If you haven’t seen my Chanukah Tree, check out the tree and the story here. I realize a Chanukah Tree is quite untraditional, so wanted to do a little more decorating for the holiday in a more traditional way.
There are lots and lots of blogs out there focusing on Christmas decorating, but Chanukah? Not so much.
A lot of the Chanukah decor found in stores is basic boring: cheap metallic Happy Chanukah signs, paper pop-up dreidels and tinsel covered Stars of David. It’s hard to find pretty and unique Chanukah decor, so I decided to take matters into my own hands.
I created this super simple Chanukah sign DIY for you! All you’ll need is a printer, a gold metallic Sharpie and an 8×10 frame. Ready?
First, download and print the sign I designed. (Hey, that rhymes!) You can download a PDF of the sign here. It’s all setup to be printed on regular letter sized paper. If you happen to have a card stock, I highly recommend using that to print on.
Now grab your gold metallic Sharpie, and with a steady hand, begin filling in the letters and swirls until all the black ink is covered. Use a light touch (don’t press to hard) and if your Sharpie starts to run liquid-y, flip it up right and give it a rest for a minute before continuing.
Once complete, allow the paper to dry completely (about an hour.) Then frame the sign and hang! It’s perfect for an 8×10 frame, but if you’re like me and wanted to use an 11×14 frame, you can simply center it in the frame, or cut a decorative edge with pinking sheers like I did.
I hung my Chanukah sign in my foyer, above my entry dresser. On the dresser, I layered a pretty blue patterned runner (Home Goods $8.99), a few gold tea light holders & chrome dreidels (Dollar Tree, $1.00 each), a mercury glass candle stick (Christmas Tree Shop, $6.99) and a vase of faux hydrangeas with glitter spray (Vase – Home Goods $7.00, Glitter spray – Dollar Tree, $1.00. Hydrangeas stolen from my Thankgiving tablescape.) The center piece is an antique bronze menorah from my grandparents.
Next to the dresser, I added a gold IKEA light up star I had gotten last year (IKEA, $11ish?) and a metallic vase I usually use in my bedroom.
By using items in the right color scheme, that aren’t “Chanukah decorations” and pairing them with the DIY sign, I was able to create a stylish and festive Chanukah foyer! And since many of these pieces are really decorations, they can be used through out the year as regular decor.
A full winter decor tour is coming soon, but for now you get a sneak peek of my holiday mantle in the background.
To those who celebrate, get DIYing and I hope you and yours have a bright Chanukah!
This DIY partied over at the following link-ups. Check ’em out: