I have to say I think I like that Hanukkah’s so early this year. I feel like December is usually a mad scramble to get gifts done for my family, my coworkers, and my friends. This year, I just have to get my family’s gifts taken care of by the end of November, and then I have all of december for everyone else. Plus, the malls are a lot less busy in November.
The downside is that all the Hanukkah decorations sold out while I was still trying to get ready for Halloween. Now the Christmas decorations are already on sale. When did it become necessary to finish your holiday decoration shopping 2 months before the holiday? Do you remember when things went on sale AFTER the holiday was over, or am I just imagining that ever happened?
On the bright side, I can save a lot of money by making my own decorations.
This dreidel banner was made out of leftover materials, so technically it was free, but you could easily make one for less than $10, and still have cardstock left over.
I used my Silhouette to cut out the dreidels, so it went together pretty quickly. There are some dreidel files that you can buy from the Silhouette store, but I made my own in illustrator and imported them. Feel free to grab the PDF and use it.
To use in Silhouette Studio, all you have to do is open the PDF in Studio and use the trace function to create a dreidel cut shape. Then you can delete the PDF background. PDF Dreidel File
If you don’t have a Silhouette at all, you can of course use the PDF to create a stencil.
Once you have the dreidels cut, just string them on a bit of yarn or cord, tying knots around each. Then hang on your mantle, or wherever you want a bit of holiday spirit.