8 Days of Jewish Guys | Crafting your DIY Men-orah

One afternoon I was casually stalking my girl crush Mindy Kaling on Instagram, and somehow ended up on her assistant’s profile (admit it, we have all been there). After scrolling about 40 weeks back, I came across the greatest Holiday DIY decoration… the MEN-orah. There was Mindy Kaling’s assistant, holding a collage of men on top of a picture of a menorah. Pure magic. Since my stalking took place in September, I took a screenshot and a mental note to recreate this incredible masterpiece in December.

As soon as December 1 rolled around, I whipped out my crayons and crafted my perfect men-orah. For all my Jewish ladies (and shiksas too), here are my instructions on how to create your very own men-orah. It’s a great Hanukkah arts-and-crafts activity to do with your girlfriends.

Decide on your 9 men. Now Mindy’s assistant included photos of non-Jewish men, but I wanted to make this men-orah kosher…so only men of the tribe made the cut. This was more difficult than I thought it would be, because there are actually a plethora of nice Jewish boys to choose from. I ultimately decided on Adam Levine, Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Drake, Jake Gyllenhal, James Franco, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Paul Rudd, and Skylar Astin.

Find the sweetest pics of your gents on Google and copy them to a word document. You’re also welcome to find pictures in magazines, but being a type A personality, I wanted all my photos to be roughly the same size. If you’re following my organized ways, crop and resize the photos to be about an inch wide. Print and cut the photos.

On a piece of paper, draw your menorah. I drew mine so it took up most of the page.

Glue those handsome fellows onto the candles.

VOILA! Customize as you please, but your men-orah is complete.

Here is a picture of my drool worthy men-orah. You don’t even need a lighter, this baby lights up the room on its own.FullSizeRender_8

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