Eid al-Fitr, the holiday marking the end of Ramadan, is not that far down the corner. Soon the Eid decorations will be going up! This year I made a Eid garland to go along with the rest of the decorations.
I had purchased these wooden pennants from Pick Your Plum a few months ago. If you are not already familiar with Pick Your Plum, I highly recommend that you familiarize yourself ASAP!
Along with the pennants, I also gathered some scrapbook paper that I thought would be perfect for my Eid garland.
If you’ve been following my blog, you might know I’m a big fan of Mod Podge. Just love the stuff!! So of course that’s what I used for my garland. I cut out the scrapbook paper to fit on each wooden pennant and Mod Podged the paper on.
You guys also know how much I love my Silhouette. Just check out my cutting mat for proof! For as much as I do mention it, my poor Silhouette never gets an appearance on my blog, so I decided to give it it’s first debut… In action! I chose two different fonts for Happy and Eid in the Silhouette software, then sent them to my Silhouette to cut. It’s that simple! Then I Mod Podged the letters onto the pennants.
I wanted to give my pennants a vintage look, so I thought it would fun to distress the edges. However I didn’t have distressed ink and I just wanted to work with what I already had hand. I did have a brown ink pad, so I decided to give that a try. I applied it around the edges of each pennant with a foam paint brush. I was pleased with the outcome. It looks distressed, don’t ya think? :D
I did put one final coat of Mod Podge to seal in the ink.
Lastly, I looped jute through the pennants and tied ribbon and lace between each pennant.
The inspiration for this garland was actually Pick Your Plum! When I purchased the wooden pennants from Pick Your Plum, in one of their images, they had shown a Happy Birthday garland that had the letters of the two words alternating. I loved how fun it looked, so I decided to do the same thing with my Eid garland by alternating the letters of Happy and Eid. However since there are less letters in Happy Eid, I added two blank pennants to complete the alternation.
I love my new Eid garland! What do you think?
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