A Little of This & That… Renovating, Decorating, DIY Projects & Family
A Little of This & That… Renovating, Decorating, DIY Projects & Family

DIY Hanukkah Cookie Menorah

Hanukkah Cookie Menorah Amy Atlas

Hanukkah is fast approaching (begins this Friday at sundown) and now is a great time to prep for a neat menorah project for the entire family. Amy Atlas sent over this DIY centerpiece she created using homemade cookies and lollipop sticks (to give structure and stabilization to the ‘candles’) to share with you.

Hanukkah Cookie Menorah Amy Atlas 2

In Amy’s own words:

This fun dessert and craft project makes a great centerpiece on the Hanukkah table. It is also a fun project that your kids can help out with because you can enlist them to decorate the cookies! Simply pick up these cookie cutters from Sur La Table, bake off a basic sugar cookie recipe in the candle shape with these lollipop sticks attached to your dough, and then decorate the cookies with royal icing and sprinkles. If your kids are helping out with decorating, don’t feel obligated to follow a design – let them decorate away! That way, the cookies will feel more festive and your kids will take a lot of pride in their cookie candle menorah when it is part of the Hanukkah table! When the cookie candles are finished, simply glue-gun the lollipop sticks to your favorite menorah. Enjoy!”

Find the entire post and project at her blog here. Photography credit by Allan Zepeda for Mel Barlow Photography.

‘Man Cupcakes’ for a Personalized Birthday

Man Cupcakes - Geekinesis

Bake some manly cupcakes for your favorite birthday boy! These custom cupcake wrappers by Etsy artist Geekinesis are PERFECT! Check out his shop for more great ideas, including motorcycle, airplane, saw edge, forest and clockwork-themed laser cut designs. Send Carl custom requests as well – he cut a beautiful wall stencil for me just recently.

Man Themed Cupcakes - Geekinesis

These might even inspire a great party theme! Perfect for the hubby, boyfriend, son or sidekick on his special day.

New Entertaining Inspiration Page!

It’s now easier to sort entertaining inspiration! Check out PDB’s new Entertaining ‘Parties & Play’ page by clicking on this link or the button in the left hand side bar. Now inspiration is cataloged by Event Type and Holiday, making it easier to sort decorating ideas for your next party!

The redesign feels much like the Decorating ‘For the Home’ inspiration page that sorts decor by room.

Entertaining Inspiration Screenshot

Category images can be credited to: Martha Stewart, Amy Atlas, Decor8, Lollipop Events & Designs, Style Me Pretty and personal event photographs.

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