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The first night of Hanukkah is this Saturday, so you have just a couple of days to prepare for guests. If you’re scrambling to create the perfect dinner table setting, then look no further. Former Design Star contestant Britany Simon styled this haute table setting that keeps tradition alive, while bringing in a few contemporary touches to the mix.

Haute Hanukkah Table Setting

Britany added a twist to the traditional blue and white colors with plenty of hanging paper lanterns and a no-sew table runner.

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This evening at sunset marks the start of Hanukkah. People all over the world will be celebrating this eight-night holiday by exchanging gifts with friends and family, spinning the dreidel, lighting the menorah and eating traditional Hanukkah foods, like latkes and sufganiyot.

Host a Sparkling Hanukkah Celebration

Festivities may only be hours away, but I couldn’t help myself. I scoured the net in search of creative Hanukkah-inspired decor and hit the jackpot in the “awesome” department. Look at these:

handmade hannukah dreidel pouchEmbroidered Dreidel Game Pouch :: The Purl Bee

handmade hanukkah wreathsYarn Hanukkah Wreaths From Etsy :: theberkleybungalow / ItzFitz

industrial menorah hannukahMan-orah :: notschlock (Doesn’t it remind you of Erin Loechner’s industrial pipe candelabra?)

modern hannukah garlandModern Hanukkah Garland :: ModernTribe

Don’t you just love them all?! Happy Hanukkah, friends!

(Looking for something last minute? Take a peek around our Hanukkah page for decorations, crafts and recipes.)

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Tomorrow marks the first night of Hanukkah (Did you see Kayla’s table setting and recipe ideas?). Before the latkes and sufganiyot hit the table, jazz up each guest’s seat with these sparkling Star of David place cards.

Sparkling Hanukkah Place Cards
To make, combine two Star of David cutouts to form a three-dimensional place card.  Fold the bottom of each side out to make the card stand up. Outline the star with glue and glitter and write each guest’s name in the center using a metallic gold paint pen. Happy Hanukkah, everyone!

Get even more handmade ideas from our 12 Days of Handmade series and our Handmade Holidays feature. Check back tomorrow for another great DIY project!

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Hanukkah begins on December 20, which means you have just eight days to prepare for the all the exciting festivities ahead. Are you hosting a Hanukkah celebration with friends and family this year? We have a sparkling blue and white tablescape that’s easy to put together and will dazzle guests with an unconventional menorah centerpiece, Hanukkah gelt and elegant place settings.

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Use mismatched blue and white plates to tie in the traditional colors of the holiday.

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Make your table unique by using a glass cake pedestal to hold the Shamash. Create glittery, three-dimensional Star of David place cards and send your guests home with gelt party favors to end the evening.

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Don’t forget the food! Get recipes for potato latkes and braised Coca-Cola beef brisket.

If you’re looking for more Hanukkah inspiration, these quick and easy decorating ideas can be done in a snap, just in time for the Festival of Lights.

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We’re so excited to announce that we’ve partnered up for the holidays again this year with our friends at Etsy. (Remember last year’s amazing Christmas crafts?) This year, we’re featuring Etsy on an upcoming episode of Design on a Dime, airing Saturday, Dec. 10 at 8p/7c.

We’re all big fans of their Treasury. The Treasury allows you to create a collection of your favorite Etsy items and share it with your friends.

Making one is super-simple: learn how here. You can even browse our gorgeous Christmas decorating tips for inspiration.

Create your own HGTV-inspired Treasury with Etsy products, and we just might feature your creation on our blog!

HGTV <i>Color Splash</i> Treasury

How cool is this Color Splash collection?

Make sure to tag yours with “HGTV Treasury Challenge 2011″ and leave a link to your HGTV.com inspiration in the description.

Mad About Marigold Etsy Treasury

Liz Gray's "Mad About Marigold" Treasury

Want to explore the HGTV Treasury Challenge 2011 collections? It’s a great way to see what other people have done and get excited about creating your own.

We’ll be browsing all the collections tagged with “HGTV Treasury Challenge 2011″ between now and when the show airs, and we’ll pick a couple of our favorites to post here on the blog next week!

As promised, here are some of our collections. We can’t wait to see yours!

Briana Mowrey, Decorating Editor and Daily Delight writer – Daily Delights

Liz Gray, Decorating Editor – HGTV’s November Color of the Month, marigold (PS Have you seen which color we picked for December?)

Leanne Potts, VP, Editorial – 2012 Dream Home location, Park City, Utah. BTW, the HGTV Dream Home tour just launched. Feel free to drool; we are!

Lili Zarghami, Senior Editor (and mom of twins) – Twin-inspired treasury

Tune in on Dec. 10 for Design on a Dime, Etsy style.

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Around this time last year, Hanukkah was just starting, and though it falls a bit later this year (December 20-28), it’s never too early to get a jump on the holidays. This Jonathan Adler peacock menorah is a modern way to display the Festival of Lights.

modern menorah

It’s definitely non-traditional, but a clever play on the shape of the typical menorah, with the elevated extra light (the shamash) lining up with the peacock’s head. I can imagine lingering around the candles on this beautiful bird. With lots of latkes and applesauce, please.

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As the sun sets, so begins the eight-night celebration of Hanukkah. Around the world, families and friends will spin the dreidel, light the menorah and exchange presents.

The Little Round Table

D’oh! Did you forget someone on your gift list? Clearly “Comet the Hanukkat” looks miffed! This handmade felt dreidel stuffed with organic catnip is sure to put a smile on his face.

OhBoyCatToy: Organic Catnip Dreidel

Whether you’re punting for a last minute hostess gift or looking to shop ahead for next year for your bubbeh, zeyde or mameleh, here are some of our favorite, beautifully designed and cool crafted Hanukkah and Judaica gifts from Etsy.

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Hanukkah falls early this year, so grab that leftover turkey sandwich and start thinking blue and gold. Or not. Thanks to top interior designers, architects, artists and indie crafters, there are more and more decorations that are not too shabby for celebrating those eight crazy nights of the Festival of Lights.

Jonathan Adler

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