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DIY Sukkot Decorations

by Hillel News |Sep 25, 2015|Comments

We know sometimes it can be difficult to take part in all of the festivities surrounding Sukkot when you don’t have your own space to make a sukkah. We put together a little guide with some of the best DIY projects to help you decorate your Hillel's sukkah, dorm room, or whatever space you’ll be in for the holiday. Get festive and enjoy!

Wishing you a chag sameach!

The best way to use your school supplies…


You'll need:

  • Colored paper
  • Stapler
  • Scissors
  • Hole puncher
  • String

How to:


(Sourced from Pinterest)

Embroidery Hoop Sukkot Decor

These bird mobiles will certainly add some color and outdoors to your space. Note: these don’t count as dorm pets.


You'll need:

  • Wooden embroidery hoops
  • Fishing wire thread 
  • decorative birds

How to:
  • Simply glue a bird on an embroidery hoop glue gun. 
  • Fishing wire thread  to hang from the ceiling.

(Sourced from Crafts By Esther O)

Spicy-smelling Cinnamon Stars

This one is super simple and will give the air a little spicy fragrance just in time for the fall season.


You’ll need:

  • 5 cinnamon sticks per star
  • Some twine or ribbon
  • Glue gun

How to:

  • Follow image above and place some glue at the corner of each stick
  • Loop some ribbon and hang wherever possible!

(Sourced from Pinterest)

Pinecone Garlands at your service!

You may need to step outside for this one, but hanging this in your sukkah or by your door will be a great look.


You’ll need:

  • Pinecones – found at your local florist supply or craft store (we used about 80 for a 6-foot garland)
  • Heavy Twine or Moss Covered Wire – found at your local craft store
  • Scissors or Wire Cutters
How to:
  • Step 1: Measure out the length you want the garland to be with either twine or moss covered wire. Secure the ends.
  • Step 2: Cut about 6 to 8 inch lengths of wire and wind each piece around the top row of each pinecone so that it’s hidden by the ridges.
  • Step 3: Take at least three pinecones or more, depending on the how thick you want the garland, and form a bunch by twisting their wires together.
  • Step 4: Attach each bunch of pinecones to the garland by twisting the wire onto the twine, one after another, until the entire length of the garland is filled. Trim any excess and tie a knot or loop for hanging at each end.
  • Step 5: (Optional) Secure the pinecone garland to the shape you want by using a glue gun to attach the cones to each other.

(Sourced from HowToDecorate.com)

Extra credit for whoever can pull this one off. Note: your roommates will not be pleased.


We’ll leave the ‘you’ll need’ and ‘how to’ to you guys.

(Sourced from MagicGate.EU)

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