Zibbet Discount Code {Happy Birthday to me!}

I love my birthday.  And this year the day has started out amazing yet again.  And while I’m still experiencing it, I wanted to share my special day with you by offering a rare coupon code to my Zibbet store.  You are welcome to share my post with your friends and they can also use the same code on their order.

Since it is my annual 29th birthday (despite what my friends and family will try to tell you) the coupon code is 29AGAIN.  Simply cut and paste that when you are checking out. 

You can use it on any one item in the store, but you only have 29 hours to use it.  So head over there and see if there’s anything pretty you can’t live without. 

If you come over to my house within the next 29 hours, I’ll also offer you one of my moon birthday lemon cookies.  But that offer is only limited to availability, and right now I have to say they are moving super fast into my stomach.

Camel Coffee Cozy Tutorial

Eid Mubarak to all my followers & fans & friends & family.

I know so many of you out there, but especially my brother, have missed your morning coffee.  So today’s Ramadan Craft Challenge is dedicated to you.  Those that have braved co-workers coffee runs, driving by 15 Tully’s on your way to the mosque, and most importatntly, that big, beautiful lonely coffee pot that has been sitting on your counter.

Go ahead, make that cup.  And give your kids the supplies to make this:

Supplies
Fabric coffee cozy
Camel template
Fabric paint

Take the camel template and place it on your cozy so that you can outline the desing with your fabric paint.

After your camel is done, start decorating your coffee cozy with other designs.

Once you have your design painted on your coffee cozy, lay it out in a sunny spot to dry.

5 Pillars of Islam Wind Chime Tutorial

My youngest daughter is learning about the 5 Pillars of Islam so I wanted to come up with a craft that would have her seeing them all the time.  I love that she wrote out the 5 pillars herself in her handwriting.

Supplies
Wood beads
Colored Pens
Letter stickers
Pliers
Wood tags
Wood dowel
Floral wire

Our wood beads came with two sets, one that had two holes, and one that only had one hole.  Take the set that has two holes and write out the word ISLAM with your letter stickers.

 On the bottom tags (with only one hole) write out the 5 Pillars with a colored pen.

Using your pliers, make a curl on the end of your wire so your tag does not slip out.  We also put the wire back in after this and twisted it on.

 Take your wood beads and feed them in the other end of the wire.

Once you get to a length you like (we didn’t measure anything), slip on your other tags that have the two holes.

Continue to add more beads and when you get to a length you like, twist your wire around your dowel. Cut off about 1/2 inch from the top of the dowel and make another curl in your wire.  Continue to do this with your next four wires.

Take another wire and fold it in half.  Twist it around twice in the middle so that you have a hook for your nail.  Twist the two ends on either end of the dowel.

Your wind chime is done and ready for hanging.  We wanted ours to be an indoor chime so that my daughter can see it daily.  However, if you’d like to make your wind chime an outdoor chime, make sure you put a protective layer of a sealant on the stickers and written words.

 Here is a close up of the two tags in their completed forms: