Hanukkah decorations help to create an atmosphere of celebration. When you will be having family members over it is important that your house look nice. Including a menorah in your Hanukkah décor is a no-brainer but there are other inexpensive decorating ideas to add to the feeling of celebration and bring your family together for activities. Try these simple ideas to decorate your home for Hanukkah on a budget.
This Hanukkah tablecloth is something that your family can use for years to come and even pass down to younger generations.
Materials Needed: Blue tablecloth, white fabric, gold or silver trimming, glue gun or fabric glue, scissors, fabric pen, and straight edge
• Purchase a blue tablecloth that is the size of your dining room table (depending on the size of your table this can be somewhat pricey so you could consider making a table runner the same way instead).
• Lay your white fabric lengthwise across the center of the blue tablecloth. Using a straight edge and fabric pen trace a line on the fabric and trim it down to the desired size. I would recommend using a 12 inch wide strip of white fabric but the size depends on the size of your table.
• Tack the white fabric into place in the center of your tablecloth using either the glue gun or fabric glue.
• Use the gold or silver trim to cover the raw edges of your white fabric, glue them into place. If you have some extra you could consider also covering the edges of your tablecloth for added glam or making a Star of David to go in the center.
Making a “Happy Hanukkah” door hanger is a great way to add a personal touch to your decorations.
Materials Needed: Piece of wood with beveled edges, blue, white, silver, gold, yellow, and orange craft paint, paint brushes, pencil, craft wire to make a hanger, 2 small hooks, wire cutters, ribbon (the color is your choice), and scissors
• Paint two coats of blue on the piece of wood. Let it dry overnight.
• Using your pencil lightly write “Happy Hanukkah from the (fill in your last name)’s” on the wood. If you are feeling artistic add either a Star of David design or a menorah.
• Paint in your design and let it dry.
• Screw your two small hooks onto the back sides of your door hanger and attach the wire. Make sure and use approximately 7 inches of extra wire. You can then wrap the wire around a pencil to make a “curly” design before attaching it to the other side.
• Tie your bow on one side of the hanger and hang it on your door.
This project is fun for children and adults alike and the ornaments can be used for years to come. Consider using them as a decoration for a centerpiece for your dining room table or buffet.
Materials Needed: Silver or gold ornaments, blue ornaments, large glass bowl size of your choice, blue paint pen, silver paint pen, silver or gold and blue glitter, and glue
• Draw menorahs and the Star of David on the ornaments and let dry.
• Trace the designs that you drew with glue and add glitter.
• After the ornaments dry arrange them in a glass container to show them off or add a ribbon and hang them from the doorways.