November 21, 2018

Matzo Star of David Vase for Passover

Why is this vase different from all other vases? No other vase is as perfect for your seder table as this one, which is not only made from matzo, it’s shaped like a Star of David. Your friends and family are sure to ooh and ahh, and that’s even before they taste your famous brisket.

The texture of the baked matzo works so well here because it actually makes the vase look like a woven basket. And don’t worry, the matzo doesn’t get wet. The flowers sit inside a hidden glass so water doesn’t touch the flatbread.

Instead of flowers, you can also place a battery-operated LED pillar candle in the center for a beautiful — and unique — touch of lighting. However you fill it, this vase will be the star of your seder decorations.

What you’ll need:
Hot glue gun
Glass tumbler


1. You will need six square pieces of matzo for this project, but have a few extra on hand to account for breakage. Form a triangle with three upright pieces of matzo and hot glue the ends together to form the inner triangle.


2. Break a square of matzo in half. It will never break evenly, but that’s OK. Use your fingers to pinch off little pieces from both halves until they are the same size — about 2 1/2 inches wide.


3. Hot glue these two halves to one of the standing sides of the triangle to form a smaller triangle coming out of it. Repeat, forming smaller triangles on the remaining two sides of the inner triangle to create the Star of David shape.


4. Place a glass tumbler in the middle of the inner triangle. It should be shorter than the height of the matzo. Fill the glass about halfway with water and add any flowers you desire.

If you make this project, we’d love to see it! Post it on social media with #JJcrafts.

Jonathan Fong is the author of “Walls That Wow,” “Flowers That Wow” and “Parties That Wow,” and host of “Style With a Smile” on YouTube. You can see more of his do-it-yourself projects at