Arabic Sharpie Dot Monogram {Tutorial}

We just had to make these Arabic sharpie dot monogram door hangers today for the girls’ rooms.

Once I finished my cup yesterday and took it out of the oven later, the kids were jealous that I did a craft without them.

Since I had picked up a few more porcelain items from our local Dollar Tree, this afternoon I let them each make the first letters of their names into ornaments to hang in a window or on the side of their door frame. (I would not recommend hanging them on the door as they might fall when a door is open and closed repeatedly.  Don’t ask how I know.)


White porcelain ornaments
Sharpie (Oil Based Only)
Xyron sticker maker
Arabic letters printed out on sturdy cardstock

Cut your letters to fit through the opening of your Xyron sticker maker and run them through.
Once your letters come out of the machine, carefully cut around each letter.
Place your letter in the middle of the porcelain ornament.

Take the ribbon off the ornament so that it lays flat and with the Sharpie pen start making dots.  Place them closer together around the letter and further away from each other towards the outlining areas.

Once you are satisfied with the dots, remove the sticker. usually I say to grab the Qtips and rubbing alcohol to clean up the inside, but we didn’t bother with too much of the cleaning since our pieces were going to have two colors.
Choose a second color and color in the inside of the letter.

Bake it for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Allow it to cool completely before taking it out.

Once your letters have cooled completely, retie the ribbon back on them and hang!

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I am a Libyan American who creates art to promote a positive image of Arab and Islamic culture.