Hanukkah, also known as Chanukah, is an eight-day Jewish celebration. It falls in the wintertime and traditions include the symbolic lighting of the Menorah, special prayers, games, gifts and lots of delicious fried food!
It also makes an excellent occasion to get your craft stash out and start making. Whether you’re celebrating Hanukkah yourself, or have friends or family who are, these Hanukkah crafts are great projects to decorate your home or give as a gift.
Marvellous Menorah patterns
Menorahs are the centrepiece of Hanukkah traditions. On each night of Hanukkah, a candle is lit on the menorah – a special nine-branched candelabra – to symbolise the miracle lantern that blazed for eight days after the Maccabees reclaimed the Temple.
These unique menorah makes are a thoughtful and heartfelt addition to any celebrating home.
Delightful dreidel designs
The dreidel is a four-sided spinning top and one of the most famous Hanukkah traditions. It forms the centre of a Hanukkah game which is enjoyed throughout many Jewish households during the holiday season.
These lovely dreidel patterns make an ideal present for friends celebrating Hanukkah, or as decorations for your home to bring our every year for the holidays.
Crochet a special Hanukkah blanket
Decorating your home with special handmade accessories is one of the best parts of any holiday season! We love this simple crochet granny square featuring the Star of David, and think it'll look stunning as part of a blanket or cushion to be showcased every year during Hanukkah.