The thing about Sukkot in Canada is that it can be cold and wet during September (or October), so all decorations need to be waterproof. Here is a run down of the crafts/decorations I made:
- I prepared a few of these, I guess I will follow up later and let you know if it helped at all. I know from friends' Sukkot, bees and wasps can be problematic and generally causing freak outs.
- My husband helped me make a simplified version of this.
- I didn't make a garland, but I made the plastic pom poms.
- I tried making a couple of these, but I didn't like the way they turned out.
- I got a couple of the banner ideas from here. The Bruchim HaBaim Banner (Welcome Blessing) is made of foam sheets.
- I made a variation of these using dried beans, electric tea lights and large mason jars. I like the colours.
I created a few print outs of the list of Ushpizin (guests) because I couldn't find anything online, they are obviously very basic. It's one of those things I plan on improving, just looking for the right print out and idea.
A beautiful idea I've seen at my Rebbetzin's Sukkah is a collage of pictures of Sukkah's past. I'd like to make something like that for ours too. What a beautiful way to keep memories.
Anything out of paper got laminated using clear sticky book covering stuff from the dollar store.
A really great resource for crafts for Sukkot (other than searching through Pinterest) is Creative Jewish Mom. She is absolutely an inspiration.
I think that covers the crafts. Without further ado, here is a look inside the Sukkah.
|I know, they are basic and simple, but they'll do for now.|
|"Those who reap with tears will sow with songs of joy"|
|A view of the pom poms|
|My husband made the welcome a little too Halloween-y, I think, but he says it's Dr. Seuss. What do you think?|
|Our cute little centrepiece|
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