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Eid Al-Fitr

Ramadan Ideas: Turkish Style Cookie Tins Decoupage

Searching for Ramadan ideas? Empty cookie tins lying around the house? Transform your cookie tins into Turkish art! Using decoupage glue, create designs on your tins by cutting carnations and tulips from paper napkins. Tulips are native to Turkey and its nearby regions. Though we may now associate Holland with tulips the most, it was…

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Eid Al-Fitr Muslim Crafts

Perler Bead 8 Pointed Star

Adults and kids alike will enjoy this fun Ramadan craft. Make 8 pointed stars from Perler beads in bright cheerful colours befitting for summer weather. Islamic art heavily relies on geometry and Perler beads are a great medium to explore symmetry. Expand the 8 pointed star to create different flower patterns found commonly in Muslim…

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Eid Al-Adha

Geometric Eid-ul-Adha Party

We weren’t sure if it was a good idea to replicate something as holy as the Kaaba. So inspired by modern art and architecture, we designed a contemporary Eid-ul-Adha party featuring a cube. It’s reminiscent of the Kaaba but it’s not a replica of the Kaaba. Keeping it minimalist and modern, we designed this party…

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Eid Al-Adha Muslim Crafts

Holiday Movie Night

In North America, every holiday is accompanied with its fair share of holiday movies. They’re what spread festive cheer. In the spirit of Hajj, host a holiday movie night featuring, “Journey to Mecca: In the Footsteps of Ibn Battuta.” This short film, produced by National Geographic, documents the journey of Ibn Battuta, a 20 year…

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Eid Al-Fitr

Pompom and Macrame Eid Party

This Eid, I’ve designed an Eid theme inspired by my South Asian heritage. I call it, “Deck the Camels.” In India/Pakistan decorating camels is a really big thing. Just the way people wear new clothes and dress up on Eid, camel owners try to make their camels look extra special for Eid. Sometimes dressing up…

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Eid Al-Fitr

Ramadan Stardust Cake

Celebrate Ramadan with a simple yet beautiful cake! Make any dense chocolate cake recipe (check out the blog section for a roundup of chocolate cake recipes), place the printable template on top (download below), and dust some icing sugar through a sieve. Quick, easy, and festive! The stardust cakes features the 8-pointed star, a common…

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Eid Al-Fitr Muslim Crafts

Free Ramadan Printable – Samosa Bags

Every Ramadan I like to hand out treats to co-workers. It’s a Ramadan tradition I made up. Last year, I made M&M cookies which we handed out in these printable bags. The year before that, I handed out samosas to my co-workers at Chatelaine magazine. This year I’m doing samosas again – but with different packaging.…

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Eid Al-Fitr Muslim Crafts

Kilim Lanterns

This Ramadan, wow guests with these easy-to-make Kilim lanterns! Kilims are rugs woven by nomadic people all over the Islamic world; the kilims of North Africa, Persia and Anatolia are especially popular here in the West. Typically, women are weavers of kilims and the knowledge of the craft is passed down from mother to daughter.…

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Eid Al-Fitr Muslim Crafts

Free Ramadan Printable – Neon Iftar Invitation

Bright and bold, this free Ramadan printable is perfect for hot summer days. It’s too hot to speak in full sentences so this invitation card just cuts right to the chase, popping the question: “Iftar?” The card is double-sided keeping the design fun and casual. The back is where you write your specifics: when’s your…

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Eid Al-Fitr Muslim Crafts

Free Ramadan Printable – Nomad Iftar Invitation

Nomadic tribes in Central Asia weave some pretty cool designs onto textiles. This free Ramadan printable card is inspired by their craft and the common motifs found on their work. Cards fold open to reveal the greeting, “You’re Invited to Iftar!” Add in your party deets on the lines below. Click here to download the…