This is really a beautiful center piece not only for community Farbrengens, Shluchim Farbrengens, but even and especially for our own table in our home.
You can make many of these lined up or just one per table (for a bigger event) and choose any photos you wish.
It is something that you can use for other yomim tovim as well…even a winter Bar or Bas Mitzvah with a photo of your choice…. really there are so many options!
(I made this many years ago for a Chanukah farbrengen in our home for only Shluchim and a fellow shlucha reminded me to post!)
- Purchase high quality vellum (you can find individual sheets at Michaels or in scrapbooking stores, just choose a vellum that is thin so your printer could handle it!)
- Choose photos (either google images and try find ones that are in black and white and sharp so that once you print them the image remains clear).
- Position the photos in the center of your document so that when you print and stick to jar, there will be space on each side of photo where they will join.
- (If you are using a 770 photo and wish to make the flame glow through the windows (as shown above), use a crafting knife (I used an Exacto Knife) to cut out the windows.)
- Once you have printed your photo(s) on vellum, cut to fit your jar (I used a Mason jar but you could even use drinking glasses which I love to buy from Ikea and use for bud vases etc.)
- Then using double sided tape or a similar adhesive, wrap the vellum around jar and stick at back. (Note: if you want a photo on each side of jar, then print two photos on vellum and use adhesive on sides of jar so it would interfere with images.
- Tie ribbon around the top if you wish and carefully place a tea light in the center of each jar and light!
Sometimes, it’s really the little things that stand out….my 8 year old was watching me as I lit the tea light and his face shone with delight at the sight of our little 770 glowing in Mill Valley.