November 25, 2007

Hanukkah Crafting

It's an early Hanukkah year this year, so I realized I'd better get moving! We're not in love with our menorah, so I though I'd try something a little different. Inspired by the resourceful people at the IKEA Hacker blog, I too went to the blue and yellow store to see what I could find.

Thus: I took a square nine-slot candle holder (Hallare) and hammered some tacks into the center of each tin cup to hold the skinny candles (it works well to hold the thumbtack with pliers while hammering to avoid finger smashing):

Menorah Hack - step 1

Menorah Hack - step 2

Then I added some white rocks (Florera) for stability - et voila, all ready for the first night:

Menorah Hack - step 3