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Waterproof “paper” chain decorations for the sukkah

Posted on: 5 October, 2012

Sukkot in Australia falls at the start of Spring, and the weather is quite unpredictable.  It rained for several days last year (the first year we built our own sukkah) and I thought it would be exceedingly optimistic to make paper chains and expect them to remain dry.  Then a few months ago I was cleaning out a drawer of stationery and found some old file dividers which are made from very thin plastic, and in one of those “a-ha!” moments I realised I could have my chains after all.

Simply cut the plastic file dividers into strips (I use an old wooden ruler which is about an inch wide to measure out even strips) and staple or sticky tape together into chains.

Here is one of our chains in the sukkah – above you can see one of our plastic bottle apples, and below are fuse bead decorations.

1 Response to "Waterproof “paper” chain decorations for the sukkah"

I love this as Sukkot in Seattle is equally unpredictable. This was our first year building a sukkah and we made paper chains that were soggy by the end. I can’t wait to do this next year! Brilliant!

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