This year, Hanukkah begins on Dec. 12 and runs through Dec. 20 for eight days filled with blessings, family time, and of course, the lighting of the menorah. A menorah is essential for this holiday and for every family celebrating. While they are sold all over, from traditional stores or makers to Etsy and Pier 1, you can also make your very own with these DIY menorah ideas for your home, and it's such a great opportunity for your family to bond even more.
Hanukkah is known as the "festival of lights" and is a blessed time for anyone celebrating. Much like the first Hanukkah, families light the menorah candles one at a time, adding a new one each night for a total of eight. According to Chabad.org, to make a menorah, you'll need eight candles with a ninth one in the middle, called the shamash, "attendant." This candle is taller than the others and is used to light each new one every night. It also stays lit all eight nights.
For those who celebrate Hanukkah, it's an amazing time of year and is full of really beautiful family traditions. DIY videos exist to help you make the best out of your DIY menorah, so check out these six tutorials.