Portable “Altoids” Olive Oil Hanukkah Lamp

20 Dec
DIY menorah design by Ken Goldman

List of Materials:

  • “Altoids” tin
  • 4.5 x1/2 inch strip of tin ( any thin metal will work :a piece of an old can,even a thick piece of tooling copper can work in a pinch)
  • 2.5×1/2


  1. One piece of tin 4.5 inches long- mark off 1/2 an inch from each end
  2. Bend each 1/2 inch end piece 90 degrees
  3. Mark of 8 equally spaced holes and drill holes just big enough for the wick of your choice to pass through
  4. On 2.5 inch strip of tin mark off 3/4 of an inch from each end
  5. Bend the end pieces 90 degrees
  6. Drill 1 hole in center for “shamash”
  7. Place both pieces in “Altoids” tin fill with olive oil and you are ready to light your portable Chanukkah lamp/Chanukkiah/menorah!

Happy Hanukkah!

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