DIY Outdoor 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.
- 2x4 cut down to 5 feet in length
- Nine spring clips from Home Depot
- One box of eight solar-powered lights from Lowes
- One single solar-powered light from Lowes
- Home Depot alternative to #3 & #4 (it's a 10-pack, so you'd have a spare)
- Space the spring clips 6 inches from each other on the 2x4.
- Mark the screw holes with a pencil on the 2x4 and drill holes for the screws.
- Screw the spring clips to the 2x4.
- 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.
- Assemble the solar powered lights according to the instructions in the box.
- Clip each light to a spring clip.
Enjoy! Hag Urim Sameach!