Make This Handmade Ramadan Countdown Calendar

Turn a basic sign into a decor staple that'll make an annual appearance.

Woman Stands Smiling Beside Welcome Ramadan Advent Calendar

Ramadan Advent Calendar

Areeba Adnan shares how to make an easy advent calendar to celebrate Ramadan. To make you'll need a welcome sign to upcycle, white and black paint, a low-temp hot glue gun, string, envelopes, stamps and faux florals for decoration.

From: HGTV Handmade

Photo by: Areeba Adnan

Areeba Adnan

Celebrate Ramadan with a DIY that's as thoughful as it is stylish. Blogger Areeba Adnan of Mint Candy Designs takes a simple craft store welcome sign and turns it into a Ramadan countdown calendar for the whole family. Add Ramadan activity cards into each tiny envelope and enjoy the memories every day of the month.

Welcome Ramadan Advent Calendar Hangs On Wall

Ramadan Advent Calendar

Areeba Adnan shares how to make an easy advent calendar to celebrate Ramadan. To make you'll need a welcome sign to upcycle, white and black paint, a low-temp hot glue gun, string, envelopes, stamps and faux florals for decoration.

From: HGTV Handmade

Photo by: Areeba Adnan

Areeba Adnan

Materials + Tools

Disassemble + Paint

First, use a screwdriver to take apart the sign backing and carefully pry off the "Welcome" lettering and save for later (Image 1). Next, paint the sign white to cover up any existing designs (Image 2). Once dry, affix the welcome sign back to the sign with a low-temp hot glue gun (Image 3). Then use a permanent marker to draw the word "Ramadan" on the sign in a different font (Image 4).

Decorate + Stencil

Use a low-temp hot glue gun to add faux flowers and faux greenery to the right corner of the sign (Image 1). Then gather 30 mini paper bags and use a stencil and black permanent marker to give each one a number, from one to 30, for each day of the month (Image 2). Last, punch a hole in the top of each mini bag so they can be tied onto the sign. Snag printable Ramadan activity inserts from Areeba's website to fill each bag (Image 3).

Thread + Enjoy

Finish the calendar by attaching a long piece of twine from end to end on the back of the sign (Image 1). Next, cut six long pieces of twine and thread one end through the hole on each bag in each column (Image 2). Display the calendar where the whole family can see and enjoy the month together.

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