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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The only Hurricane I love


This is an old tutorial that has been around blogland for awhile. I would really like to credit someone for giving me this idea but I don't remember where I saw it and when I googled "dollar store hurricane", I got a little more than 50 different blogs to choose from.  So why would I post it here then if it's already everywhere else?

Because I love it. Because my husband didn't believe me that I made these. Because I write this blog and hold all the power.

So what do you need? 2 Cheap crystal candle holders, which they have at the dollar store, and two cheap tall vases, also from the dollar tree. Add that up and you have a whopping $4 for two hurricane vases. You will also need some Gorilla Glue which you shouldn't add to the final cost because your new found love for Gorilla Glue will be priceless. Just wait.. you'll see... priceless.

Start with the candle holder.

Then take the vase and make sure you peel all the stickers off the bottom. Or don't..


Dampen the top of the candle holder and apply a few drops of Gorilla Glue. You only need a tiny amount of glue. You will think that you need more but it expands and you do not need more than a few extremely small drops!

Now place the vase on top of the candle holder, making sure it is balanced, and then leave it alone!

Let it dry and you have this....


and this...


Beautiful huh? I'm looking for fall decorations to put in them right now. Please forgive the rocks. I was on a hunt for filler in my garage.

I also wanted one of them to be higher than the other so I found a glass lid and glued that in between the candle holder and vase. You can't really see it but it did help one be a little taller than the other.

Go out... raid the dollar tree... and create!

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8 Comments:

Blogger Kelly said...

This is the first time I have seen this so thank you for posting it.

Visiting from Be Different...Act Normal Show and tell

October 2, 2010 at 5:13 AM  
Blogger Diane said...

I have those same ones and I love them. I always like going to see what other bloggers have placed in their jars Ü Your's are soooo cute.

October 2, 2010 at 8:42 AM  
Blogger staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

I love these. I made some using some of the smaller vases from $ Tree...but I have the tall one (like yours) & an extra candlestick. :)
I may have to make another one!!

October 2, 2010 at 9:59 AM  
Blogger Lorie said...

They look great! I think about making them every time I walk into the dollar store and see those candlesticks, but I have WAY too many breakable glass apothecary jars and not enough places to put them! Maybe in my next house!

October 2, 2010 at 4:25 PM  
Anonymous Krista @ While He Was Napping said...

I, too, love this idea! In fact, I have my own Dollar Store hurricane post to put up in a week or so. Can't have too much of a good thing, right? Visiting from T&J.

October 2, 2010 at 9:54 PM  
Blogger Milehimama @ Mama Says said...

I totally bought all the parts, I just haven't glued them together yet! Great minds think alike... LOL!

October 2, 2010 at 10:20 PM  
Blogger Frazzled Mom said...

ohhh! I love this! You are so crafty (in a good way)!

October 3, 2010 at 1:59 PM  
Blogger Annette @ Designs By A Rose said...

Ooh, prettiness! Love it!!!

October 4, 2010 at 8:20 PM  

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