Ramadan is around the corner and it’s time to start decorating! I like using my fireplace to display all my decorations. I usually make a banner for Ramadan, but I wanted to do something different this year because I get bored easily. As I was browsing the Internet one day, I came across this beautiful sign and decided to put my own spin on it! It was very easy to make. The only thing I had a hard time with was making sure the circle was cut evenly. But I have that problem regardless if I am using scissors or an exacto-knife !
-10×20 yellow foam board for moon
-10×20 blue foam board for sky
-Glitter spray paint
-Christmas lights (I used battery operated)
1. Cut a circle from the foam board as big as you can get it. If you have something to trace, it would make your life so much easier. I did not have anything, so I made my own compass. Take a pipe clear and tie it around a push pin. Tie the other end to a pencil. Then place the push pin in the center of the foam board and rotate the pencil around the board to mark the circle. It will take a few trial and errors so I suggest practicing first.
2. Cut the outline of the circle using an Exacto-Knife. Make sure your hand is sturdy and your knife is sharp. I had a little trouble cutting mine
2. Use the blue foam board to trace a moon on the yellow foam board. Use the exacto knife again to cut out the shape of the moon.
3. Mark your holes for where the lights will be going. I spaced them about two inches apart from each other. Then take a pencil to punch out the holes.
4. Place the lights through the holes. Tape down the excess wire on the backside.
5. Cut up scrap pieces of foam and stack them up on the backside of the moon to give it some height and to attach it to the blue board. I used four pieces of scrap foam stacked up.
6. Glue the moon to the blue sky. Let it dry overnight.