Ramadan Southern Charm Décor {Tutorial} Guest Post

We are so honored to host a guest post for our Ramadan crafts 30-day challenge from Sarah Gowayed.

Sister Sarah is sharing how she crafted these easy Ramadan Southern Charm Décor wood plaques to welcome the holy month into her home.

To celebrate our 11th annual Ramadan crafts 30-day challenge, we are hosting guest posts for most of the month, if you have a craft, resource, or recipe you’d like to share, please let us know.


Ramadan Southern Charm Décor

Asalaamu Alaikum. My name is Sarah Gowayed. I’m a writer of children’s books and a homeschooling mother of three. Ramadan Mubarak y’all from the great state of Texas. Time to welcome Ramadan with a howdy, Alhamdulillah, and a… Ramadan door hanger with loads of, you guessed it, southern charm.

All the supplies you need can be purchased at your local craft store and Etsy.


First, tape the stencil to the wood. Using spray craft glue instead of tape creates a better seal, but you need to use it outdoors for ventilation. Use your dry paint brush to blot paint on the stencil. Allow paint to dry in between each coat. You’ll need 2-3 coats. Be sure to wash the paint off the stencil in between coats and after your done using it.

To avoid paint from bleeding underneath your stencil:

-Make sure your paint brush is completely dry, otherwise you’ll end up with watery paint leaking behind the stencil. I make this mistake with the letter “M” in Mubarak.

-Hold the stencil down in the middle while painting.

-Don’t use too much paint. A little goes a long way.

Arrange the flowers according to your preference.

I arranged them in a moon shape with the star on the opposite end of the plaque.

Once you find the arrangement you prefer, use a pencil to draw a dot on the wood where you want to glue the back of the flower. Remove the flower, glue gun one dot at a time, and quickly adhere the flower to the board before the glue dries. Once you’ve glued all the flowers, wait several minutes for the glue to dry.

You’re done darlin’! Now go ahead and hang your newly made craft on your front door, bedroom doors, or any wall in your home. They also make great hostess gifts for Iftars. Happy decorating and happy Ramadan!!!

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