cereal box.
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Be sure to stop by A Crafty Arab on Pinterest to see more tutorials that teach about Ramadan.