Next project was some DIY Hanukkah garland made from felt. This idea comes from Creative Jewish Mom. I used dreidel and star shaped cookie cutters to trace the shapes onto felt. Cut them out and hot-glued them to piece of ric-rac ribbon. Simple!
Then I decided to go one step further. I was going to attempt to trace letters onto felt to spell out "Happy Hanukkah"...... then the most awesome gift showed up at my front door (thanks mom!). I am now the proud owner of a Cricut! The Cricut is a personal cutting machine that can cut shapes and letters out of fabric and paper. Although cutting felt on the Cricut was a little tricky. I used stiff felt but the blade isn't able to cut through the entire piece, so I had to use scissors to finish cutting them out. I hot-glued the letters to a rectangular piece of stiff white felt, put a hole punch in the upper corners of each rectangle and strung it on the rest of my ric-rac. Voilà!