Eid Paint Chip Banner {Tutorial}

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We loved making this Eid paint chip banner that will add some decor to our backyard party we will be having this upcoming weekend to celebrate Eid AlFitar.

Eid AlFitar is the holiday that ends Ramadan and Eid Mubarak (Arabic: عيد مبارك‎) is a common greeting shared that means Blessed Eid. My daughter and I love using paint chips to craft because it is a very inexpensive resource.

In fact it is free at our local hardware store, one of the few businesses that are open in our area due to COVID19.

We were in the store recently, picking up some new filters for our home, a project we take on each spring. We grabbed a few paint chip cards to bring home since the material is a durable type that can be left outdoors. We gathered a few other supplies to make the banner.

Supplies

  • Pencil
  • Hole punch
  • Scissors
  • Baker’s twine
  • Ruler
  • Paint chips
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My daughter turned the paint chip over and drew out each letter to spell out EID MUBARAK, as large as the entire paint chip.

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Next, my daughter cut out each letter outline.

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To add the twine, my daughter needed to add two holes at the top of each letter, yes, including the I.

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Now my daughter added the twine to the letters.

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This photo better explain why two holes are needed on each letter. If my daughter had only added one to the I, then it would have turned while it was hanging. Two holes helps keep the letters facing forward.

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To really make the banner visually appealing, my daughter and I picked two colors that were close to each other on a color wheel, green and blue. We used one color on the word EID, and then adding the same color to the first letter of MUBARAK before gradually changing to the next color.

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The look is very striking when the banner is hung together. If you try a different look, be sure to let us know as part of our Ramadan contest.

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We used baker’s twine for this tutorial, however, if you do plan on using your banner outside like we are, you might want to think about using a thicker twine that is durable for outdoor use.

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Stop by these other tutorials that use paint chips, in case you have leftover pieces

Arabesque Paint Chip Coasters {Tutorial}

Moon & Star Paint Chip Earrings {Tutorial}

Visit A Crafty Arab on Pinterest or 99 Creative Eid Projects for more resources about Eid

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Paper Lantern Chain {Printable}

Ramadan lantern chain

I created this paper Ramadan lantern chain printable for my daughters to have a little fun decorating our mantle space and window sills for Eid.

These adorable little lanterns can be printed on colored paper or plain and then decorated with markers or not. My daughters were only limited in their imagination.

I let them have the file, gave them access to the paper printer and let them get to work decorating our home.

I have been in the kitchen busy baking a few different types of Eid treats to get ready for Eid AlFitar next week. This will help give them something to do until it was time to decorate the treats.

Supplies

  • Ramadan lantern print out {below}
  • Scissors
Ramadan lantern chain

Print out the Ramadan lantern and cut out the rectangle at the bottom. Fold it on the grey lines.

Cut out the lantern shape, making sure to leave a connection at the bottom and middle of the lantern. To help my daughters hold the folded piece of paper, I gave them paperclips to use.

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Now your lantern chain is ready to be opened and decorated. Print and cut out more, then attach them to each other with tape. See if you can create a whole chain around your room!

Ramadan lantern chain

Here is our first completed chain, up on our mantle. Be a little creative with your design and make sure you share it with us to win prizes this month.

Ramadan lantern chain

Print out your own paper Ramadan lantern chain here.

Stop by these other printables, sure to keep little hands busy while caregivers are baking for Eid:

Arabic / Ramadan Arabic English Crossword {Printable}

Ramadan Date Palm Cootie Catcher {Printable}

Visit A Crafty Arab on Pinterest to see more activities for Ramadan and Eid.

Ramadan lantern chain

Eid Glitterific Decor {Tutorial}

Eid decor

Now that Eid AlFitar is only eight days away, and Ramadan is coming to a close, we made this glitterific decor to get our home ready for a celebration.

This Ramadan has been difficult, as we have not being able to share it with family or friends due to the COVID19.

Taking a little extra time to decorate our home for the holiday will not only cheer up our home, but also allow us to spend some time together being creative.

After, we will share our art work with our family in a virtual call, making them feel as if they were in our living room, enjoying the decor in real time.

Two of my daughters helped with today’s craft, not because it was difficult, just becuase they found out that they really enjoyed spending time together.

Supplies

We started to paint the letters with the glitterific paint, but soon realized the letters needed a base color first. So we also added these colors to all four wood pieces: Bright Pink to the E and it’s frame, Lime Green to the I and ti’s frame, Perfect Purple to the D and it’s frame and Cloudless to the moon/star and it’s wood square.

After those colors had dried, my daughter added Glitterific to all the letters and the moon/star shapes.

Each of the frames, and the wood square, received a coat of the ColorShift paint.

We set everything out in the sunshine to dry for a few hours, then we glued the moon and star shapes to the wood square.

It is very difficult to capture on camera how fun and dimensional the paint makes the decor. The ColorShift paint looks like it is shimmering, while the glitter sparkles in the sunlight.

Our decor is ready for our mantle, and our next weekly family virtual call.

If you enjoyed learning how we made this Eid craft, stop by these others

Elegant Eid Decor Letters {Tutorial}

Eid Gold Nuggets Decor {Tutorial}

Eid Creative Projects

Be sure to visit A Crafty Arab on Pinterest to see more.

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