Hari Raya is a festive season for everyone, but the process of preparing for it can be a hassle, especially for busy mothers. Thankfully, Hari Raya decorations do not have to be expensive or time-consuming, especially with the few ideas that Shopback Malaysia has included below. Get your kids (or your colleagues at the office) to help with decorating their home / office for the season too!

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  1. Eid Mubarak Welcome Sign

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What You Need For One Of These Hari Raya Decorations:

  • Coloured plastic plate (ideally gold)
  • Wooden clothes pegs (how many needed depends on the size of the plate)
  • Paint or coloured markers
  • Self-adhesive felt letters (if the letters are not self adhesive, you need double-sided tape)

Steps:

  1. Stick adhesive letters onto the middle of the plastic plate to for the words ‘Eid Mubarak’.
  2. Use paint or coloured markers to decorate wooden clothe pegs (if you are short on time, you can just buy coloured wooden clothe pegs so you do not have to decorate them). Get the children to participate in the decoration process to save time.
  3. Clip the wooden clothe pegs around the plastic plate. Try to leave as little gaps between the clothe pegs as possible.
  4. Stick the welcome sign on the door, or on a wall near the entrance of the home.
  1. Star and Moon Ramadan Garland

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What You Need For One Of These Hari Raya Decorations:

  • Coloured paper (blue, white and yellow)
  • Pencil
  • Glitter glue (silver and gold)
  • Scissors
  • Needle
  • Twine rope
  • Clear scotch tape

Steps:

  1. Draw out the shapes of stars, moons and clouds of different sizes on the coloured paper (you may use a stencil to help you if you want standardized shapes).
  2. Cut out the shapes of the stars, moons and clouds.
  3. Optional: To make your decorations pop more, add glitter glue to some of the cut-outs.
  4. Use the needle to poke a hole on the top and bottom end of each cut-out each.
  5. Thread the twine rope through the holes of the cut-outs (tip: for a nicer effect, alternate the cut-outs with glitter and the ones without on each rope). About three to four cut-outs per garland would be good. Make sure that the space between each cut-out is roughly even.
  6. Secure the cut-outs by pasting the scotch-tape on the back of each cut-out, where the twine rope passes through the holes.
  7. Hang the completed Ramadan garlands from the ceiling or from the top of a door frame.
  1. Toilet Roll Ramadan calendar

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What You Need For One Of These Hari Raya Decorations:

  • Toilet rolls (for the number of days you are counting down, plus one more)
  • Super glue
  • Cardboard
  • White waste paper (any size, preferably around A5)
  • Printouts of numbers of days the family is counting down (size of the numbers must be smaller than the cross-section of the toilet rolls)

Steps:

  1. Cut out the printouts of the numbers into circles, just slightly bigger than the cross-section of the toilet rolls.
  2. Line the cross-section of one side of a toilet roll with super glue, before sticking the printout of a number to the cross-section. Fold the edges of the printout against the toilet roll.
  3. Stack the toilet rolls according to the order of the numbers together into a rectangular formation. Use super glue to make sure the toilet rolls stay in place.
  4. Fashion the cardboard into a roof, before securing it on top of the rectangular block of toilet rolls with super glue.
  5. Make a slanted cut on the remaining toilet roll so that it fits onto the top of the cardboard roof. Then, stick that toilet roll onto the top of the cardboard roof with super glue to form the chimney.
  6. Stuff toilet roll into the chimney to create the effect of smoke.
  7. Place the completed calendar in a spot visible to the whole family, so the children can have fun poking into holes into the toilet rolls for the days that have passed.
  8. (Tip: hide little goodies, e.g. candies and notes, in each toilet roll so there is a little surprise for the kids for each passing day.)
  1. DIY Ramadan Lanterns

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What You Need For One Of These Hari Raya Decorations:

  • A4 thick vintage-patterned craft paper
  • Scissors
  • Transparent scotch tape
  • Electric tea lights

Steps:

  1. Fold each piece of paper in half, long side to long side.
  2. Use the scissors to make cuts all along the folded length. (Note: Just cut half to two-thirds of the way to the other side, no more than that.)
  3. Unfold the paper and roll it so the two longer sides meet to form the shape of a lantern. Fasten the lantern in place using scotch tape.
  4. Use a thin strip of paper to make a handle for the lantern and attach it with scotch tape.
  5. Place an electric tea light in each of the completed lanterns to make them shine.

