Ramadan Crafts Challenge 2012 Roundup {Resource}

The 30 days of Ramadan Crafty Challenge started back in July 2011 to give my three daughters a fun creative outlet for making Islamic crafts.  I had hoped that these crafts would occupy their new days of fasting.

As I wasn’t able to find any Arabic, North African or Islamic craft books at our local library or online, we’ve just made up our own creations, using other holiday crafts as inspiration.

It was our hope to inspire others to celebrate the month of Ramadan with their own children.

We are looking forward to Ramadan 2013 to create more crafts!

Here are the 2012 crafts in alphabetical order:

1.    A Nesting Khatam Mobile {Tutorial}
2.    Arabic Newspaper Gift Bag {Tutorial}
3.    Arabic Newspaper Hairclip {Tutorial}
4.    Arabic Newspaper Star {Tutorial}
5.    Eid Sewn Paper Garland {Tutorial}
6.    Embossed Eid Candle {Tutorial}
7.    Eid Countdown Chain {Tutorial}
8.    Eid Goodie Gift Basket {Tutorial}
9.    Eid Lamb Decor {Tutorial}
10.  Eid Metallic Star {Tutorial}
11.  Eid Mubarak 2012 Puzzle {Resource}
12.  Eid Saeed Table Runner {Tutorial}
13.  Eid Spraypainted Lanterns {Tutorial}
14.  Fez Party Hat {Tutorial}
15.  Glittered Glue Moon and Star Garland Part 1 {Tutorial}
15b. Glittered Glue Moon & Star Garland {Tutorial}
16.  Vellum Ramadan Lantern {Tutorial}
17.  I Love Allah This Much Card {Tutorial}
18.  Kaab’a Paper Clip Bookmark {Tutorial}
19.  Lebanese Cedar Bead Tree {Tutorial}
20.  Mosque Crepe Paper Banner {Tutorial}
21.  Mosque Night Light {Tutorial}
22.  Our Islamic World Word Search {Free Printable}
23.  Palestine In My Heart T-shirt {Tutorial}
24.  Peace Cork Coaster {Tutorial}
25.  Ramadan Moon & Star {Tutorial}
26.  Recycle Can Eid Lantern {Tutorial}
27.  Recycled Zakāt Box {Tutorial}
28.  Quilled Eid Mubarak Card {Tutorial}
29.  Ramadan Good Deeds Sticker Book {Tutorial}
30.  Syria is in My Heart Necklace {Tutorial}

To see our Ramadan challenge from years past, please visit A Crafty Arab on Pinterest.




Eid Mubarak 2012 Puzzle {Resource}

Eid Mubarak!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wow, what an amazing month this Ramadan has been.  Full of crafts, fun, and family! Now that it is over, it is time to celebrate it’s official holiday, Eid Al Fitr.


Click here to read about our 30 days of Ramadan Crafts challenge or visit A Crafty Arab on Pinterest.


To finish off our Eid tutorial crafts, I’ve created a fun Eid Mubarak puzzle for you to put together.  May peace enter every house, joy blossom in every heart and Allah bless every soul in search of freedom!!


Click on the image below to be taken to the puzzle page of the Eid Mubarak stamp.
preview48 pieceEid stamp




Eid Spray Painted Lanterns {Tutorial}

These Eid spray painted lanterns were created by pure chance.

I had to go into Seattle today for a hair cut to get ready for Eid tomorrow.

While there, I stopped at my favorite store at Westlake Center, Daiso.  For those that have never been in a Daiso, it’s basically like dollar store, but everything is from Japan.

I was walking around, finding all kinds of goodies for the girls’ Eid baskets for tomorrow and came across these standing lanterns.  Of course I had to buy them.  How could I not for only $1.50 each!  After I came home from my hair cut, the girls and I got to work getting them ready for the Eid party tomorrow!


Paper lanterns
Spray paint
Cutting mat
Painter’s blue tape
Print out of EID letters

I printed out the letters EID in a Word document.  I wanted the letters to be big, since my lanterns are 10 inches high.  I changed the font size to 600.  Then use the Xacto to cut out the letters.  Be sure to save the middle of the D!

Tape the letters onto the lanterns.  We also used a little bit of blue tape, folded over, inside the letter’s edges so there wasn’t any bleeding.  We thought it was a good idea to tape the three lanterns to each other so that they won’t move around from the spray.  My daughter found some rocks to put inside the lanterns to help hold them in place.

Put down some cardboard or newspapers to save your driveway from turning yellow.  Spray your lanterns and make sure you don’t over paint them.  You don’t want the paint to run.

Let your lanterns sit outside until the paint is dry.

Hang your lanterns from a string, or just put them on your Eid table top for decorations.  Hope everyone has an Eid Mubarak tomorrow!!!

Stop by A Crafty Arab on Pinterest for more DIY craft tutorial.