Eid Gold Nuggets Decor {Tutorial}

We are on our final Ramadan craft for this year and I am actually sad that the 30 day challenge is over.  I have really enjoyed spending  the extra time together with my daughters, crafting while we talked.


But rather than think about it being over, I cherished the extra time today getting ready for Eid Al Fitr, the holiday that commemorates the end of Ramadan.


We have a lot of cooking in the kitchen to prepare for a few Eid parties this weekend, so the craft was short and made by my youngest daughter in between pulling cookies from the oven.


The paints were sent to me for my role as Plaid Ambassador and the stickers were a set I have left over from an old scrapbook project. My husband has been volunteering to build a shelf for school so I picked up the extra pieces of wood he was going to throw out.


Letter stickers
Outdoor paint
Gold paint
Scrap wood
Mod Podge

My daughter started by painting all the wood scrap pieces with the outdoor paint.  This type of paint has a bumpy texture to help give the wood the “gold nugget” effect we are trying to achieve.

My daughter waited for a few hours for the paint to dry. We didn’t bother with a second coat since we were going to add the gold paint.

After the paint had fully dried, my daughter added the letter stickers that spell ‘Eid Mubarak.’ The final step was to add a layer of Mod Podge over to seal them.

Now the letters were done and ready to be displayed anywhere in our home.


If you enjoyed making this Eid decor, be sure to visit other ways we decorate

Eid 3D Banner {Tutorial}

DIY Table Frame Eid Decor {Tutorial}

99 Eid Projects


Stop by A Crafty Arab on Pinterest to see more fun DIY crafty tutorials

Arabic Chalkboard Lunchbox {Tutorial}

Today is the last full week of the school year and also the last full week of Ramadan.  Eid Al Fitr, the holiday that commemorates the end of Ramadan, is predicted to occur on Friday or Saturday.


I thought I would surprise my young daughter by adding chalkboard paint to her lunchbox to get through this last final week.  I wrote some Arabic words for her to practice saying while having her lunch.  If you don’t want to use your lunchbox for educational purposes, you can add jokes or inspirational sayings for your children.


I received the chalkboard paint as my Plaid Ambassador roll. We’ve used it a few times this Ramadan on a sign and our lazy susan. Even after all three of these projects, I bet we can still get many more!



Chalkboard paint
Blue tape

Place the blue tape around the edge of the lunchbox to protect the sides and add a layer of chalkboard paint.

Once that layer has fully dried, add a second layer. After they have both dried, you will need to condition the paint before its first use by rubbing chalk all over it.

Use a wet paper towel to wipe everything off.

Now your lunchbox is ready to use.  I added three words in Arabic, bismillah, alhamdulillah and masha’Allah.

I also made sure to sign it. I added xoxo, which means hugs and kisses in English and wrote mama in Arabic, ماما.


If you enjoyed how we made this school supply, stop by these others

Arabesque Duct Tape Pencil Case {Tutorial}

Bahrain Flag Crayon Holder {Tutorial}


Stop by A Crafty Arab to visit other DIY craft tutorials

Recyclable Laylat Al Qadr Binoculars {Tutorial}

We spent our afternoon at home today talking about the possibility of tonight being Laylat al-Qadr, لیلة القدر in Arabic or Night of Power, and decided to use our Ramadan craft to get ready.


Laylat Al Qadr is the most virtuous night in the holy month of Ramadan. It commemorates the first revelation of the Qur’an to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in 610 CE.


The exact date of Laylat Al Qadr is differentiated differently by groups of Muslims but most believe that whoever spends the night in prayer out of faith, will be rewarded and sins forgiven.


There are multiple ways to help look for Lyalat Al Qadr, one is that when the sun rose on the following morning, it had no (visible) rays.  To help look for this sign, we thought we would make fun imagination binoculars.  While it’s never a good idea to look directly at the sun, we’ll use them to look above the horizon at first dawn to see if we can see the rays.


I loved using the brushed metal paints I received as my Plaid Ambassador roll to help these yogurt bottles look like silver. Be sure to stop by the A Crafty Arab Facebook page to enter the Ramadan Mod Podge contest.



Recycled plastic bottle container
Brush metal paint
Duct tape

I am posting the photos of the tutorial for now and will be back in the am to fill in the directions.  It has been a long day and will be a longer night.

Check out these other ways we learned about Laylat A Qadr

Laylat Al Qadr Mini Light {Tutorial}

Laylat Al Qadr Handprint Prayer {Tutorial}


Stop by A Crafty Arab on Pinterest to see more educational DIY craft tutorials