It’s the middle of Ramadan, and time is flying by way too fast! Before you know it, Eid (the celebration that marks the end or completion of Ramadan) will be here with the sight of the new crescent moon.
I never really got to do much of my Ramadan decor as I wanted because of so much traveling, graduations in the family, and overall busy mom-life. I know, lame excuses. I normally love doing a lot of DIY projects, canvases, etc. that have a certain theme.
This year, as many of you must have seen, I stuck to ready made items that could easily be brought home and stuck onto a bookshelf or fireplace. You can take a look at that here. It’s just really simple that way, to be honest. Yet something was missing…I needed to have at least one crafty project as part of my setup. So I made this adorable DIY Ramadan lantern that I’ve been meaning to make for quite some time.
I originally got the idea from some Christmas lanterns, and thought to myself, “why can’t I muslim-ify this?”. And that’s exactly what I did…without talking too much, I’ll just let you scroll down to see the details of how to make one yourself!
DIY Ramadan Lanterns
*Smooth glass jar (found at dollar stores or craft stores)
*Oil-based paint marker in Black (craft stores)
*Printed (black) image of whatever you like (silhouettes, shapes, writing, etc.)
*Gold spray paint
- Print out your images, making sure they are large enough to look nice on the glass jar.
- Spray paint the glass jar, making an ombre effect by spraying more layers on top and less on bottom (so that it’s more transparent). Let the jar dry for an hour or two.
- Cut out your shapes, it doesn’t have to be exact. You’ll be taping this on the inside of the jar, wherever you want your design to go.
- Using the marker, trace the shapes and fill them in. Allow a few minutes for the marker to dry.
- Place a candle inside the jar, and that’s it!
*Notes- I found the masjid silhouette through Google images. But if you have a steady hand, you can actually freehand and draw this yourself (which i managed to do for some portions of this jar).
I also bought the wrong type of gold spray paint-*blush* it was a “marbelizing” type, hence the textured pattern on my jars. Normal gold spray paint should be smooth. I actually liked the marbelizing effect a lot, so I kept it.
Additionally, I used a soy wax candle that I made at home, to avoid the toxins, lead, and artificial fragrances that normal store-bought candles contain.
If you have any more questions, please comment below, I’d love to answer them!
*lantern view from back*