Look beyond blue and white this holiday season, and opt for natural greenery, wood, and simple pops of metallics (silver, gold, or copper) to add a modern touch to your Hanukkah celebrations this year.
MODERN STAR OF DAVID WREATH
We’re loving this modern take on a festive Star of David wreath, using twigs and seeded eucalyptus! You only need greenery (you can find bundled of seeded eucalyptus at most grocery stores in their floral section), floral wire, wire cutters and twigs! Click through below for the full tutorial.
CHALK PAINTED MANZANITA BRANCH MENORAH
This tutorial from Martha Stewart covers a manzanita branch and faux ferns with chalk paint to give them a plaster-like finish, then secures the ferns onto the branch, along with brass flower-shaped taper holders and accent leaves. The candles are positioned organically: The shammash (the candle used to light all the others) has its place of prominence atop a bend, but you could also choose a piece of wood with a distinguished knot, and the rest are nestled closely together.
CHOCOLATE COVERED STAR PRETZEL SNACKS
Need a sweet treat to set out for guests? This fun and easy DIY only requires pretzels, chocolate and sprinkles (optional!). You can use milk chocolate, dark chocolate or even white chocolate for a pretty (and tasty) snack.
We love the idea of making a whole tray of these in assorted colors for a festive touch.
SPINNING CERAMIC DREIDEL VASE
Some times even the best DIYers still prefer to be DIY-buyers 😉 when the right item comes along. We saw this gorgeous modern, spinning top, dreidel combo vase and had to include it in our round up! This gorgeous find comes from Etsy, so even though there’s no tutorial for us to hand make it, you’re still getting a handmade item created with love.
STAR SHAPED WOODEN BEAD TRIVET (OR HANGING DECOR)
We love this crafty and simple natural decor idea from Over the Ocean. Pick up a pack of wooden beads from your favorite craft store, some twine and these come together in a flash! Her tutorial has a great diagram for assembly and even kids can help make these.
EASY TIDINGS MOCKTAIL KIT
Last but not least, our favorite DIY is activity and libation in one!
We are obsessed with the Easy Tidings Mocktail Kit this holiday season, as it’s the perfect tipple for adults and kids alike. The kids will love helping mix up this fanciful treat. With warming turmeric spice, this brightly hued concoction will shine bright all season long.
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