Hanging Menorah

Hanging Menorah

Learn how to hand sew while making a Hanukkah-themed wall hanging! 

Ages:
9 - 16
Est. Time:
1-2 hours

How we did it:

Materials List

  1. felt scraps - assorted colors
  2. felt (8 1/2 x 11)
  3. marker
  4. pins
  5. scissors
  6. needle
  7. embroidery floss - assorted colors
  8. skewers (2)
  9. masking tape
  1. Gather your materials! 

  2. Draw a menorah, candles, and flames onto your felt scraps in whichever colors you want. Then, cut them out. 

  3. Position the felt cutouts onto the large felt rectangle. Then, use pins to secure them in place.

  4. Thread the needle! Tie a loop knot on one end of your embroidery thread. Poke the other end through the eye of the needle. 

  5. Tip!

    You may need an adult to assist you. 

  6. Poke the needle up through the back of the felt until it hits the knot. You should be going through two layers (the large felt rectangle and one of the felt cutouts). 

  7. Poke the needle back through the front of the felt. 

  8. Continue doing this until you have reached the end of the cutout. Then, turn the felt over and tie a loop knot as close to the felt as possible.

  9. Repeat steps 4 through 7 until you have sewed all of the cutouts to the large felt rectangle. 

  10. Tip!

    If you want to “light” your hanging menorah as you would with real candles, remember not to sew on all of the flames just yet! Keep them somewhere safe and then sew one flame onto the menorah each night of Hanukkah. By the end, you’re guaranteed to be a hand sewing pro!

  11. Fold down the top ½ inch of the large felt rectangle and sew it closed the same way you sewed the cutouts onto the felt rectangle. 

  12. Tape the skewers together to make one big skewer. Then, insert it into the opening at the top of the felt rectangle. 

  13. Tie a piece of embroidery floss to both ends of the skewer. 

  14. Hang it up! Happy Hanukkah! 

  15. Tip!

    Use your extra embroidery floss to make a dreidel launcher