Ramadan Pennant Banner

The best time of the year is fast-approaching!  We all know how important it is to feel the Ramadan spirit, so here is a fun and nearly free craft you can do to bring some festivity into your home for the blessed month of Ramadan!

Introducing: Ramdan Mubarak Pennant Banner

Ramadan Mubarak Pennant Flag Banner

Age Range: 7+ years old

Cost: $ out of $$$$

What You’ll Need:

  • Scrapbook paper or cardstock (I used 12″x12″ scrapbook paper, makes 15 flags)
  • Markers
  • Hole puncher (mini holes are better)
  • Fishing wire, ribbon, yarn, or something else to hang up the banner (I used plastic lining)

Instructions:

*I used 12″ by 12″ scrapbook paper, so I will give you the measurements I used.

1. Put light pencil marks at four inch increments down two opposite sides of the paper.  You don’t want to use a flimsy paper like computer paper or even construction paper, it will not work nearly as well.

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2. Cut out four inch strips using a paper cutter or a pair of scissors. If you are using scissors, make sure you draw a line across the paper for a straight cut.

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3. Put light pencil marks at two inch increments down the two long sides of the strips.

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4. Cut out the pennants, making diagonal cuts, connecting points from one side of the strip to the other. Every three cuts you make should give you two flags.

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I watched this video here for the basic idea:

 

5. Arrange your flags into the order that you want them and write the corresponding letter on each flag.  I used a stencil.  If there are any visible pencil marks from measuring the paper or writing the letters, erase them.

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6. Punch two holes near the top of the flags, and string them through whatever you are using to hang up your banner!  Using a smaller hole punch is a good idea, the holes will be less visible, and the banner will be a little stronger.

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I hope you enjoy making this simple craft!  I made four banners, one for myself and three for family.  I even sent two in the mail as gifts, which was very easy to package and cheap to ship.  Check out my Fasting Dua Lantern from last year, which is a centerpiece with the dua for breaking the fast on it that you can place on your dining table.

Fasting Dua Lantern

Have a blessed Ramadan!

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