Dollar Store Decor + How to Make Hurricane Candle Holders

Well I’m a total copycat. I’ve completely ripped off this idea and I fully admit it.  Dollar store hurricanes. You’ve probably seen them around at Sarah’s who saw them at Emily’s who saw them at Anne’s. Or perhaps you caught them by Robin or Melissa. See how that works? We’re one big crafty blogging family :-)

This infamous total-cost-is-two-smackers project that will add some serious glamour to your space. We’re talking $50 glamour, because that’s how much the other versions cost at some of the stores you might be familiar with. After seeing these across the blog-o-sphere, I had a sudden urge to run out and get the supplies to make them. There’s only 3 items you need to make hurricane candle holders, or more depending on how many you want to make.

Let me get right to it – How to make hurricane candle holders, also know as dollar store decor!

How to Make Hurricane Candle Holders

My supplies are dollar store candle sticks and glass hurricanes. $1 each friends, it can’t get any cheaper.

Dollar store glassware

Plus some sort of glue. Some people use hot, some use guerrilla glue, I used Liquid Nails Clear Small Projects Silicone Adhesive.

Liquid Nails

After I washed and dried each piece I glued the pillar holders onto the bottom of the hurricanes. You can turn them upside down or keep them right side up, however you like, but let them dry overnight. This is important if you use the liquid nails. I’m not sure about the other adhesives, but the nails needed overnight drying time.

Don’t even try to test them 20 minutes later, they will still be wet and will move, so let them sit. But the next day you’ll have fabulous $2 hurricanes.

My fiance didn’t know what a hurricane was, I had to explain :-) But he loves them, I got a high five. His exact words were “$2? You saw that on a blog didn’t you? Keep reading blogs.” Of course!

How to Make Hurricane Candle Holders

I put in some rocks from an ocean beach and Spanish moss for a little fall touch, then an ivory 3×6 pillar candle.

How to Make Hurricane Candle Holders

I frequently move these all around the house. They are great for on the mantel or in the dining room. Here was how I decorated for Thanksgiving with them.

How to Make Hurricane Candle Holders

If you like these and make them, let me know. I’d love to see what you fill them with. Happy hurricaning {that’s not a word right}, but trust me, go out and get yourself some of these to make. You’ll be happy you did :-)

*Update* Here are some other photos of the candle holders. See more photos and this glitter candle project here.

How to Make Hurricane Candle Holders

How to Make Hurricane Candle Holders

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Comments

  1. These are gorgeous!!! I never would have thought you got them from the dollar store…but that makes them even better!

  2. I LOVE them and love what you did with them!! I still need to glue mine — isn’t that funny? :) They are still precariously perched on the candlesticks.

  3. cute!!! way to go :)

    i say paint that sucker white. never fails!

  4. What rock have I been under? How come I’ve never stumbled across your blog before? You have some great stuff. Rip off or not, those hurricanes are terrific! I’m off to browse a few more of your posts.
    Thanks for visiting today too.
    Lisa

  5. Yes! I saw Sara’s post about this and went to the Dollar Store and bought some too! I just need to plan where I’m going to put them when I’m finished.

  6. And I really like your blog – great job!

  7. Those are fabulous!

  8. Love how you decorated the hurricanes! I’d say leave the dresser the way it is…but if you change your mind, paint it black.

  9. We are so glad you shared your great project with us at Anything Related! They look fabulous!
    {Rebekah}

  10. Stealing this idea ASAP!

  11. Yep, you stole, and now so am I!!! I’m a wedding planner and can definitely see these making it onto some wedding tables. AMAZING!!!! Love it!!!

  12. Thanks for ALL the nice comments, you are sweeties. Yep steal that dollar store decor away – and tell me what it looks like when you’re done :-)

    -Jessica

  13. I love this. I’ve done plates and bowls on candle sticks, but never a vase!

    Taylor
    http://www.maryjanesandgaloshes.com

  14. Sand the dresser down to original wood and paint lacquer down to protect it. Bare wood is in now.

  15. So sad dollar store dosent have vases with curved tops any more . I. Stumbled on your blog and then some things started to look fimiluar to me , I’m from Depew . So it’s nice to see you here.

  16. You make me want to go to my local dollar store and just buy things. LOL, but that’s a good thing. ^_^ I love these!

  17. I would refinish the dresser…it may be work intensive, but the results will be soooo worth it…EVERYONE seems to cop out and paint or do shabby chic white…fine wood is a beauty to the eye, and will draw lots of compliments.

  18. These look perfect for holiday gifts. They’re beautiful. I already have candle holders to use for the bases. It may be time for a thrift shop run for the hurricane part.

    Thanks for posting this article. I just linked to it from my blog. The post will be up tomorrow.

  19. Anonymous says:

    I made two of these for a family member for Christmas… They never guessed I hardly spent any money on them. Perfect classy gift on a college-student budget!

  20. Really gorgeous…such neat arrangement of the moss..

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