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27 Awesome And Unexpected Menorahs

Don't let menorahs be the thing you don't remember you need until the first day of Hanukkah. Get something fabulous and fun for those eight days of candle-lighting now.

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1. You can buy a Lego menorah:

If you happen to have a set of Legos lying around, you could also easily make this yourself. From Etsy.
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If you happen to have a set of Legos lying around, you could also easily make this yourself. From Etsy.

2. A cat menorah!

Meow-norah? No, never mind. From Etsy.
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Meow-norah? No, never mind. From Etsy.

3. A sea monster menorah:

You don't remember the crucial sea monster aspect of the Hanukkah tale? Should have paid better attention in Hebrew school. From Etsy.
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You don't remember the crucial sea monster aspect of the Hanukkah tale? Should have paid better attention in Hebrew school. From Etsy.

4. A felt menorah (even kids can light it because there's no actual fire):

The flames button on AWWWWWWW. From Etsy.
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The flames button on AWWWWWWW. From Etsy.

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5. A modern menorah:

From Etsy.
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From Etsy.

6. An infinity menorah:

For when it feels like your relatives will never. Ever. Leave. From Etsy.
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For when it feels like your relatives will never. Ever. Leave. From Etsy.

7. A musical menorah:

From Etsy.
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From Etsy.

8. A puzzle menorah:

SO HARD. From Etsy.
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SO HARD. From Etsy.

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9. A snail menorah:

From Etsy.
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From Etsy.

10. A rainbow cone menorah:

This looks straight out of Wall-E. Buy it here.
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This looks straight out of Wall-E. Buy it here.

11. A mustache menorah:

Movember may be over but mustaches are eternal. From Etsy.
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Movember may be over but mustaches are eternal. From Etsy.

12. A colorful ceramic menorah:

From Etsy.
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From Etsy.

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13. A Hassidic rabbi menorah:

From Amazon.

14. A mah-jongg tile menorah:

Your bubbe will be so excited. From Etsy.
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Your bubbe will be so excited. From Etsy.

15. A concrete menorah:

Totally inflammable. From Etsy.
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Totally inflammable. From Etsy.

16. Or a tree branch menorah:

It's called the "MANorah," because obviously nature is just for dudes. From Etsy.
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It's called the "MANorah," because obviously nature is just for dudes. From Etsy.

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17. If you're into DIY, make your own cupcake menorah:

This ingeniously simple idea comes from Pottery Barn.
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This ingeniously simple idea comes from Pottery Barn.

18. Use Pez dispensers:

This is perfect. Directions here.
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This is perfect. Directions here.

19. Make one out of spray-painted glass bottles:

Directions here.
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Directions here.

20. Or spray-paint pasta:

Directions here.
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Directions here.

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21. Make a modular menorah:

Directions here.

22. Create an industrial menorah out of pipes:

Directions here.
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Directions here.

23. Use building blocks:

Just don't steal them from an actual baby. Directions here.
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Just don't steal them from an actual baby. Directions here.

24. Or Plexiglass:

Directions here.
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Directions here.

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25. Or pool noodles:

Directions here.

26. Always wanted to learn to solder? Buy this DIY kit:

It's an invaluable skill that will last you way longer than eight nights. Available here.
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It's an invaluable skill that will last you way longer than eight nights. Available here.

27. Go the extra mile and knit a cozy menorah pillow:

Get the pattern through Ravelry. Snuggle. Repeat.
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Get the pattern through Ravelry. Snuggle. Repeat.