Repurposed Moon and Star Salsa Tray {Tutorial}

Hispanic and Latino American Muslims have one of the highest conversion rates into Islam right now.


Hispanic and Latino Americans are an ethno-linguistic group of citizens of the United States with origins in the countries of Latin America or the Iberian peninsula.


Today I talked to my daughters about the similarities between Islam and Latino culture while we made salsa. When we were done, we were getting ready to put it into our very used and loved salsa tray when I realized that the tray looked like a crescent moon.


So off we went, to the studio, to repurpose our salsa tray from drap to fab.  If you do plan on putting food in yours, like we do ours, please use plastic wrap between the paint and your food.


We used the brushed metal paint I  had received as a Plaid Ambassador, giving the moon and star that extra shiny look.



Salsa tray
Paint- black, silver, gold

First we placed the paper over the salsa opening and drew out it’s size. We then drew in a star to cover the entire circle.

Next we cut out the star.

Make sure your tray is very clean, and dry, before you start to paint.

We then placed our star into the circle and very carefully painted around the outline. We also used the curve of the bowl to outline a moon shape in the main opening. Once we finished the outlines, we also painted the outer rim in black.

We painted the star in gold and the moon in silver.

Let everything dry for 24 hours. This one was hard since our salsa was still in the kitchen!


Just a reminder the paint is not food safe, so please put some kind of napkin or plastic wrap between your chips and the tray. Please do not expose your salsa to the painted star and use a smaller, clear bowl or plastic wrap.

Stop by other kitchen items we have repurposed

Morocco Flag Candy Dish {Tutorial}

My First Ramadan Plate {Tutorial}

Or visit A Crafty Arab on Pinterest for other tutorials that teach about the Arab and Muslim world


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