Second step...put about a cup of crushed shells on top of the sand. I already had these in my craft tub also.(Crushed shells are from WalMart's floral department.)
I can see putting some of my shell collection around the base of the hurricane...in the basket.
This simple arrangement will will work on the kitchen table or on the back porch table.
You can use different sand and gravel combinations depending on the season.
I might like to put small pine cone filler on top of the sand and then layer some pine cones around the outside base of the vase.
Then maybe a burlap bow for some fluff.
I had the burlap in my craft stash too.
So no cost. Yea!
In fact...the vase (under ten dollars) was the only thing I did purchase for this arrangement.
But...I went back to my wicker tray for more of a summer/natural look because this arrangement may be used on the back porch dining table. What do you think? Burlap bow...yes or no?
I think I told you all that I have pretty much switched to using white or ivory candles these days. They work for almost every dining or decorating style. White goes with everything! No worry about matching colors. I like things to be simple... where I can switch candles into different hurricanes or candlesticks on a whim. I do not want to have to try to find a candle in a certain shade. Been there, done that, as they say. Simple is my mantra these days.
I can also see using this "vase/hurricane" for a large bunch of fresh cut flowers. If I had peony bushes...this vase would be full of fresh cut stems. I love peonies!
You may have another type of large jar or vase that you could transform into a hurricane. Even if your jar is a shade of color...as long as it is transparent you should be able to do this. Remember to use a base of sand before placing your candle(s) inside...then go any design direction you want. If you like colorful candles...use those and then co-ordinate other filler and table linens with you filler colors.
Since I was doing this craft project on the dining room table...I thought I would include this shot. Here is that story.
|A word of caution with candles around young children or pets|
...be careful when lit.
Thanks for spending a few minutes with me today. I hope you are having a great day.
Here are a few posts from the past that you might have missed:
Decorating With A Chippy Tray