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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Dollar Store Glass Hurricanes

I wanted to change up a couple of my Christmas decor items this year. I saw an idea for DIYing glass hurricanes here. For only $2 for each hurricane, it is an update right up my alley! I knew they would be perfect for the mantel decor since we do not have a lot of space to decorate our mantel. Simple and elegant!

I glued glass candlesticks to the bottom of tall glass vases (all from dollar store). There are a few sizes of vases so you can pick whatever works. I used super glue and taped them down while they set.

Then I added some small ball ornaments in red and silver (LOVE decorating with these!) along with some small pinecones. I had all of that on hand. I first tried larger ball ornaments but only a few fit and it looked funny.

You could also use peppermints or candles or really anything. I can definitely see myself repurposing these for another season! They tie in really nicely with some of my other Christmas decor that I will do a post on soon!

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  1. I made some just like that. I plan on using my throughout the year too. Thanks for dropping by my blog and commenting on my pillows. Happy holidays!

  2. I made these too! Don't you want to make more?! I do :-)

    Yours look great, so versatile!

  3. What a great idea! I would lovwe for you to come link this up at my Strut Your Stuff party!

  4. Love this idea. You could change what you put inside to "theme" with other holidays. Pretty easter eggs, mini pumpkins, something red/white/blue for 4th of july, the options are endless!

  5. Great bargain and they look very festive!

    I love that plant by your fireplace too!

  6. So pretty! I love a good dollar store find! Hope you'll come link up to Made with Love Monday :) The party will be open until Friday so feel free to link up multiple projects. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

  7. I LOVE dollar store deals! I was there yesterday & grabbed some great wrapping paper & ribbon & I added some cool tags to my gifts. My gift on Blogland this year: Printable Gift Wrapping Tags. Come over and check them out.

  8. Hello again! Thanks so much for linking up at saturday Mornings! You were featured today so make sure to come check it out and get you button! Congrats and happy holidays! Love your blog!

  9. I love these!

    Thanks for linking up to Hookin Up With HoH!

    ~Allison @ House of Hepworths

  10. I added this project and thumbnail to our site and linked to you. We are looking for more Christmas project as well as other projects, so if you have any similar projects please feel free to let me know.

  11. Love the idea. I will be making several of these. Thanks so much. Wishing you a very Happy Holiday! Thanks Angie

  12. I'm so glad i'm not the only one that looks for crafts that don't break the bank. I also go to dollar stores and find all kinds of wonderful bargins. This one is great for all kinds of things. You can use candy, garland beads, cane canes, tiny wooden ornaments. Just use your imagine. Have a wonderful and blessed holiday.
    Chris O.

  13. Awesome idea! I made some yesterday with long candle stems and hurricanes that are shorter, gives a different look but really elegant.

  14. loved this Idea was there yesterday found some great things

  15. I use E6000 glue. It is very forgiving so you can move it around to get it in the exact place you want it. Be sure to stay with your project as it will slip around . I used this and actually broke the candlestick in half but the glue held together.

    1. I too made this project using E6000. I used the ivory bowls and the larger glass egg shape vases. Glue them to a charter plate and placed Christmas picks around the base of the candle holder. You can put colored marbles in the vase and a tea light on top. Use your imagination and you will be surprised at what you can do with this.


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