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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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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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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…

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Free Ramadan Printable – Nautical Iftar Invitation

Summer just wouldn’t be summer without trips to lake! Break your fast by the marina this summer with this festive nautical invite, a free Ramadan printable! Invitation folds up to reveal the greeting “Let’s Dine Together” leaving room for your handwritten note below. An anchor illustration on the right hand corner completes the nautical look.…

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Istanbul Inspired Cupcake Toppers

Unlike with North American holidays where holiday parties precede the actual holiday, Eid parties always happen after Eid takes place. They can’t take place before, because it would be Ramadan anyway. So because of this, often times it can feel as if Eid stretches out for a while. At least for about two weeks. My weekend…

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Fun Ice Cream Bowls for Ramadan

So today is the last Friday of Ramadan. Personally, I find Fridays really interesting. On my visits to Muslim countries, I’ve noticed that Fridays are a really big deal. Schools will let out early, stores will shut down, everyone rushes to perform the rites of a Friday. In some countries, Friday isn’t even a working…

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Vintage Milk Bottle Suhoor

When I was a kid, one of my favourite things about Ramadan was the pre-fasting meal/ suhoor/ sehri/ whatever you call it in your culture. As a kid I obviously didn’t fast, but I just thought it was really fun to see everyone in the house get up in the night to eat. I liked being…

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Bangles Decoration

So it’s been announced – for many Muslims around the world, Eid is tomorrow! In South Asian culture, the night before Eid is referred to as “chaand raat”, or in other words, the night when the moon is sighted. I remember while vacationing in Pakistan, once Eid was announced, everyone would rush out to the…

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Ramadan Tea Bags Free Printable

Have an iftar party to go to? Not sure what to take for your hostess? Make a little tea bags and cookies package. A box of goodies makes a nice hostess gift year round but since it’s Ramadan, you want to make it extra special. I think customizing tea bags is a really easy and…

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Paper Lanterns Craft

One day, while I was working at Chatelaine last summer, my boss asked me to craft a round paper ornament. She was inspired by a craft she saw at an event hosted by Michael’s (the craft store) in NYC. She gave me the how-to for this paper ornament and I set off to work.The round…