Hurricanes Turn Candles Into Elegant Fall and Winter Décor
Add height to a centerpiece or vignette with the glow and shine of these tall glass candleholders
Debbie Snider October 28, 2011
With the candle season upon us, it's time to look at creative ways to use them. One of the best ways is to arrange glass hurricanes around the house. Hurricanes are candle holders with a glass surround that is designed to shield the flame from breezes. They come in various sizes and shapes, from a simple sleeve to a stylized creation. The clear reflective glass adds a textural element to tablescapes and opens up many design possibilities. Read on for some designer tips on using hurricanes to decorate this fall.
Add symmetry. Two footed hurricanes stand out amongst the pumpkins, gourds and candles and add a bit of formality to this elegant fall tablescape. Autumn leaves were tucked around the bases of the pillar candles inside each hurricane.
Add layers. The key to successful table setting is layering with different textures and materials. A few hurricanes are just one element in this nature-inspired tablescape.
Use repetition. Three identical hurricanes really make a statement when lined up in a row. This designer filled the containers with brown lentils that blend in well with the weathered console table and neutral palette .
Contain them. For a different look, set three hurricanes on a tray, then surround them with an anchoring material, like these pebbles.
Round out a vignette. A single hurricane balances out both items in this coffee-table arrangement and the other accessories throughout the room.
Flank a centerpiece. This one is easy. Get two of the same hurricanes and place them on either side of your centerpiece.
Showcase an item. Placing a pumpkin, the symbol of fall, inside a hurricane gives it a place of importance in this tablescape.
Create a focal point. Your eye first focuses on the white candle and contrasting chestnuts encased in glass before wandering to the other delightful elements on this festive table.
Vary the fillers with the season. Here is a warm trio of fall hurricanes done by Thrifty Decor Chick. She filled the bases of the containers with autumn-toned leaves and surrounded each candle with amber table scatters from a craft store.
This unusual hurricane houses a mini chandelier.
An iron frame gives this Mediterranean-style candle holder a lantern effect.
This large-footed hurricane can be filled with bigger items than its smaller cousins. You could get really creative with this one.
Sometimes simple cylindrical glass sleeves are all that is needed.
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