DIY hurricane candle set for only $5 – yes!
I love going through my house and upcycling old items into usable items. My latest project resulted in a DIY set of 3 hurricanes for less than $5 total.
As most of you know, hurricanes can be used for anything – wedding centerpieces, dining room table decor, you name it. They can also very expensive, but not if you upcycle yours like I did.
After rummaging through my basement I found 3 metal candle sticks (from a local thrift store), 3 tall dollar tree glass vases from our candy bar at our $5000 DIY wedding in 2010, and spray paint.
It was obvious to me what I could do with these items – DIY HURRICANES!
First I spray painted the candle sticks and allowed to dry. I am really into brushed gold and champagne colors at the moment and had that color on hand, so it was the easy choice.
After placing the glass on top of the dry candle stick to see what it would look like, I realized that it needed something else. I decided immediately that the glass needed to have the “dipped” look.
To get this dipped look I gathered 3 sheets of letter sized paper and my painters tape and quickly taped off the areas of the vases that I didn’t want exposed to the spray paint (FYI – one sheet of letter sized paper fit perfectly around each of these vases)!
After the paint dried, I removed the tape and paper which exposed a clean line. All I had left to do was epoxy glue the glass vase to the candle stick.
I placed a pillar candle inside each of the 3 tiered hurricanes and my DIY hurricane candles were complete!