For a natural menorah, Jodi suggests looking no further than your own backyard.
- Find a branch at least 16 inches long, with a raised knot (for the shamash, the candle used to light the other candles).
- Mark nine evenly spaced dots with a pencil, one on top of the knot; drill holes with a 3⁄8-inch bit. (Hole size depends on candle size.)
- Paint it with craft paint. Let it dry, and affix self-adhesive bumpers to the bottom, if desired.