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.
Build a luminous menorah throughout the eight nights of Hanukkah, using sherry glasses. Fill each vessel with about a handful of clear glass beads and stand a dripless silver menorah candle in each glass.