Love, Lights, Hanukkah! starring Ben Savage, Mia Kirshner, and Marilu Henner, is a beautiful story about the love of family in all its forms. Mia’s character Christina, after the passing of her adoptive mother, takes a DNA test that leads to the discovery of her Jewish-Italian heritage and her birth family. As an adoptive mama myself, I felt a special connection to the story and the roller coaster of emotions it encompasses. Christina, of course, also finds another kind of love in the process, as she connects with family friend David, who teaches her about embracing both the past and the future.
Since the movie centers around the celebration of Hanukkah and Christina’s Jewish heritage, the logical choice for an ornament to go with it was a symbol of the Jewish faith. Here’s how I created it and you can too:
Star of David Felt Ornament
hot glue gun and glue
needle and thread (optional)
paper and pencil or Star of David printout
Step 1: Cut two Star of David shapes from blue felt.
You can freehand a pattern (a right-side-up triangle intersecting an upside down triangle) or print one out from an online search. Fold your felt in have, pin the paper pattern on top, then cut it out.
Step 2: Hand stitch or glue around the edges, leaving a small opening.
This will attach your two layers together. Make sure to keep your stitches close to the edge so they’re covered by the ribbon later.
Step 3: Fill the shape with a small amount of Poly-Fil and finish stitching/gluing the edges shut.
This will give it a bit more dimension.
Step 4: Glue gold ribbon to the felt to accent the shapes of the two triangles.
My ribbon was wider than I wanted it, so I cut it in half. You’ll also want to use the ribbon or another type of string for a hanger and glue a loop to the back of the ornament.
It’s that simple! Now your ornament is ready for display. If you try this project, or any of the other Countdown to Christmas ornaments I’ve shared, I’d love to see. In fact, I’d be thrilled for you to share any and all of your holiday projects with us in the Amy Latta & Friends Facebook Group so we can all be inspired. Hope to see you there!
Don’t miss the other ornaments in this series: