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Modern Wooden Block Menorah


Made with wooden blocks, cheery paint colors, and shiny candleholders (actually pastry tips), this simple menorah can be constructed by kids and parents together.


  • White and yellow gouache
  • 2 makeup sponges
  • 19 wooden cubes
  • Wood glue
  • Masking tape
  • 9 small Phillips screws
  • 9 cake-decorating piping tips, size 8
  • Phillips screwdriver


  1. Step 1


    Mix white gouache with a few drops of water. Using 1 sponge, paint 10 cubes. Repeat with yellow gouache, painting 9 cubes. Let dry for 20 minutes.

  2. Step 2

    Glue each yellow cube to a white cube. For ninth candle, glue 2 white cubes to a yellow one. Wrap with tape to stabilize. Let dry for 30 minutes.

  3. Step 3

    Use 1 screw to prick a hole in center of 1 top cube. Place piping tip over hole. Thread screw through tip into cube. Repeat.

Martha Stewart Living, December 2010

Reviews (1)

  • naturalsoap 8 Nov, 2011

    Martha , thanks to share this nice crafts with us !