Last year's succah, a subtle combination of pinks and golds......
If on account of the 90% Lindt chocolate that I ate about an hour ago, I still have energy at 4:30 to write this post, then it's a great discovery and much healthier than coffee! Well dear readers, tomorrow at around 5pm we will usher in the wonderful holiday of Succot, and so now is the time to finish decorating our succahs, especially for those of us who still have cooking to do tomorrow!
So some last minute advice for those of you whose succahs still need a little bit of color: strips of inexpensive satin fabric do wonders for blank walls, and if you buy the cheapest fabric you can rip it vertically as well as horizontally, which is what I did! Paper chinese lanterns and round lamp shades in all sizes are great touches, as are anything you might find in a Pier 1 type import store!
This year my succah is well, lets just say on the very bright side, as opposed to the elegant gold succah of year's past, and I think my kids will certainly enjoy it, though everyone else may need to don sunglasses. Not really, just it's a major change and I'm still a little bit in shock myself!
And my last tip before the holiday is cupcake liners! Yes indeed, take a big needle and some thread and string the cupcake liners for vertical or horizontal garlands. Okay I didn't do that exactly, I actually turned the super cute cupcake liners inside out and pinned them to my strips of satin fabric polka dot style along the bottom portion of the fabric, 10 cupcake liners per strip of fabric. If you want to be the second person in the whole world to do this in your succah go ahead, I think it's kind of cute, and certainly a little different!
That's all for now, wishing you all a wonderful Succos, and while I won't be posting any crafting ideas during the holiday, you can look forward to lots and lots and lots of photos of my recent European adventure! All the best!