Hanging Menorah

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

  1. Ages: 5 - 16

  2. 1 hour - 2 hours

  3. A little messy

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Gather your materials!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

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

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

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

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 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.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Tip

    You may need an adult to assist you.

  • Step 5

    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).

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

  • Step 6

    Poke the needle back through the front of the felt.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 6

  • Step 7

    Poke the needle back through the front of the felt.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 7

  • Step 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.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 8

  • Step 9

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

    Photo reference of how to complete step 9

  • 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!

  • Step 10

    Fold down the top ½ (1.3 cm) inch of the large felt rectangle and sew it closed the same way you sewed the cutouts onto the felt rectangle.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 10

  • Step 11

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

    Photo reference of how to complete step 11

  • Step 12

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

    Photo reference of how to complete step 12

  • Step 13

    Hang it up! Happy Hanukkah!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 13

  • Tip

    Use your extra embroidery floss to make a dreidel launcher!

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