8 DIY Projects That Will Inspire a Sweet New Year

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To celebrate the launch of HOME by Jamie Geller, How-To Courses for Busy HomeMakers, I am sharing my favorite DIY Rosh Hashanah crafting and cooking projects. 

HOME by Jamie Geller is a video course series which offers you the chance to learn from me and my expert friends. Each course includes unique in-depth detailed classes and class materials focusing on cooking, creativity and crafting. 

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1. The Rosh Hashanah Table Beautified 

The talented Shavy Weiss set this magnificent table in the 2011 Rosh Hashanah issue of JOY of KOSHER with Jamie Gelller magazine. She shared two tips that are worth repeating holiday after holiday and year after year.

Mirror

DIY Tabletop Tip #1: 

Maximize the effect of your holiday flowers by placing a mirror underneath the centerpiece(s); the reflection makes it look as if there are flowers all around. Plus, place a single stem in a bud vase by each place setting to complement the larger bouquet(s).”

mirrors in frames

DIY Tabletop Tip #2: 

Mirrors can be used as chargers, or line them up down the middle of the table like a table runner. It’s easy to make them on your own. You can find inexpensive picture frames at the dollar store, and mirror inserts at the hardware store. Spray paint the frames the color of your choice, replace the glass with the mirror, secure using a glue gun, and you have the foundation for a beautiful place setting.

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rosh hashanah diy honey jar

2. Painted Lace Honey Jar

Courtesy of Abbey from Not2Shabbey learn how to upcycle glass (duck sauce) jars into the daintiest, loveliest, holiday honey jar for Rosh Hashanah.

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3. Infused Honey

No honey jar is complete without some sticky stuff. Melinda Strauss teaches you how-to infuse honey sharing recipes for her favorite DIY flavors, Vanilla Bean, Pumpkin Spice and Rosemary Honey.

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tea sachets

4. Make Your Own Tea Blends

DIY Tea Blends make for a soothing and aromatic gift for yourself or someone you love this Rosh Hashanah. Nechama Marcus breaks down the basics so you can create your signature blend. And to get you started she shares her favorite blend recipes for Soothing Mint Tea and a Floral Blend.

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bath set

bath set

5. Chocolate Bubble Bath

Be good to yourself. After introducing me to this decadent DIY Chocolate Bubble Bath recipe Chef Laura Frankel is not just one of my favorite chefs she’s now one of my favorite people. (EnJOY a sweet soak after the marathon of Rosh Hashanah holiday cooking and entertaining!)

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Sweet Paul - Utensil Hanger

Sweet Paul - Utensil Hanger

6. Craft Utensil Hanger

With all the time spent in the kitchen over Rosh Hashanah and the Yom Tovim we might as well make it a happier, prettier place. This DIY Utensil Hanger makes me smile. It’s a creative, cute, kid-friendly craft. 

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DIY DIVA applesauce

DIY DIVA applesauce

7. Make Your Own Applesauce 

With an abundance of apples from our annual fall school and family apple picking trips I’ve made Apple Pie, Apple Cake, Apple Chicken, Apple Soup, Baked Apples, Apple Smoothies, Apple Kugel, Apple Challah, Apple Strudel Egg Rolls and more. But nothing beats homemade DIY applesauce. Make flavors like Cranberry Applesauce, Chunky Apricot Applesauce, Pear Applesauce and Plum Applesauce. Package in glass jars and present as sweet edible gifts to your holiday list of loved ones.

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rosh hashanah diy hostess gift

8. Rosh Hashanah Hostess Gift

Can’t decide between flowers or candy? Gift both with this unique color coordinated DIY Rosh Hashanah Floral Candy Centerpiece a wonderful hostess gift the whole family will enJOY!

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