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Hanukkah Gelt Bag

Each year, children celebrating Hanukkah receive a small bag filled with gelt, the Yiddish word for money.



  1. Step 1

    Cut a piece of velvet measuring 5 by 15 inches. Fold it in half and sew a tight zigzag up both sides. Fold the top edge over twice and hem.

  2. Step 2

    Select a rubber-stamp design. If you cannot find Hanukkah-appropriate rubber stamps, print out the template below and bring it to a rubber-stamp store to have one custom made. Turn the velvet pouch inside out and place the stamp inside. With a spritzer, spray the pouch where it will be embossed. Using an iron set on high, press the fabric for 30 seconds. Turn right-side out.

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