If Those Paper Lanterns Are Too Difficult, Try Making Some Lanterns The Smarter Way:

  1. DIY Good Deeds Tree – A New Hari Raya Decorations Idea

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What You Need For One Of These Hari Raya Decorations:

  • Small flower pot or vase
  • Twigs (small enough to fit into the flower pot, solid enough not to break after hanging paper tags from them)
  • Twine
  • Coloured paper
  • Coloured ribbon
  • Needle

Steps:

  1. Fill the flower pot or vase with twigs. (If there are not enough twigs, put cotton wool or confetti paper in the container to fill up the empty space)
  2. Tie the ribbon around the flower pot or vase.
  3. Cut the coloured paper into small cards. Poke a small hole on the top of each card with the needle and thread a small piece of twine through the hole. Tie the twine into a knot such that there is a hoop attached to each small card.
  4. The tree of good deeds will be completed slowly over the Ramadan season: each time someone in the family does a good deed, he or she will write the deed down on the card and hang the card on a ‘branch’ of the tree. The aim is to fill the tree up by Hari Raya.
  1. Ramadan Goodies Jar

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What You Need For One Of These Hari Raya Decorations:

  • Mason jar
  • Burlap
  • Glue
  • Twine
  • Rubber bands
  • Doilies

Steps:

  1. Fill the Mason jar with goodies (e.g. dates, candies, cookies).
  2. Cut burlap large enough to cover mouth of lid.
  3. Write Ramadan greeting message on doiley, then spread the back of doiley with glue.
  4. Center doiley onto Mason jar.
  5. Secure burlap square with rubber band around mouth of jar.
  6. Measure and cut twine to fit around mouth of jar, before wrapping it around the mouth of the jar and tying a knot.
  7. Give the completed goodie jar to friends and relatives as a Ramadan favour, or use as decoration in the living room and offer the goodies to visit guests on Hari Raya.

You Can Use The Jars For Duas Too — Watch ShopBack’s Hari Raya Decoration

  1. Ketupat Decoration

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What You Need For One Of These Hari Raya Decorations:

  • Color Paper Strips

Steps:

  1. Weave the leaf on your right hand into the one on your left in an alternating fashion. Keep holding on to the leaves as you do this.
  2. Take the narrow end of the leaf and weave it upwards, keeping to the alternating pattern. Once you get to the top, take a left turn and keep weaving to that corner. (i.e. weave along two sides of the ketupat)
  3. Turn the ketupat around. Repeat the previous step of going up and to the left. (i.e. weave along the other two sides of the ketupat) The narrow ends should now be at the same corner.
  4. Take one of the wide ends and weave towards the corner opposite the one with the narrow ends. (i.e. weave along one side)
  5. Repeat with the other wide end. (i.e. weave along the other one side) The wide ends should now be at the same corner, opposite from the corner with the narrow ends.
  6. Neaten the ketupat. Start by folding a small corner of the wide end and tucking it like a hook into the corner. Carefully tug the leaf along its path.
  7. Do the same with the other wide end of the leaf – fold the end and hide it under a weave and tug it gently along its path. You will have to do this several times for both leaves.

Or Make a Cute Plushie Ketupat To Hang Around Your House For Hari Raya

  1. Spray Painted Wooden Letters That Say Hari Raya

Wooden Letters Ramadan DIY
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What You Need For One Of These Hari Raya Decorations:

  • Spray Paint
  • Wooden Craft Letters
  • Blackboard

Steps:

  1. Purchase wooden decorative craft letters from your nearby art supply store
  2. While you are there, get a can of spray paint that matches your house’s decor
  3. Get a blackboard for those letters
  4. Spray paint the wooden letters
  5. Arrange the letters into a Ramadan greeting of your choice
  6. Put up the blackboard somewhere around your house!
  1. Wool Candle Jars

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What You Need For One Of These Hari Raya Decorations:

  • A Ball of Wool
  • Mason Jars
  • Tea Candles

Steps:

  1. Grab the mason jar
  2. Place one end of the wool at the mouth of the jar and wrap it vertically to the other end of the jar
  3. Start winding the wool horizontally around the jar
  4. Ensure there is spaces in between to allow light to pass through
  5. Light candle and place it in your new Wool Candle Jar!

Here Are Some Ideas How To Decorate Your Candle Jars As An Easy Hari Raya Decoration:

  1. Ramadan Paper Plate Star and Crescent

Hari Raya Crescent Moon and Star
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What You Need For One Of These Hari Raya Decorations:

  • Paper Plates
  • Colored Paper
  • Craft Letters
  • Glitter
  • String
  • Paint
  • Scotch tape

Steps:

  1. Cut the paper plate into the shape of a crescent
  2. Paint the paper plate into a color of your choice
  3. Sprinkle glitter onto the paper plate crescent
  4. Cut a star out of the colored paper
  5. Attach the colored star onto the plate using the string and scotch tape
  6. Attach another piece of string
  7. Hang your Star and Crescent somewhere around your house!
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DIY Your Raya Decorations in 2018!

Preparing for Hari Raya does not have to be tedious and costly as it has always been. This year, breeze through Hari Raya decorations with these easy ideas, and get the whole family involved to save more time and have lots more fun!

You could even make these Hari Raya Decorations for the office to liven up your office space. The possibilities are endless. So stop asking yourself “how to make ketupat” or what Hari Raya backdrop you should use, and get crafting! Some of these resources can be purchased at a marked-down price when you use Taobao coupons and Qoo10 promo codes at their respective online stores.

*First Published: 26 May 2017, Last Updated: 16 May 2018

*Featured Image Credit: Georgia Ho | ShopBack