Monday, December 26, 2011

Keeping a neat oil Menorah

Chanuka Menora.

Try it once and know, Its a mess.

Now how do you keep a neat flame with minimal mess?

In almost every home, you like me, we all have a our way of doing it.
Some use the floaters (they dont work very well) Some have those metal frames or pins, usually choking out the flames. Etc

Im sure you know how annoying it can get figuring this all out.

In my house my mother came up with this creative idea, to keep things easier and neater so it looks nice!

This is what we do.

As you can see, she uses a sewing needle, which you put "through" the wick (and not around the wick).

What happens is that you wont choke the flame cause its not going around the wick so the flame is neat with the height of the flame depending on how thick your wick is, it will sit nicely either at the edge of the cup or in middle.


If you like this idea with our Menorah, you might also enjoy my post last year about how to make a clever creative snow Menorah outside!

If you have any ideas to add to this one, or if you've tried this yourself then post a picture on my Facebook page Ell Tee Photo.

Happy Hanukka!


  1. Brilliant! I'll have to try that idea this year!

  2. That's great. My brother - a licensed medic - uses a syringe to fill the glasses with oil.