10 Creative Ideas for Hanukkah Decorations

The time of year is quickly approaching for Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights! With eight nights to celebrate the holiday, there are all the more opportunities to get crafty and creative.

From edible dreidels to homemade menorahs, we've put together 10 extra-special ideas for Hanukkah crafts and decorations. Check them out here for a little inspiration!


  • Paper Dreidels

    Dreidels are, without a doubt, the staple toy of Hanukkah. Playing with them is a specific, traditional game-- but the dreidel itself does not have to be quite so traditional. This Hanukkah, make your own cute and festive four-sided spinning tops like they did over at Matzo Ball Soup!

    Image via Matzo Ball Soup

  • Star of David Mobile

    The Star of David is the universal symbol for Judaism, and therefore for Hanukkah as well. Dress up your windows and doorways during the holiday season with super cute, easy-to-make Star of David mobiles, like the one pictured here!

    Image via Spoonful

  • Hanukkah Stained Glass Windows

    While real stained glass windows are usually associated with places of worship, and certainly not a viable DIY project, these adorable faux stained glass windows are the perfect decoration for your home during the eight nights of Hanukkah! Follow these directions from Matzo Ball Soup for this beautiful craft that is especially fun for children.

    Image via Matzo Ball Soup

  • Cookie Menorah

    Traditionally, with each night of Hanukkah, a new candle is lit on the menorah. However, if you'd like to keep your candles on display throughout the day, try out this delicious and safety-guaranteed take on the menorah!

    Image via Sweet Designs

  • Dreidel Place Card

    Give each of your Hanukkah guests a cute little party favor with dreidel place cards! For an added bonus, take the advice of HGTV and put a number on the back of each place card, with that number corresponding with a small gift!

    Image via HGTV

  • Blue and White Tissue Centerpieces

    These adorable Festival of Lights-themed tissue paper centerpieces found on Repeat Crafter Me are sure to add a special touch to your Hanukkah celebrations!

    Image via Repeat Crafter Me

  • Hanukkah Gelt Memory Game

    Hanukkah gelt, those famous chocolate gold coins, are the yummy treat associated with playing dreidel. Make a new game out of your gelt by decorating one side of them with festive prints, like the ones pictured here, and then starting a game of memory!

    Image via Scrumdilly-Do

  • Edible Dreidels

    Why let the Hanukkah gelt get all the deliciousness? Turn your actual dreidels into a fun treat with these edible dreidels we put together!

  • Glass Bottle Menorah

     This Hanukkah, spice things up by making your own menorah! We love this one in particular, from ReadyMade, made of white glass bottles.

    Image via ReadyMade

  • Hanukkah Wreath

     While wreaths are typically more of a Christmas than a Hanukkah tradition, that certainly doesn't mean you can't have a Hanukkah wreath! Simply utilize colors and symbols associated with the Jewish holiday to welcomingly and uniquely adorn your door this year.

    Image via Felt So Cute

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