|Hurricane Candle with Indian Corn|
When I received the October issue of Pottery Barn magazine,(I just love Pottery Barn) I began looking through it. I saw these awesome candle holders. They were comprised of a small plain hurricane top and a base vase that was surrounded by small Indian corn.(They have a large version as well)
I liked the look, but not the price. The medium top hurricane was $39.50, the medium base was $39, and the Indian corn was $19.50 for 6 and they used around two sets of these. I thought, why not recreate one on a smaller budget.
Here is the one from Pottery Barn:
For the hurricane top, I went to A.C. Moore to see what they had. I had one that might work, but it seemed too small. They had one I could use for $2.49 and I had a half-off coupon so it was $1.25. Off to a good start!
|Pottery Barn's Aegean Hurricane Candle|
For the vase, I found one at home that I could use as the base. Just a note, my base had curved sides, which made it more difficult to attach the corn. I suggest using one that has straight sides - it will make attaching the corn easier.
|Candle Holder Vases|
Next I decided to wrap the bottom vase in some fabric. This is not necessary, but I wanted to have some color between the Indian corn. I just sprayed the vase with spray adhesive and wrapped a cut piece of rust and white check fabric around it and tucked part of the fabric inside and over the bottom.
|Fabric Covered Vase|
Once this was dried, I glued the two vases together. This was probably not necessary since they fit together well, but I thought it would make it more stable.
|Two Vases Glued Together|
Now to find some Indian corn - that was the hard part. Here in my part of Florida, it is not easy to find fall items other than what you can get at A.C. Moore or Michaels or some gourds/pumpkins at the grocery store and Indian corn isn’t something they carry. I went to a garden center and found some there - 3 in a bunch for $2.99. I bought 4 bunches and they through in two that had no tops.
|Candle with Rubber Band Securing the Indian Corn|
I had to trim some of the tops so they were at the right height. I left the rubber band on and made a ribbon out of the fabric I used on the base. I cut a long strip of fabric and tied it over the rubber band to conceal it.
|Candle with Ribbon Wrapped Indian Corn|
In the top hurricane, I placed a clear glass candle holder with a green candle in it. Next I filled the top hurricane with rose hips all around the glass candle holder, just allowing the candle to show. You can use any candle that fits the size of your vase. I love how it turned out. Much cheaper than the Pottery Barn inspiration – only $14.00 (The biggest expense was the Indian corn.)
|Hurricane Candle Holder on Display|
Here is a picture of my version of Pottery Barn's hurricane candle holder in my kitchen area.
|Hurricane Candle displayed on Small Cabinet|