I love tissue paper, and the brilliant colors are perfect for Chanukah decorations. Think light....bright, happy.....and my friends, the idea that Chanukah is a blue and silver holiday is a commercial fabrication, so please don't let it hamper your creativity as you prepare for the festivities which are just one month away, yikes!
I actually did this project last year on the last night of Chanukah for a community get together, so I only shared a snipet with you then. Funny thing is, last year I thought the results were a bit too sloppy, this year I'm amazed at how gorgeous the patterns are and I'm loving the imperfect look as a result of not cutting exactly straight strips!
When the large candles inside each vase were lit, the effect of a room full of these hurricanes was festive and stunning. Of course small versions of this craft would look great too.
I assembled the panels before wrapping them around each hurricane, and actually I love them just like this!
I chose to use dreidels and candles, but any shapes or even numbers or letters would look great, which means that this craft could conceivably be done just about any time of year......tuck that one under your hat!
- tissue paper
- pinking shears
Cut strips of tissue paper of varying heights, but all the same length. I measures the diameter of the vase/hurricane and cut my strips just a bit longer.
Fold strips accordion style, and cut out shapes on the fold, such that the shape repeats itself across the strip once unfolded.
Layer strips such that contrasting colors appear within the cut out shapes. Adhere with glue. Note: due to the fact that tissue paper is quite thin, my dots of glue were visible. If you'd like to avoid this, brush on glue with a brush, or if you can think of a better way to adhere these strips (I imagine spray adhesive might work, but the stuff is toxic!) please let me know! All the best, and let the Chanukah crafting begin!