You can buy handmade Judaica to celebrate the Passover holiday, or sometimes it’s just fun to make things! I’m always up for an arts & crafts project, so check out this handmade matzah vase I made yesterday. I would have shown it off yesterday, but it was rainy and windy all day here in New York, so I couldn’t take an outdoor photo. Now – I can’t take credit for the idea. I was at my sister-in-law, Elaine’s house, last year for Passover, and saw this awesome vase. I was sure she bought a glass matzah vase. Then she showed me how simple it was – 4 pieces of matzah glued together with a real vase placed inside holding the flowers. Isn’t that clever?
Since it’s a little bit more difficult than it seems to put together, here are some guidelines:
- Use very straight matzah with no curves in it.
- Glue together 2 pieces at a time with Elmer’s glue. Do not attempt to glue all 4 pieces together at the same time. It will collapse over and over again until you give up.
- After the 2 sections dry, then combine them to form the box.