DIY Outdoor Hanukkiah

Sohn Hanukkiah

It's rough and not too fancy, but it's functional and cost us less than $100. It's attached to our deck railing with zip ties.

Each light comes included with a solar-rechargeable battery. During the day before the first night we insert a battery in the "shamash" and the "first" lights, so they will be charged enough to power their lights at night when it gets dark. On each successive day, we insert a battery in one more light.

And when Hanukkah is over, we'll un-clip the lights and box them up until next year, so it won't clutter up our storage area.


  1. 2x4 cut down to 5 feet in length
  2. Nine spring clips from Home Depot
  3. One box of eight solar-powered lights from Lowes
  4. One single solar-powered light from Lowes
  5. Home Depot alternative to #3 & #4 (it's a 10-pack, so you'd have a spare)

Construction Instructions:

  1. Space the spring clips 6 inches from each other on the 2x4.
  2. Mark the screw holes with a pencil on the 2x4 and drill holes for the screws.
  3. Screw the spring clips to the 2x4.
  4. Mount the 2x4 with the spring clips to a wall, railing or any desired location. We used zip ties, but it could be screwed down in place.
  5. Assemble the solar powered lights according to the instructions in the box.
  6. Clip each light to a spring clip.

Enjoy! Hag Urim Sameach!

1 candle 2 candles
3 candles 4 candles
5 candles 6 candles
7 candles 8 candles