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Decked-Out Dreidels

A coating of fine glitter turns plain wooden dreidels into a display-worthy centerpiece, or string them together to create a shimmering garland.
Martha Stewart Living, December 2007

A coating of fine glitter turns plain wooden dreidels into a display-worthy centerpiece, or string them together to create a shimmering garland.

Dreidels How-To
To make the centerpiece and the garland, we used plain wooden dreidels, in varying sizes, and different shades of glitter.

For the Centerpiece
1. Holding each dreidel by its handle, brush all but 1 side with clear drying white glue.

2. Sprinkle with glitter, and let dreidel rest on plain side. Once dry, glue and glitter plain side of dreidel and handle; let dry.

3. Arrange dreidels in large glass containers.

For the Garland
1. In a well-ventilated area, use quick-bonding cement or glue to attach a pony bead (or other large bead with a hole) to the top of each dreidel; let dry.

2. Cover dreidels with glitter, following instructions above.

3. Thread a thin strand of tinsel through each bead, spacing dreidels evenly (the tinsel's fringe will keep the dreidels from sliding).

Return to Hanukkah: A Holiday That Glitters.

Comments (4)

  • bbbeth 13 Nov, 2010

    Does anyone know where to get these wooden craft dreidels?

  • Allie from Albany 11 Dec, 2009

    Second, I'd skip the glue-on pony beads and screw in tiny screw-eyes in the top of the dreidel. Drill a skinny [filtered word] first. I just think those pony beads would keep breaking off. I found craft-size screw eyes in white and yellow metal at True Value Hardware store.

  • tyleka 30 Nov, 2007

    You can get the glitter at ccartwright.com. They are cheaper than Art Institute, and faster service.

  • DrMetzler 26 Nov, 2007

    I think these would make lovely tree ornaments as well. To make your tree all inclusive.