Here's a really simple idea for your Chanukah table this year, yarn wrapped vases! You can use this idea to make a stunning Chanukah centerpiece, or make a bunch to place individually. I'd go for a bunch together, as they look amazing in a group. And it's just a simple as wrapping some yarn around a glass vase or even a jar.
I first saw this idea last February on Craft Schooling Sunday here, and decided to try it on a much larger scale with these tall hurricane vases, which I decorated for a community gathering last week. I did actually add some orange yarn to the mix, since that went with the table color scheme, but these looked so amazing with just the two shades of blue that I ran home to grab my camera.
How To: Using vases or jars that are totally straight, wrap the yarn around either the top or the bottom and knot, leaving a tail. Turn the jar or vase while holding the yarn, and slowly being wrapping such that the yarn moves up the vase. Once you've reached the top, continue wrapping in a downward motion until you reach the bottom. Tie off with the tail piece from the beginning and trim. Do the same with another color. Picking two colors in the same family, like red and orange, or blue and light blue, gives gorgeous results, that remind me of the swirled colors inside glass marbles.
And for another idea using yarn and candlelight, check out my yarn wrapped can votive holders. Actually the two would look great together! Happy holiday crafting!