Arabic Peace Fabric Purse {Tutorial}

Now that my daughter has her moon and star earrings for our upcoming Eid party as part of our Ramadan crafts challenge, I thought I would spend a little time upcycling a purse.


Eid Al Fitr is the holiday that is celebrated at the end of Ramadan.  It usually lasts 3 days and is full of parties, for adults and kids alike.


It was a plain purse with a rhinestone bow in the front, but I used fabric paints that I received as my role as Plaid Ambassador to personalize it.



Calligraphy printout
Fabric paint
Paint brush
Blue tape

I started by using the xacto to cut out the letters. I was careful to make sure to keep the inside of the Arabic letter م.

I taped the calligraphy to the purse using the blue tape.  I then used the fabric paint inside the newly cut stencil.

I removed the paper very carefully, making sure not to smudge any of the paint, and went over all the areas again, including connecting the round loop on the Arabic letter م.

I added a few more layers of paint and now I’m ready for the Eid party.

Check out these other tutorials we’ve made to spruce up our outfits

Stamped Mosaic Shoes {Tutorial}

Arabic Fig Canvas Bag {Tutorial}

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


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