December 8, 2009

Hanukkah Decor is Up!

Hanukkah - Advent Streamers w/ Gelt Envelopes

This year's Festival of Lights comes early - this Friday - but we are ready with this recycled advent-style decoration. I scoured magazines and catalogs for blue and white/off-white pages and cut out numbers, rectangles, and six-sided stars (a special shout-out is owed to Brooks Brothers and their uber-conservative shirt stylings). Then, each of the eight streamers got a craft-paper envelope into which I tucked a piece of chocolate gelt and a small clue that reveals the location of a present hidden somewhere in the house (nothing too crazy - "look under the couch"). The first present will be the dreidel game, able to actually be played for the first time this year!

7 comments:

Fixer Mamma said...

i love this idea! I've been googling my fingers off, looking for clever hannukah ideas and everything is so, well, crappy. but this is great!

3XMom said...

This is so cool! Great idea!

Tigermom said...

You are the coolest mom ever.

Amy said...

Very cool, Anna. I wonder if I can quickly make some sort of similar decoration? Hmmmmm . . .

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

Just saw this on Crafty Crow and I love it...the idea, the way you used recycled items, and the fun of searching for presents. Off to start collecting materials to make our own!

Ally @momstownteach said...

So pretty! We'd love for you to link up to our linky party on Hanukkah crafts this week at
http://momstown-artsandcrafts.momstown.ca/node/458

Anonymous said...

Love this idea! Totally going to use it when my twins are old enough. Probably not next year (they'll only be a little over 1) but definitely in 2014! Love it!!