We’re only a couple of days away from Eid ul Adha people – it’s crunch time. For some reason, I feel like Eid ul Adha is celebrated with a lot less enthusiasm compared to Eid ul Fitr and that is just pants. I’ve been trying to make sure the kids enjoy Eid this time around just as much as they did Eid ul Fitr and one of the things I got them excited about was bunting!
Sure, you can buy Eid bunting relatively cheaply and be done with it, but it’s a LOT more fun to make your own. You could then keep it to use year in and year out or pull out to show the kids what they helped to make years from now. Creating this bunting is so easy, I almost hesitate to call this a ‘guide’.
All you will need is:
- Glue or white tac or whatever adhesive you want to use that will not bleed through paper
- String, ribbon or twine – whatever you want your bunting to hang from
- A stapler
- Eid Mubarak letters – print these using my free printable
- Scrapbooking paper or any coloured paper that you’d like to use
Here’s what you’ll need to do:
- Start by printing out this bunting template and cut out the triangle.
- Choose your coloured paper and the order you’d like the prints to appear. Then, using the bunting template as a guide, trace the outline of the template and cut out 10 triangles.
- Cut out the Eid Mubarak letters using the circle guides in my free printable and place them on your triangles. Lay them all out on the floor, check that you like the arrangement of colours and letters and then once you’re happy with it all …
- Glue everything to the triangles – this is where the kids can help and will really enjoy glueing the bits of paper. (Excellent opportunity to recap the alphabet here)
- Once you have your individual triangles ready, fold down the top part. This is marked ‘Fold’ with a dotted line on the template. Turn the triangles over, interlock them and staple them together so they all stay together. The staples are usually never visible unless you’re using plain white paper, so don’t worry about them. If you’d rather not staple – you could always glue them together.
- Then thread a piece of twine throughout the triangles and glue it underneath the fold in various places. I used ribbon for my Ramadan banner but decided to use twine this time.
- Add embellishments. I used some silver foil stars, you could use paper tassels or anything else you have lying around.
- Hang it up! I love using easy stick-on hooks from Poundland – they don’t mark the walls when you pull them off and are so affordable at 6 for £1!
I hope this guide has been helpful for those of you who would like to create your own decorations. This took me less than 30 minutes to make, the kids got involved and it’s a fun, inexpensive way to mark Eid in your home. If you try this, I’d love to see your photos – please tag me on Instagram (@imanblogs), Facebook (@andthenshesaidblog) or Twitter (@imanblogs) – Eid Mubarak to you and yours! <3