• Butterflies are a colorful way to brighten up your sukkah

    Butterflies are a colorful way to brighten up your sukkah.

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  • Recycle used toilet rolls in this pretty hanging garland.

    Paint chips make a cheap and simple wall mosaic.

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  • Recycle used toilet rolls in this pretty hanging garland.

    Recycle used toilet rolls in this pretty hanging garland.

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  • An oldie but goodie: a classic decorative paper chain.

    An oldie but goodie: a classic decorative paper chain.

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  • Get creative with 3-dimensional mobiles.

    Get creative with 3-dimensional mobiles.

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  • Hang string balloons for a fun and funky sukkah decoration.

    Hang string balloons for a fun and funky sukkah decoration.

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  • Keep your festive candles from blowing out by making them in an orange.

    Keep your festive candles from blowing out by making them in an orange.

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Israel In Your Community

Style your Sukkah

To ensure that your sukkah has the most beautiful decorations, we have compiled a few ideas for you.

There are specific halachic rules as to how to build a kosher sukkah, and different communities have their styles. We look forward to seeing the wonderful and weird ways in which you decorate your sukkah with your own signature. Sukkahs can be decorated from outside and from in, the ceilings and the walls. Here are some ideas to get you started!

 

There are many simple ways to brighten up the walls of your sukkah. 

One is using paint-chips (color swatches) and arrange them as a mural-mosaic. Another one, which the kids will love, is to cut butterflies from colored paper or recycled newspapers and magazines and let them land all over your sukkah. If you have a canvas wall, use pins to attach the butterflies.  

Think about using recycling and re-using materials this sukkot. Creative Jewish Mom's flower wreath made from used toilet paper rolls. can be hung on the wall or from the roof. You can also pretty-up some paper cups and use them on fairy lights to light up your sukkah. 

Mobiles add a surreal element to the sukkah - think of making these gosh & golly 3-dimensional mobiles using fruit of the seven species.  Or simply hang real fruit from strings. 

If you and your kids want to get fancier - and messier - while making your decorations this year, string balloons make for a funky roof hanging.   

And - so that your festive candles won't blow out in any breeze - why not make them in an orange or any citrus - although you'll want to keep your etrog until the end of the festival! This trick is also good during chol ha'moed to keep the bugs away - add a few drops of citronella to the olive oil. 

 

Be sure to send us a picture of your sukkah to be a part of the largest Sukkah hop yet - The Jewish Agency Sukkathon. Find out more here.

 

 

12 Sep 2013 / 8 Tishrei 5774 0
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Margot Saffer is an olah chadasha writing from Jerusalem, Margot holds degrees in English, Media, and Psychology (cum laude), and a MPhil in Life-Writing. Her poetry, prose, journalism, and academic work have been published in three languages, on four continents. Her interests are social activism, giving voice to minority populations, and personal profiles.