Bring the outdoors in with this easy-to-create Sukkah decor.
Seriously now, who has time for homemade Sukkah decorations?
These Sukkah decorations are so easy to put together yourself. Really.
I know how busy you are this Yom Tov season, because, so am I. We are all scrambling to get our freezers stocked, our closets changed, and our schedules readjusted. All between carpools. Yet, come every Succos, I like to add “something new” to our beautiful outdoor home. I too try to make it quick and easy, sometimes the kids help out and get really into it, sometimes it is just the hot glue and me. Last year I added these hanging birds and butterfly ‘nests’ (see a photo of my Sukkah, at the end of this post). They were a huge hit. I figured I’d show you how it’s done.
As I was pulling out these items necessary to demonstrate a step by step ‘how-to,’ I heard Esti Waldman’s groan. It said who-has-time-for-arts-and-crafts-in-this- super-busy-yom-tov-season. I decided not to say anything and keep working on my nest. By the time we were done (exactly 2 minutes later), Esti was sold.
“Michaels, you said?”
“Mmmm, these will look great in my garden-themed Sukkah.”
Don’t forget to say hi when you meet Esti at Michael’s next week.
Here is what you will need:
- Hot glue gun and scissors
- Clear elastic string
- Hanging ball, bird’s nest, and bird on a twig roll
For the hanging ball:
Clip on a big bird on the outside of the the ball. Use a bit of hot glue to attach a butterfly (or more) to the ball. I only attached two butterflies to this ball, but I usually like to fill them up more. It’s up to you.
Run a clear elastic string through the top of the ball (you will find these next to the beads and necklace aisles, they are called Stretch Magic. They come in different thicknesses, try to get something in the middle, about 1 mm).
Your ball is now ready to be hung in your Sukkah. See? Eazy shmeezy. And so pretty.
For the hanging bird’s nest:
To hang, you will need to make sure you balance the nest. In order to to that, run a thread of elastic string from all four sides, so that once you hold them all up, the nest will be balanced.
To create the bird on a twig:
And here’s a picture of my Sukkah, with nests hanging. Gut Yom Tov!