DIY Ramadan Decor: How to make a 30 Days of Good Deeds Star Wall for Only $10

We love decorating for Ramadan in the Shaoriff home, but as you can probably tell by looking at our products, we like decor that is aesthetic yet serves a purpose. Since Mujtaba and I both love doing DIY crafts, we find it a fun family activity to come up with new, meaningful ideas to decorate our home. This year, we created a DIY 30 Days of Good Deeds Star Wall Hanging for Ramadan. We added a good deed that we would like to do together in the month of Ramadan on the back of each of the 30 big stars. This way, we get to enjoy the beautiful star wall hanging and also earn some Thawāb daily, inshaAllah :) 

We hope you find as much fun and rewarding to make as we did!

How to make the DIY 30 Days of Good Deeds Star Wall Hanging.

What you'll need to buy ($10):

  • Black Foam Board from Dollar Tree ($1.25)
  • Twine from Dollar Tree ($1.25)
  • Glitter Cardstock or Pre-Cut Stars (1" to 3") and Pre-Cut Crescent (6") from Michaels. (I used 4 sheets for a $1.50 each)
  • Mini Clothes Pins from Dollar Tree ($1.25)
  • Template for the Mosque Silhouette From Our Website (Free)

What you probably have lying around in your house:

  • Pencil
  • X-acto Knife
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Toothpick
  • Mounting Tape or Nails for Hanging

Let's get started:

Step 1: The Stars and the Crescent

You can either hand-cut the stars and the crescent with your kids to keep them busy for a little bit, or you can buy pre-cut stars from Amazon. I bought 4 sheets of glitter cardstock paper in different shades of gold and silver to make my stars and crescent. Although, I may have cheated and used my cricut to cut them, hehe.

Cut your Mosque template
Step 2: The Mosque Template

Print out the Mosque Silhouette template from our website, and lay them out on your table using the numbers on each of the pages. This will help you understand the overall layout of the mosque. Cut out the outlined mosque and place them on a flat surface and join the puzzle pieces together. Once you have all the pieces cut out, tape them together to create a one, giant mosque.

 Step 2: Trace the template

Step 3: The Foam Board

Lay your foam board on a flat surface, and put your paper mosque template on top of it. Use a pencil to trace along the edges of your paper mosque on to the foam board. It doesn't have to be perfect, mine certainly wasn't!

Step 3: Cut it out.

Step 4: Cut it out!

Take an x-acto knife or a pair of scissors, and cut along your beautiful drawing. 

P.S. This was the hardest part of the whole thing for me. I am not a fan of cutting things lol. But you got this!

Step 5: Punch a hole

Step 5: What's the Toothpick For?

You see those tiny circles on your paper template? They're there for a reason! Lay your template on the foam board once you've cut out the mosque. Line up the edges, and grab a toothpick. Use the toothpick to punch holes in the foam board where the circles on your template are. Depending on how thick your twine is, you can make the holes bigger or smaller. It's up to you!

Step 6: Tie the twine.
Step 6: Time for Twine!

Cut 10 strings of twine however long you need it to be. Make sure they're all roughly the same size. Insert the twine into the holes you just made, and tie a knot in the back of the foam board to secure them. Pro tip: I used my toothpick to push in the twine. It made my life a lot easier lol.

 Step 7: Hang it!

Step 7: Let's Hang!

I used my husband for this. We put some mounting tape on the back of the foam board and put it up on the wall right above our credenza.

Step 8: Write your good deeds.
Step 8: Write Your Act of Good Deeds.

Mujtaba and I each wrote 15 acts of good deeds, combined that would make 30! The goal is to randomly grab one on each day of Ramadan, and do them together, inshaAllah. I don't know what he wrote (it'll be a surprise for me, haha), but here are some that I put down:

  • Call our parents.
  • Send Iftar to a family member.
  • Spend quality time together.
  • Donate Clothes that we don't wear anymore.
  • Listen to an Islamic lecture together.
  • Recite Surah Ya'seen for the Marhumeen.
  • Say something nice to each other. Lol.
  • Donate to a charity.
Step 9: Hang All Your Stars.

We used mini clothespins to hang the big stars that had our good deeds on it, so it's easier to take them off daily. And we used tape to put up the smaller ones because those don't need to come off.

And that's pretty much it! If you guys end up making this at home, please share your finished wall hanging with us by tagging us @knotjustinvites. We would LOVE to see it!!!

Ramadan Mubarak to you and your family!! May Allah accept all our efforts and good deeds! <3

Lots of love,

Sakina & Mujtaba



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Ramadan Mubarak from our family to yours!

Sakina & Mujtaba