Eid Al-Adha Decorations

In my last post I shared a couple cookie stenciling ideas with you using the cookie stencils that I received from Eidway. Along with the cookie stencils, Eidway also sent me cake stencils. Instead of stenciling a cake or some other goody, I decided to use the cake stencils to make Eid decor. Instead of just one, I’ve got two simple ideas for ya today: a pillow and a framed art.

Let’s start with the pillow…

I used home decor chevron fabric in gray and linen-like cotton fabric. I cut each piece into 10″ inch squares. For stenciling, I only used the Kabah (the most sacred site in Islam located in Mecca where Muslims perform their pilgrimage; Hajj.). First I placed my fabric on top of wax paper to protect my work surface. Then, I centered the Kabah stencil on top of the linen-like cotton, and stenciled it onto the pillow with black paint. I dabbed the paint with a sponge. Apply paint a little at a time.

Once the paint was completely dry, I sewed the front and back of the pillow together leaving a small opening at the bottom of the pillow for the stuffing. I stuffed the pillow and hand sewed it shut.

Lastly I embellished it with fabric rosettes in golden yellow print fabric and the gray chevron fabric. For a how to for the fabric rosettes, check out this post HERE.

Pillow is complete! Simple and cute, right?

Now for those that don’t own a sewing machine or don’t like to hand sew, this project can be even simplified further. You can easily use a store bought pillow. Just lay the stencil on top of the already stuffed pillow and dab on the paint. Easy as that!

Next I made a framed art using burlap and a golden yellow print fabric. For this project I used the lamb and the word Eid in Arabic calligraphy. Using a sponge, I stenciled on the lamb with black paint and then randomly dabbed gold paint on top of the black paint (again protected my work surface with wax paper). I only used black for the word Eid.

Next I placed the yellow print fabric into the frame. Since the backing of my $1 frame wasn’t securely holding down the fabric, I did glue down the fabric to the backing with a hot glue gun. I removed the glass (it was actually plastic:P) from the frame. Then I glued the burlap on top of the fabric.

Lastly, I embellished it with a fabric rosette and l finished it off with a ribbon. I looped the ribbon through the frame and knotted it off. Eid art is done!

Now my pillow and framed art are all ready to be added to my Eid Al-Adha vignette! Here’s a little sneak peak. ;)

Let me know what you think of today’s projects!

Once again, thank you Eidway for the stencils!

 

17 Comments

  1. October 8, 2012  8:41 am by Sophie Reply

    Very nice! I had the same idea to use the stencils not on cakes but on paper to make cards...
    And might we have a closer look on the sweet woolen sheeps? Thank you so much for the inspiration!

  2. October 8, 2012  9:02 am by sahara Reply

    Awesome idea! I'm in love with the pillow. :) I would have never thought to use a cookie/cake stencil to do that....but i guess a stencil is a stencil and it came out looking really nice.

  3. October 8, 2012  10:13 am by Violet Reply

    Amazing! Would love to be there at your first Crafting In-Home Party x Enjoy x And don't please post pictures of any crafts made x

  4. October 8, 2012  11:53 am by Crystelle Reply

    Fun.... The flowers really finish it off....

  5. October 8, 2012  11:57 am by Ahlam Reply

    This looks fabulous Maysem. I wish you sold your products! That could be something in the future! :)

  6. October 8, 2012  2:04 pm by Nikky Reply

    Well, another beautiful creation....I envy your sense of creativity, yes selling your items would be successful to say the least, something to think about for the future. Well done once again...
    Nikky

  7. October 8, 2012  4:04 pm by Rana Reply

    I love how these came out. I really want to try putting together done eid decorations this year.

  8. October 8, 2012  4:22 pm by Amy of while wearing heels Reply

    What beautiful decorations. I can't believe you used cake stencils to make the pillow and frame art embellishments. That is BRILLIANT. The flowers add the perfect finishing touch to both pieces. Really well done!

  9. October 9, 2012  1:55 am by ColleenB. Reply

    Beautifully done projects.
    The framed sheep art work would be adorable in a babies nursery

  10. October 9, 2012  8:48 am by sherry Reply

    This is a terrific idea and I like how they turned out, especially the lamb picture!

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  12. October 19, 2012  6:37 pm by jocieopc Reply

    So pretty. I'm actually getting ready to stencil some pillows myself! love it!
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  14. January 28, 2013  1:28 am by nita Reply

    really pretty!

  15. September 18, 2013  1:07 pm by ShAhnaz Reply

    Hi I really liked this decorations. I M trying to do this for one of my kid's In school. I was wondering about the sheeps. Are those hand made also.

  16. October 10, 2013  3:20 pm by Sam Reply

    Using Kaa'ba for the pillow? Wouldnt the cushion be tossed about?

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