By: Rivka C. Berman, Contributor
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If you want to make a Chanukiyah that from scratch, here are several ways to go about it!
· Builder's Special
· The L'Chaim Version
· Simple and Elegant
· Seaside Special
· 9 nuts ¾" diameter
· 1 ceramic tile - such as a 12" square
· 2 ceramic tiles, 1"x1" each
· Glue gun and glue sticks
· Glue eight nuts in a straight line on the large tile. These will be the candleholders.
· Glue two 1" tiles together mount this stack on the larger tile.
· Glue a nut on top of this tile stack. This will be the shamash, service candleholder.
· 9 sturdy shot glasses
· 1 coffee mug
· Line up eight shot glasses in a row on a heatproof surface.
· Turn a coffee mug upside down.
· Place the final shot glass on top of the mug.
· Fill the shot glasses that are in the row with oil and floating wicks.
· The shot glass on the mug will be the shamash, service candle, space.
Simple and Elegant
· 8 votive candles, all the same size, in glass cups
· 28 votive refills
· 8 long candles
· 1 candlestick
· Buy eight votive candles and place them in a line on a heatproof surface.
· Set one long candle in the candleholder.
· Viola, a bed-Bath-and-Beyond worthy menorah. (Light one candle on the first night. Add the refills as needed.)
· 9 nice sized shells that are wide enough to collect Chanukah candle wax
· 1 larger shell to act as shamash, service candle, base
· Glue gun
· Long piece of driftwood
· Glue eight shells in a row on the driftwood.
· Glue the larger shell ridge-side down at one end of the driftwood.
· Mount the last shell to act as a shamash candleholder.
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