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.

2013 Ramadan Crafts 30 Day Challenge Roundup {Resource}

Now that our 2013 Ramadan is over, I wanted to take a moment to list the 30 crafts we made over the month.


I started the 30 days of Ramadan Crafty challenge back in July 2011 to give my daughters a creative outlet for making some fun Arab/Asian/Islamic crafts to celebrate this month of their heritage and culture.


Most of the crafts I’ve done in the past three years have been ones that I have created on my own or had to adapt from other resources.  I had to do this since there are currently no good craft book for Arab/Asian/Islamic/Eid/Ramadan crafts.  But maybe things will change soon and I can take my craft ideas and turn them into an ebook.  I’m just not sure there is a market for it, as it’s never been done before.  Plus, I’d love to hire a photographer as my skills are amateur.


Until then, please enjoy this list of 30 free DIY craft tutorials to celebrate the days of Ramadan with your children.  If you’d like to see all the images of all the crafts, make sure you visit my Pinterest board for this year.  And follow me to get updates for 2014!

1.   5 Pillars of Islam Wind Chime {Tutorial}
2.   Arab League Word Puzzle {Printable}
3.   Arabic Numbers Toss {Tutorial}
4.   Camel Coffee Cozy
5.   Clothespin Debke Dancers
6.   Crafting Update – Eid Party Distressed Wooden Sign…
7.   Crescent Moon and Star Thaumatropeis
8.   Eid Mubarak Money Envelopes
9.   Eid Mubarak Puzzle Card
10. Eid Mubarak Sheep Magnet
11. Eid Paper Star Table Toppers
12. Eid Party Distressed Wooden Sign
13. Elegant Brown & White Eid Decorated Letters
14. Emirates Button Card
15. Glass Zakāt Decorated Jar
16. I’m Praying Door Hanger
17. Ishmael and Family Story Stones
18. Libyan Cooling Fan
19. Mini Canvas Minarets
20. Moon and Star Stamp
21. Mr. Jalabiya Eid Mubarak Card
22. My First Ramadan Sharpie Plate
23. My Ramadan Moon Flip Book
24. Nazar Hair Clip
25. Ramadan Crescent Moon & Star Ithnain
26. Ramadan Dates Advent Calendar
27. Ribbon Moon Door Hanger
28. Somalian Flag Pennant
29. Sun Printed Arabic Numbers Cards
30. Woolly Sheep Eid Mubarak Card

Be sure to stop by A Crafty Arab on Pinterest to see more Ramadan craft DIY tutorials.





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 importantly, that big, beautiful lonely coffee pot that has been sitting on your counter.
I came across this fabric coffee cozy at the discount bin of my local craft store. I brought it home so that one of the girls can decorate it as an Eid gift for their uncle.


For everyone else, go ahead, make that cup.  And give your kids the supplies to make this camel coffee cozy using fabric puffy paint.



Fabric coffee cozy
Camel template (found online)
Fabric puffy paint

We took the camel template and place it on our cozy. We utlined the design with our puffy fabric paint.

After our camel was done, we started decorating our coffee cozy with other designs. We started with grass below.

We also added pyramids and a moon.  To compliment the grass below, we added a blue pattern above also. Once our design was painted on our coffee cozy, we laid it out in a sunny spot to dry.


Did you enjoy making this camel? Try these other handmade gifts with these beautiful creatures:

Eid Camel Gift Bag Tutorial

Camel Fold-in Tutorial


If you enjoyed this camel diy crafty tutorial, please stop by A Crafty Arab on Pinterst for more.