15 Simple DIY Hanukkah Decorations to Make This Year
Modern Menorah from Concrete
Make this faux marble menorah from concrete, a free template mold, and colored dye! You pick what dye to use in your own personalized marbled menorah. Gray and silver would create a faux-marble look for an affordable price, but we went with traditional blue and white.
DIY Hanukkah Tablesettings
Wrapped in Light
Create your own Hanukkah menorah with glass tea-light holders set on wrapped boxes. Secure candleholders with double-sided tape.
DIY Hanukkah Garland
We wrapped a hurricane vase in paper and decorated with aluminum foil tape to add a simple update to the mantle, then hung this easy DIY Hanukkah garland. We made colorful paper cutouts with stamped patterns. Glue a short string to each end of the cutout and connect to form a chain.
Handmade Hanukkah Giftwrap
You have eight nights of gifts to give, and eight nights to try a new homemade Hanukkah gift wrap! We have a free template to make your own paper and stamps, DIY gift bows, and fun Star of David gift tags.
Paper Hanukkah Napkin Rings
These paper napkin rings add a personal touch to your Hanukkah table decorations. You can hand draw the Star of David or use a stamp. We used the free stamp how-to from our Hanukkah giftwrap. To create a 3D design, cut out half the shape then fold along the center line. This easy DIY napkin ring would also go well with our other Hanukkah tablescapes.
Easy Candle Display
This non-traditional take on a candle display is super easy and a great way to bring oil into your Hanukkah tradition. This floating candle display can replace a menorah. All you need to create this DIY Hanukkah decoration are tealights, oil, colored dye, and water.
Hanukkah Serving Tray
Upgrade a plain white serving tray or cake pedestal for the holiday with strips of foil tape. Cut thin strips and stick in the shape of a Star of David. To create sharp points, cut ends of the tape at an angle. The tape peels off effortlessly when you're done! Easy!
Welcome guests with personalized place settings. Beaded napkin rings and elegant place cards enhance the gelt-sprinkled tablescape.
Gilded Hanukkah Tree
Create a festive Hanukkah centerpiece using just a few inexpensive materials. Hang pairs of chocolate gelt and golden dreidels as ornaments from a tabletop stick tree.
Vibrant felt and blue-and-white ribbons attached with glue pair up for a warm welcome at the front door. Fold over the top edge of felt and stitch or glue to create a pocket for a dowel. Use stick-on letters to spell out a message on grosgrain ribbon to drape over the banner.
Blessing and Songbook
Create a songbook for a sing-along that tells the story of Hanukkah. Decorate the book with stars and torn strips of paper.
Greeting with Light
Unfold the joy of the season with this menorah-inspired accordion card for your mantel or Hanukkah tabletop. Decorate blue and navy squares with sliver accents, buttons, and wire.
Coined Inspired Table
Gelt, foil-wrapped chocolate coins, inspired this table for Hanukkah. Wrap napkins with bead-and-coin-festooned ribbon, use a scarf as a table runner and finish the Hanukkah decorations by dressing up simple plastic boxes of gelt with ribbon.