My wife sent me a pic the other day (at left) of a cool item she wanted me to make for Hanukkah. As soon as I saw the pic, I added it to my to-do list.
Well, I just got back into town today and picked up some supplies, so Jeremiah and I whipped this up, but we need good weather tomorrow to paint it. What is it?? A yard hanakkiah (though, the pic Kelly sent me is technically a menorah).
As the picture to the right demonstrates, ours has nine branches. It is made of 1″ PVC pipe and various fittings. Including the solar lights and extra spray paint, I think we have about $90 in it. We chose not to glue any of the vertical joints, so it has great stability while being able to be disassembled for storage.
First day of Hanukkah is December 24th, a particularly late start date for the eight day latke and doughnut celebration of the Maccabees’ liberating and cleansing the Temple. So, you have time to whip one up for your front yard… I plan to go ahead and light with all nine lights from the first night.
If you make one, send me a pic!!
Blessings, and happy Hanukkah!