I’ve been seeing the fabulous DIY hurricane lamps (or should I say “hurricane candle holders”?) all over the blogosphere. I admired them, but I never made it a point to get the tall glass cylinders, and actually make some.
Until…. I was rearranging my pantry and had a canning jar sitting next to an unused glass taper holder.
DING! We have a winner!I only had one canning jar I wasn’t using, and only one candle holder, so I stopped by Goodwill and (miraculously) picked up one more of each. The jar was 50% off of .25c (big spender, I am) and the candle holder was 50% off $1. I somehow found the EXACT same candle holder that matched the one I had, and I got the only wide-mouth quart canning jar on the shelf. Meant to be?
Got out the Gorilla Glue….and used my decor and Mod Podge for a functional purpose while the glue was drying :)
And now I have my own version! Plus, I think canning jars are such cute decor in my new cottage-y kitchen. I even like how the brand names are different – it makes it all the more unique.
And here they are incorporated into a little fall display on my beautiful “new buffet” ….(we are into September after all!)
And maybe at some point, I’ll put candles in both of them, but I wanted some pine cones on the buffet somewhere, and putting them in the jar just seemed natural. I picked up some really cool new fall decor supplies yesterday, so when I “officially” decorate for fall, I’ll change these around a little bit more. For now, though, I dig my new “hurricanes” :)
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