Pepper the spirit of the holidays throughout your home by decorating for Hanukkah in unexpected ways. Here, the Star of David creates a bold look on the staircase, greeting family and friends with a welcoming chag sameach right when they walk in the door. To get this look, use a paper punch or a homemade template to cut out stars from card stock in two different shades of blue (the traditional Hanukkah colour). Affix the stars to the risers using double-sided tape, alternating a dark blue row with the lighter shade of blue.
Remember, Hanukkah is called the Festival of Lights, so don’t stop at just one menorah. Create a layered effect on your fireplace mantel by incorporating several menorahs, as well as candles of various heights. Add extra sparkle by nestling pillar candles in large glass vases filled with metallic flakes. Other reflective elements, from the mercury glass orbs to the bevelled mirror, lend shine.
Kids will love finding gifts in these playful Star of David “pockets” hung on their bedroom doors (and you’ll love how they look, too!). Make eight pockets (one for each day of Hanukkah) by sewing together two star shapes cut out of felt in different shades of blue and leaving the tops of the stars open. Glue the backs of the star pockets to the ends of blue ribbons of various lengths and secure to the top of the door with tape.