The cleverly dubbed Thanksgivukkah is pretty exciting for Jewish and non-Jewish Americans alike. The idea of something not happening for another 70,000 years… no wonder everyone’s freaking out a bit! From Buzzfeed’s guide on How to Celebrate Thanksgivukkah to a bunch of turkey menorahs popping up all over the place… This year’s overlap of the first day of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving is causing some epic anticipation for the big day!
So while you’re prepping the potato latkes with cranberry applesauce, make sure to carve out some extra time to add one of these DIY Hanukkah decor ideas. Whether it’s on Thanksgivukkah itself or throughout the holiday, taking a bit of time to add a creative touch to your home will make the holiday that much more special. Happy Hanukkah! ~Mesick
Placing some pumpkins and pinecones on a cake stand next to pretty blue menorahs is definitely a striking decor idea for Thanksgivukkah. I’m especially loving the silver accents! Check out the complete look at Bunny and Dolly.
Who knew a cookie could look so sophisticated! Yes, this list does include some edible decor. Make these Colavita Olive Oil Crinkle Cookies with gelt toppers at home with this recipe from Busy In Brooklyn.
A DIY card for this year’s deemed “Thanksgivukkah” is as simple as printing these words on some white card stock paper and adding the red lines by hand. You can also just purchase some pre-made ones on Etsy.
Make a bunch of these customized matchbooks and candles for a little gift for guests, neighbors and family members. My Own Labels blog keeps it thrifty by snatching these matchbooks from the dollar store!
Add some glitter to wooden dreidels, throw them in a glass bowl, and Vuala! You’ve got a sparkly centerpiece like this one from Felt So Cute!
Recycled tubes are the trick to these festive favors by Creative Jewish Mom blog. Now I know what those paper doilies are really meant for!
Gold, gold GOLD! This table scape by Quinn Cooper style is so gorgeous! My eyes are going to those glittery DIY place cards on top of the linen napkins. Make these dreidel place cards out of card stock and glitter to add some polish to your table.
I’m thinking that this DIY gelt table runner requires a lot of chocolate eating to create… which in my book, is never a bad thing! See how to make your own table runner like this one on My Jewish Learning blog.
I’m loving these pretty powdery blue favors made from card-stock boxes. See how to make them at home on Martha Stewart.
I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw this macaroon menorah. I love this ombre color effect and sweet (literally) idea from the Jewish Hostess.
Just had to share this other adorably funny card on Etsy. “I love you a latke!” is a perfect little saying for your loved ones.