Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Day 29: PVC Pipe Menorah

Day 29

When looking for ideas for PVC pipe projects, I came across a project for a menorah.  Now we aren't Jewish, but one of our friends is and we've been invited over for Thanksgiving-akah this year.  So I thought it only right to make a present for our friends hosting. 


Now it's not very traditional, but not much is that is made from PVC, right?


So to make this, I used 1/2" pipe, 6 T joints, two elbow joints, an X joint, a joint that had threading on one side so I could screw it into the metal base that I got and I hand cut an arm off a T joint to do the make shift coupler for the center candle.  Each joint is held together with a piece of 1/2" pipe in about 1/2" in length.


When the paint was dry, I spray painted it all with a royal blue paint.


And I bought the candles at Target.  They fit pretty much perfect in each hole which was great since I didn't measure the candles before hand.  It was at the very last second when I went looking for candles that I started to panic that I wouldn't find any that fit properly.


But there it is.  My PCV pipe menorah.  I hope it will be a nice addition to our Thanksgiving-akah dinner!

4 comments:

  1. I love this idea. I think your friends will really like that you made this for them! They are lucky to have such a nice friend to make a special present like this. Great for kids to do too.

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  2. This is so fun! We celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah in our house, and this is totally the kind of project that my boys would love to make! Thanks for linking up at Let's Hear It For the Boy Thursday at Happiness is Homemade!

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  3. My new favorite Hanukkah craft! Gonna share on FB... and pin!

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