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Ramadan Moroccan Lanterns <3

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The days go by so fast now, can’t believe its almost been a week since the start of Ramadan! Inshallah here is finally the template (yes, for free!) with these cute little Ramadan Moroccan inspired paper lanterns for you to download <3

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018cf103172fbc862e572f2b17132dac5f9b906b32 Cut out the “doors” and inner decor first with an x-acto knife / hobbykniv. The first model is a bit trying, it will take some time to cut out all those small shapes, but it’s worth it in the end inshallah 😉 The second model is a bit easier to start with. Cut out the entire piece and score with a bone folder / falsben along the dotted lines.

Decorate the windows with tissue paper and then glue the lantern together, all done! AND, please don’t use real tealights inside! I recommend you use led lights instead, much more safe inshallah.

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Ramadan suncatchers – Free download!

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Salaam Aleikum,

I’m so happy to share this template with you for Ramadan crafts, with or without kiddos ;). Cut out the shape with scissors or x-acto knife (use the knife for the “windows”, it is really hard to cut out a nice shape using the scissor). Cover the windows with tissue paper (if you want) and hang in the window. I hang mine with fishing thread (I don’t want the thread to show).

 
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Date truffles and free download Ramadan Mubarak gift tags

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Salaam Aleikum,

Second day of Ramadan has arrived alhamdulillah. I have planed different activities with the kids during Ramadan, some small tasks (new one every day) and other bigger projects which will continue for several days inshallah. This was our project for the second day, Date Truffles! I have planned to make these for several years but never got around to do it. Now I don’t understand why because they were so easy to make alhamdulillah. 
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Here is the recipe for Date Truffles (about 30-40 balls depending which size you make):

500 g dates

40-50 g butter

2 tbsp cocoa powder

(1 tbsp cinnamon powder, if you like it)

1 tsp vanilla essence

Pick out all the seeds (my kids also did this together with me, if you do the same make sure that there are no seeds in the mix before you blend it!). Mix the dates with all ingredients, start by cutting the dates with a scissor (if you don’t have a powerful blender like me 😉 ) and then mix the dates with a blender. Mix through the paste with your hands to make sure it’s  smooth and nice. Shape round balls and coat them in cacao powder.

Put the truffles in a cellophane bag or a cute box, decorate the bag with a ribbon and a Ramadan Mubarak tag. Give them to family, neighbors or friends inshallah : ) Bismillah!

You find the pdf for the Ramadan Mubarak tags at the bottom of the post 🙂
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Ramadan countdown – Free download calendar

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Now I have finally finished these Ramadan countdown (to Eid!) calendars alhamdulillah. They come i three different languages; English, Arabic and Swedish : ) There are two different color themes, pink-orange or blue-teal. Just print it out and put it up with some tape (looks even better if you have some colorful washi tape at home) and start the counting 😉

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English – Ramadan Countdown (blue teal)

English – Ramadan Countdown (pink orange)

 

Arabic – Ramadan Countdown (blue teal)

Arabic – Ramadan Countdown (pink orange)

 

Svenska – Nedräkning till Eid (blå turkos)

Svenska – Nedräkning till Eid (rosa orange)

 

 

 

Ramadan crafts! Free printable Ramadan Mubarak Garlands

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Salaam Aleikum,

Alhamdulillah Ramadan is closing in, may Allah let us experience this blessed month! I have worked on some Ramadan freebies for you and I’m so happy to finally put them up here on the blog. First up is three different sets of Ramadan Mubarak Garlands. They come in different colors but the theme is still flowers : )

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I will find the .pdf templates at the bottom of this post inshallah. Cut out the circles (either by hand or using a paper punch in 3″ / 8 cm wide), punch out or cut out those small holes at the top and put a ribbon or string through the holes. Ramadan Mubarak dear sisters and brothers! <3



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Ramadan Mubarak garland 2015 2

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DIY decorations and crafts for Eid – A little craft update :)

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Salaam Aleikum,

Its been a while for me to write something in here and yes it has been a busy year for me. We had a short but wonderful trip to Malaysia last year, when I came home I got my hands full with kids, school, home and everything else in life. And lets face it, I’m not really a blogger : ) I post a lot on IG but here I’ve been very lazy making updates. My school is finally over for this term and summer is here, well, at least my summer vacation ; ) Ramadan is also around the corner, alhamdulillah! So this little update will come just in time, I didn’t have any time to write something about our Eid party for Eid al Adha… last year! Time really flies away so fast subhanallah. Here comes some pictures and descriptions on the DIY’s made for the party : )

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This was our table setting, we had India as a theme for the party. Both the decorations and food menu was inspired by India. We used paper plates, paper cloth in gold and the napkin holders are made from toilet paper rolls (spray painted and decorated with glitter). Most of the table decorations are paper flowers, spray painted glass bottles and candle holders we brought from home.

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Tables we arranged for the food and “fika”. DIY giant paper flowers made from napkins, tissuepaper, paper pin wheels and gold foil paper. We covered the tables with fabrics and wallpaper samples.

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A DIY pinata for the sisters, filled with a gift and lots of lots of confetti ; )

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Our DIY photobooth! This was so much fun, I can really recommend you make this for your Eid party ; ) The picture below was our backdrop.

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DIY soda can lanterns! We hung these in the ceiling above the dining tables. The are cut up, spray painted and then covered with glitter.

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The point of this post is to show you it is possible to make a beautiful Eid party without wasting to much money on it. We had a small budget and most of the things we made ourselves alhamdulillah. It may be more work for you but if you like crafting and recycling (like me 😉 ) you will probably like this way more that spending a lot of money buying “already finished” decorations.

 

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