8 Creative DIY Menorahs

These aren't your Bubbie's menorahs.

Vintage and store-bought menorahs are great, especially when they hold a special piece of nostaglia in your heart. But we love the idea of being clever and sometimes resourceful to make an all-new, creative menorah for Hanukkah. Take a look at some of our favorite DIY menorahs, and get inspired to make one with your family this year. Some might even be Bubbie-approved. 


  • Glass Menorah

    Fill a set of glasses with salt, sugar or sand to easily create this menorah seen on Make Zine. This menorah is simple and sweet, and makes for a great last-minute project that can often be made with supplies around the house.

  • Cookie Menorah

    Create this edible spin on the traditional menorah by baking and decorating a cookie menorah as seen on Amy Atlas’ blog! Have fun decorating the candles with your favorite frosting and finishing touches, and have even more fun eating a delicious candle each day!

  • Peznorah

    If you have extra Pez dispensers (we're looking at you, hoarders), then this is the perfect project. This menorah found on Up Cycle is perfect for getting kids and kids-at-heart to participate, and is a fun alternative to a traditional menorah. It would make sense if all of the Pez dispensers were from the same set, but if not, that will do.

  • Salt Shaker Menorah

    Use those extra salt and pepper shakers you have lying around, or pick up a few sets at the store, to create this elegant menorah seen on The Brass Paperclip Project. The shakers can be placed on a tray, or across the table or mantle as a beautiful display for Hanukkah.

  • Lego Menorah

    Creating a Lego menorah is a perfect activity for kids and grown up Lego fans alike, and is easily customized by using different colors and sets. This amazing menorah found on Momfluential features Lego Star Wars characters and lightsaber “candles”. The creative possibilities are endless when you start building your own!

  • Guilded Jars Menorah

    Line the inside of a set of clear glasses with gold leaf to create this gorgeous golden menorah by Aunt Peaches. This elegant menorah will make a beautiful touch for your Hanukkah celebration.

  • Wood Block Menorah

    This alphabet block menorah from Creative Jewish Mom is the perfect way to introduce children to the holiday tradition. This menorah is perfectly sweet and you may even have some extra blocks lying around the toy box for assembly!

  • Vintage Bottle Menorah

    Utilize painted bottles to create this gorgeous menorah with vintage appeal from Mr. Kate. Whether you use perfume bottles or tall glass bottles, this project results in a simply beautiful menorah.

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