DIY Turkeytastic Thanksgivukkah Menorah


How convenient are these turkey tea light holders for creating a Thanksgivukkah menorah?  Not only do they cast lovely shadows, but they also are likely to be used again in the future. I picked these up at Michael’s. I love this simple DIY menorah almost as much as the Squirrel Menorah I also made for Thanksgivukkah…

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Giant Lawn Menorah Ikea Variera Hack


We have a funny family tradition at Hanukkah. It started over ten years ago when we felt pressured by our neighbors to decorate/light our house for the holidays. Our hood goes all out and gets competitive with it. There are cash prizes to the most well lit tract in our little town. Cash = awesome…

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Simple, Classic Upcycled Bottle Menorah

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Here’s a menorah that requires a little shopping but not a lot of crafting. Anyone can put one like this one (currently on my mantle) together. I’ve seen a lot of menorahs made from multiple bottle of the same size and color but I’m partial to a mix and match approach, so long as you…

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Easy, Safe Glowstick Menorah for Little Kids


Here is a super simple and festive menorah that can be crafted and enjoyed by even the preschool set, with a little bit of supervision and assistance. The end result looks great and is safe to keep in a bedroom, on the shelf without any fear of fire. I give you the foam tube, glow…

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DIY Star Wars Lego Glow Stick Menorah


Some ideas are so obvious that it takes me a decade of parenting to come up with them. Every year I have a little tantrum about how each of my kids, even the toddlers want to light their own menorah, and hold the candles and carry them around and please mommy can I have a…

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DIY Plastic Dinosaur Menorah Tutorial


I’m always amazed that there aren’t more awesome Menorah tutorials out there. If ever there was an object ripe for the crafting, this is it. It’s like the Christmas Wreath of the Jewish world. My kids have made menorahs at school every year and I cherish them, I really do. But there’s only so many…

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The DIY Menorahs Are Coming


  Hanukkah has always been one of my favorite holidays. Not just because there are presents and doughnuts, though it’s a potent combo. We have a prolific Menorah collection and we add a few new ones every year. The kids like to make them at school and my husband and I compete to craft giant,…

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{Ikea Hack} Giant Lawn Menorahs from Fangst & Fniss

We live in one of those neighborhoods that goes all out for the holidays. Competition and cash prizes for the tract with the most holiday spirit. Our home is on a prominent corner, ripe for over the top decor. However… we are Jews. We were uncomfortable, therefore, when the neighborhood committee presented us with luminaria…

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