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Modern Wooden Block Menorah

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2010


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. 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. 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. 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.

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