Paper Doily Eid Banner

Last fall I purchased a pack of bright yellow paper doilies for $1. They look like sunflowers.  This year I was looking to do a different kind of a banner. Something more hand-written. So I came up with this. Hope you like it.


  • Paper doilies
  • Markers (I used Sharpies)
  • Bakers Twine (Tutorial)
  • Tape
  • Banner message
  • Tassels (optional)


Create your Eid message:

Option #1 — Hand-write the message on the doily.

Option #2 — Download our set of Eid Mubarak Wording (pdf), or use your computer’s word processor and a font you like. Print your message on plain printer paper.

Center the doily on top of the message and trace it. Make sure the words will fit on the doily. For example, this doily is 5 3/4-in wide. And the font size printed out at 2 1/2-inches. A perfect fit!

Add a Decorative Touch:

For an extra festive flair, print out a coloring sheet of Muslim scenery and trace parts of it onto a couple of doilies. The Islamic architecture is appropriate for the occasion.

Use a sharpie marker to add just a bit of color—don’t over do it though.



Attach String:

Next, get some bakers twine; we made ours (Tutorial) which was super easy & fun. Just be sure to let it dry very well before using as you can get marker stains on your fingers and walls.

Cut the length of twine you need for your banner.

Tip: Lay the doilies face up on the floor. Arrange them in the order that you want. Turn the doilies over (face down). Then lay the string out on top of the doilies. Tape the string to the back of the doilies with a piece of clear tape.

Hang banner and enjoy!

If you like the green tassels, there see the Tissue Paper Tassel Banner.

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