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Manzanita-Branch Menorah

The Martha Stewart Show, December 2008

Celebrate the festival of lights with a modern manzanita-branch menorah, sprayed shimmering silver and trimmed with candles.

Manzanita-Branch Menorah

Martha used aluminum sheets from in place of vellum. Manzanita branches are from Candle clips are from Glitter and glue pens are from Martha Stewart Crafts.

Comments (5)

  • alliehouse 5 Dec, 2009

    After glittering my velum it went all curly, I pressed them with a book and that seemed to work, but now after being on the branch for a few days the stars are starting to curl again! Anyone else with this problem?

  • missbene 11 Dec, 2008

    I have been doing tree branches (south western trees like mesquite) and small trees in the house for decoration ans well as brances painted and adorned for tables scapes for years. One year I did one that was 10 ft. tall embedded in a plaster of paris base (in a clay pot - looked beautiful). Bene of Tucson AZ

  • theRabbi 11 Dec, 2008

    I would also like to add that historically, the Chanukkah Menorah is really called the Cha-nu-kki-ah and not called the Menorah. The 6 branch Menorah that you see in both a temple and a church is a Menorah symbolizing 6 days of creation and we all know that the 7th day is for rest.

    The 8 candles for Chanukkah is for the oil that lasted for eight days and yes the Shamash is the lead candle that lights them all for each night.

    Happy Chanukkah - Enjoy lighting your Chanukkiah Dec. 21.

  • theRabbi 11 Dec, 2008

    It was actually nice to see a segment on Chanukkah for a change, but I would have it enjoyed it more if a whole show was devoted Chanukkah as compared to many days of Christmas segments.

    Especially if you view Celebrating Chanukkah section right here on Martha's Web site. The crafts and ideas are refreshing! Why isn't a show creating all around those ideas - they are wonderful?

    Reform Rabbi commenting

  • hunterjumper 11 Dec, 2008

    It's a shame Martha's 'creativel' crafty staff copied this from Westelm.