Ayyam-i-Ha Craft: Advent Style Banner

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Ayyam-i-Ha is the time of the year for gift giving, celebrating and performing acts of charity. Here’s an advent type banner with 4 pockets–1 for each day of Ayyam-i-Ha that one crafty mama created for Ayyam-i-Ha. Each morning her kids wake up to a surprise. This post has been reprinted with permission from Carrie over at Tao Of Craft.

 

Materials:
Felt in coordinating pieces
Rainbow strip of fabric (or make your own from different color felt strips)
Fabric glue
Pinking sheers (if you want a pinked edge)
Baha’i star template ~ You can download it HERE

 

Instructions:
1. Create the base: cut a piece of wool felt 37′ x 17′. I used pinking sheers to cut as to keep a nice edge.
2. Make the pockets: cut 4 felt pieces 8′ x 8′. Depending on the age of your kids, the kids can help you measure and cut.
3. Trace the four shapes earth, Bahai star, heart and rainbow using different color felt. Let the kids do this part. Cut each shape out.
4. Using fabric glue, create the pocket designs.
5. Once the glue has dried, glue the pocket to the base fabric. Glue the sides and bottom of the pocket to the base, leaving the top edge open.
6. Hang it up and full the pockets!

 

Each day of Ayyam-i-Ha you can fill a pocket with a fun family activity, treats or small gifts.

 

4 COMMENTS

  1. Such a neat idea! Thanks for sharing 🙂 I wonder what you did when the kids were younger – I noted that you said that your traditions evolved as the kids grew – we’ve got one young one and am looking for ideas to build our family’s tradition.

  2. I like to take a friend to the Ayyam-i-ha celebration days! Hoden BaBu
    I live in Normandy Park,WA. 2000- to 2012 from Missoula, Montan
    06-19-1956 Were can I go? Tina

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