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How to: Make a DIY Modern Wooden Menorah

by Bruno Bornsztein

How to: Make a DIY Modern Wooden Menorah


A few weeks ago, our editor, Chris Gardner, posted a sweet woodworking tutorial over on our 'brother' site, ManMadeDIY. In it, he explained the steps he took to make a beautiful hardwood modern menorah. If you're in the market for a new one for Hanukkah this year, or you're not Jewish but you just want a candle-holder with room for nine lights, then I suggest you check it out. Chris shipped us the finished product, and we were thrilled to put...

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Handmade Hanukkah: DIY Gelt/Gift Pouches

by Creativejewishmom

Handmade Hanukkah: DIY Gelt/Gift Pouches

Hi, it's me Sara of creativejewishmom.com- I'm back, and a bit out of breath since Hanukkah starts tonight! I've still got some last minute things to take care of, mostly because it also happens to be my husband's birthday. Realistically, since Hanukkah is eight nights, there's still time to pull out all the bangs and whistles even if you can't get it together for the first night. In my house as long as there are chocolate coins, like lots of...

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Bruno & Alicia's Hanukkah Table

by Alicia Lacy

Our Hanukkah table setting.

We're a Christmukkah house (or a Hanumas house, if you prefer). I love the fact that we celebrate both holidays, because it provides us the opportunity spend time with loved ones, share traditions, enjoy amazing eats, and decorate.

Hanukkah begins at sundown this evening, and our table is already set. We assembled a simple table incorporating the colors blue, silver, and white. Using a vase we had on hand, and our everyday dishes, we spruced...

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Handmade Hanukkah: Inspiring DIY Hanukkah Decorations

by Creativejewishmom

Handmade Hanukkah: Inspiring DIY Hanukkah Decorations

Hi everyone, it's me Sara of creativejewishmom.com back again with some inspiring ideas for DIY Hanukkah decorations. If you'd like to read a little about the history of Hanukkah, please see my post from yesterday here. Or continue reading for a bunch of crafty DIY ideas that could easily keep you busy all year!

Hanukkah decorations? What would that be exactly? Between you and me, it could be anything that brings you joy! Not to pop anyone's...

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Handmade Hanukkah : Awesome DIY Hanukkiah Ideas

by Creativejewishmom

Handmade Hanukkah : Awesome DIY Hanukkiah Ideas

Hi everyone, I'm so happy to be here at Curbly.com guest blogging about Hanukkah. I'm Sara of creativejewishmom.com, so if I can't tell you about Hanukkah, who can? As I know from my own blogging experience, most of us love the chance to learn about cultures and customs that aren't our own, so I hope that the information and ideas that I will be sharing here will be inspiring for everyone!

Before I get started with the crafty portion of this...

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Clever DIY Gift Card Holders

by DIY Maven

Clever DIY Gift Card Holders

If you're giving gift cards this holiday season, they've probably come in utilitarian envelopes  in which to give them. For something a bit different--and MUCH more memorable--how about presenting those gift cards in an empty Altoid tin? BHG suggests we cover the cover in pretty paper to hide the 'toid part.

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Eight Crazy Nights

by DIY Maven

In deference to the Jewish members of my family, I thought I’d lay off Christmas for a second and turn my attention to Hanukkah.

So, no trees, garland or even twinkle lights. "No twinkle lights?" you ask. Yes, but don’t worry. Households who observe Hanukkah find holiday sparkle in the lights of the Menorah.

Judaica Mall has an extensive selection of Menorahs so beautiful Christmas celebrants will be tempted to add them to their mantles. Here is...

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Mantels are overrated: How should I display holiday cards?

by Alicia Lacy

Despite the lack of snow in St. Paul, I am getting in the holiday spirit. I've been listening to Dean Martin's "Marshmallow World" and started to make my way down my holiday gift lists. I turned my car stereo to the "Christmas Superstation" where it's Christmas all day and all night. Sweet Bruno deals with my holiday spirit magnificently. 

We received our first holiday card this weekend, which brings me to my question: Does anyone have a...

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