Let’s celebrate – Hanukkah is here again! Sundown on December 6th marks the first night of the Festival of Lights, which means it’s time to gather with family and friends for delicious fried foods, gelt and gift giving, dreidel spinning and – most importantly – coming together to light the menorah each night.
This year, share your good cheer and give an extra glow to your home by adding your own special touch to the festive nights ahead. Whether you’re looking for something lovely, simple, fun, or all of the above, Michaels is here to help! In honor of the eight nights of Hanukkah, here are eight suggestions to get you started:
1. Make a beautiful menorah.
Although traditional menorahs use oil or wax, why not add a little extra light with an LED candelabrum that’s safe for the little ones to admire? This lovely version is made from mercury glass votive holders and cobalt blue teardrop gems from our jewelry section.
2. Light up your room with a shimmer of gold.
All that glitters isn’t gelt! Add a metallic accent to your holiday décor by making this elegant piece of canvas art that showcases the Star of David. Natural twigs are painted gold and tied with metallic floss to combine rustic and ornate elements.
3. Dress up your door.
Spread the cheer outdoors as well as in with this pretty wreath. It’s decorated with foam balls wrapped in yarn, and tiny glass and glitter ornaments.
4. Fill the air with stars.
Hang these pretty, patterned ornaments from the ceiling or along your banister. They’re simple to make – just cut, fold and glue.
5. Put your good wishes into words.
Welcome your guests with a banner – adhesive chipboard letters make it easy to add your message. Embellish with gold foil “gelt,” stars, washi tape and pretty ribbon to complete this cheerful hanging garland.
6. Send a message to those you love.
Remember those who can’t be with you for Hanukkah by sending your holiday wishes. Metallic washi tape adds a sophisticated touch to this simple card.
7. Give the kiddos their own project!
Keep the little ones happy (and busy!) with their very own menorah made of craft sticks. They’ll love adding another felt flame for each night of Hanukkah!
8. Make your gifts extra memorable.
Tuck your gifts and treats into tiny tin boxes, then wrap with ribbon. Get the kids in on the fun with a Star of David made from Perler® beads!
What did you DIY for Hanukkah? Or, are you still crafting? Show us what you’re making – we’d love to see! Share your photos on Instagram and tag with #MadeWithMichaels, and we may feature your work on our social media channels.
Happy Hanukkah to you and your family from ours!