Recycled Oui Tea Lights {Tutorial}

My daughter and I recycled our Oui yogurt glass pots into tea lights for our Ramadan craft today. We plan on putting them in the back yard this summer for outdoor parties.

If you decide to make this, post it using the tag #CraftyRamadan and #PlaidRamadan to be entered into our $50 giveaway!

Supplies

  • Frosted glass paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Blue tape
  • Oui yogurt glass pot
  • Scissors

Start by cutting the blue tape into small squares.

Place the square on the glass pot, then add another but offset it to make a star. This eight points star is called a khatam in Arabic.

Continue to add more khatams all the way around the glass pot.

Add a thin line of blue tape to the top and paint the entire glass pot.

We placed our pot in the sun for a few hours and once it was dry, we used the tip of the scissors to peel off the blue tape.

Now all we need is a LED light inside for our khatam star design to shine through. Never leave a light unattended and be careful with small children and pets when you have a light on.

Make a few more and play around with the khatam shapes this time.

If you enjoyed making this recycled craft, be sure to stop by these others

Recycled Tyvek Gift Bag {Tutorial}

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Eid Gallery Glass Cheese Tray {Tutorial}

To display our stuffed dates from yesterday, we dressed up our cheese glass tray, with Plaid Crafts Gallery Glass, to put them on for the Eid party next week.

Eid Al Fitr is the celebration that occurs at the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

We are very lucky to own a cheese platter that is made from glass because we were able to use the left over gallery glass from our Allah suncatcher. Be sure to go to the bottom of the post to see the extra crafting surprise!

If you decide to make this, post it using the tag #CraftyRamadan and #PlaidRamadan to be entered into our $50 giveaway!

Supplies

  • Glass cheese platter
  • Eid and lantern template
  • Gallery Glass – blue, green and yellow
  • Liquid Lead
  • Blue painters tape

The first step is to tape the word Eid and lanterns to the top side of the cheese tray.

The next step is flip the tray over, outline the word Eid and lanterns with the liquid lead, wait overnight for it to harden, then fill in with color.

That is all there is to it. To make the colors blur into each other like in the letter I, just use a toothpick after filling in both colors to blend them together.

We hope to cover the tray with our stuffed dates, then as everyone eats them the letters and lanterns will be revealed.

For an extra crafting surprise, we discovered that we could take the letters and lanterns from the tray and put them on our window until the party!

Be sure to stop by other tutorials that use gallery glass

Gallery Glass Zakat Minaret {Tutorial}

Moon and Star Gallery Glass {Tutorial}

Visit A Crafty Arab on Pinterest to see see more crafts that decorate for Eid.

6 Kid Approved Stuffed Dates {Recipe}

We tried different ways to stuff dates for our upcoming Eid al Fitr potluck party. Eid al Fitr is the celebration that is at the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.

Dates are used to break the daily fast during Ramadan because tradition holds that the prophet Mohammad (Peace Be Upon Him) broke his fast with three dates and water. Because of this, there are a lot of them sold at the grocery stories this time of year.

It is very common to go to someone’s home this month with a box of dates as a gift. As a result, we have several in our kitchen.

We looked in our refrigerator to find various ingredients to try out stuffing flavors and came up with these six that we’ll be taking to the event next week. We tried much more, but these six were the top kid approved tastes.

To get started, we cut slits in the the dates and took out all the pits. Then we just stuffed and tasted!

Peanut Butter Pretzel Nuggets & Melted Chocolate Stuffed Dates

Let’s start with the most popular. These ranked the highest in thumbs up. The tart of the peanut butter & pretzel against the sweet dates & chocolate were the perfect combination.

Peanut Butter & Salted Caramel Almonds plus Melted Chocolate Stuffed Dates

These were also a huge hit with the kids. We tried the salted caramel almonds to start but also made some with regular (unsalted) almonds. The kids went fifty on them, but after they dipped them in the left over melted chocolate from the dates above, they didn’t care which ones they were tasting.

Almond & Brie Stuffed Dates

Everyone loved the almonds when they were also combined with brie cheese. Once the kids realized how much they loved the cheese flavor with the dates, we started to try different cheeses.

Goat Cheese & Sun Dried Tomato Stuffed Dates

This honey goat cheese is one of our favorites and a staple in our kitchen, so we paired it with sun dried tomatoes to add a bit of tart. I also added a dash of basil on top. The adults like this more than that kids, but I’m sure the sun dried tomatoes had a big role in that decision. I wish we had cherry tomatoes as I’d be curious what fresh would do to the taste.

Fontina & Basil Stuffed Dates

These dates also got a “they’re okay” from the kids but the adults really loved the taste. We decided to try fontina cheese since we didn’t have any mozzarella to pair with basil leaf. Next time, I might also thrown in a slice of cherry tomato on top to see what that does.

Pistachio & Almond with Rose Water Stuffed Dates

The kids like these but they were probably the least favorite of the six due to the rose water. We made a few with only the pistachios & almonds and those were a hit. But the adults like the rose water, so I’d recommend making both and letting everyone decide on their own.

These were our top six ways to eat stuffed dates and can’t wait to share them with our friends to see what they think.

If you enjoyed learning how to make these stuffed dates, stop by these other treats we tried

Eid Party Fruit Snack {Recipe}

Ramadan Man’ousheh Mini Bites {Recipe}

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