Tonight is the last night of Hanukkah, so why not make some more Hanukkah decorations to keep things festive after seven days of partying? And infact, the 8th day of Hanukkah which is called zot chanukah happens to be a very important day spiritually— a day in which one may pray specifically for refuah shelaima (healing of the sick), parnassa (livelihood), and children for those who have not been able to start a family.
I love tissue paper. When I finally figured out what it was called and where to get it in Israel, it was indeed a happy day! (It's called niyar meshi.) So today when I was asked to make some last minute decorations for a women's hanukkah gathering, tissue paper seemed like the right way to go to cover large vases used as hurricane jars.
Here's a little sampling of what I made with pinking shears, regular scissors and some glue. Cut strips and layer them, and yes those little dots are the glue leaking through, but that's okay, this isn't supposed to be perfect, it's supposed to be quick and colorful. And most of all enjoy and be thankful for all the good that we do have in our lives! Wishing you all a wonderful final day of Hanukkah!