It’s been a while since we’ve posted something here! Life has been crazy busy for all of us, with new babies, going back to school, new jobs, and a new business in the last year! With Ramadan around the corner, we had some projects that we wanted to share with all you lovely readers! So we decided to start blogging again!
I’ve been reusing the same Ramadan decor for the past two years. I was inspired by Hello Holy Days #purpleramadan movement to do something different this year. So I created this Ramdan/Eid countdown blocks. It’s very easy to make and you can customize them any way you like! If you don’t feel like painting, you can cover up the blocks with paper. If you have nice handwriting, you can draw the numbers yourself. Or use chalkboard paint to make it even more customizable!
Here is what you will need:2 inch wooden block (2)
- 5 inch wooden block
- 6 inch wooden block
- Paint and paintbrush
- Number and letter stickers
- Washi tape
- Black foam board or poster board
- Printable Masjid Template
- Mod Podge, glitter (optional)
- Start out by painting all your wooden blocks. I made mine different shades of purple to go with the #purpleramadan theme and the night sky. Allow to dry.
- Once the paint is dry, add washi tape to the edges if you would like. I had to use some mod podge to keep the stickers down.
- On the 5 inch block, I added the words “Days Until”. On the 6 inch block, I added Ramadan on one side and on the other side I put Eid. So it’s ready to go for Eid and kids will have fun counting down to Eid as well!
- I cut out the Masjid template that was created by Modest Munchies. You can use it to make cookies and a cool background for your blocks! I traced the template on black foam board and added some glitter paint to the dome.
- Stack them up and you are all done! If you are having difficulty finding the right sizes of wood, there is always this option. It comes as a kit and it may be easier for some.
Note: I had difficulty finding the larger size blocks. I looked in Michaels, Hobby Lobby, and JoAnn and they didn’t have the right size I wanted. I decided to check out Home Depot and found a piece in their “junk” pile by the woodcutter. These pieces of wood are FREE and the guy even cut it for me to the size I wanted. So be sure to check out Home Depot’s junk wood pile!