Have some fun with these crafty menorahs and displays for your buffet table or anywhere you need to add bling to this Hanukkah season!
Give your celebration a special glow with these hand-rolled candles, made from sheets of beeswax in the subtlest shades of ivory, butter yellow, and deep olive.
Menorah of Glasses and Beads
Build a luminous menorah throughout the eight nights of Hanukkah, using sherry glasses.
Stars made from folded paper are so easy to create that within a half hour you can have enough on hand to adorn all of your presents or string into garlands.
For a dining table centerpiece or as decoration on a buffet, hang pairs of chocolate gelt and golden dreidels as ornaments from a stick-style tree.
Create a simple and unique homemade menorah for your Hanukkah table. Arrange eight miniature tin pails on a tray and fill each pail with sand to hold a mini taper candle. Add another candle to a slightly larger tin pail and place it in the center of the tray. If you want, tie a numbered tag to the handle of each pail to count the days of the holiday.
For a festive centerpiece, use a wide velvet ribbon to gather the middle of a long table runner and line up tall tapers in simple candlesticks. See the next slide for how to make the beaded star cutouts that embellish the candlesticks.
Party Place Cards
Add sparkle to your Hanukkah festivities, make these place cards with card stock, decorative paper, and a few simple craft supplies.
Celebrate the Festival of Lights with a modern manzanita-branch menorah, sprayed shimmering silver and trimmed with candles.
Hanukkah Clip-Art Favor Boxes
Silver gelt — chocolate coins wrapped in foil — make charming favors when presented in clip-art card-stock boxes tied with ribbon and a Star of David.