How to Create a Christmas Hurricane Candle Holder

Overview

Embellish your dinner table for a holiday dinner party or family gathering with a festive candle holder to illuminate the area. Adorn an inexpensive hurricane candle shade that's narrow on the top and bottom, bows out in the center and sits atop a clear glass base, with embellishments that evoke the sights and scents of the season. Surround a plain white candle with vibrant items to complete the craft that will not only make an eye-catching centerpiece, but also a merry hostess gift if you're having dinner at a friend or relative's house.

Step 1

Cover your work surface with an old tablecloth or layers of newspaper to simplify clean-up and protect the table from messy adhesives, snow spray and glitter.

Step 2

Grasp the hurricane candle shade at the top and spray the bottom half of the glass with artificial snow. Spritz the "snow" all the way around the glass in a random pattern so it appears like snow is building up along the bottom of the glass. Allow the spray to dry for at least two hours.

Step 3

Hold a shape stencil against the glass so it's slightly overlapping the top edge of the artificial snow. Use a Christmas-themed image like a reindeer, sleigh, snowflake or tree to adorn the holiday candle holder.

Step 4

Pour white glue onto a paper plate. Dip a stencil brush into the glue and press the brush onto a piece of scrap paper to leave an even layer of glue on the brush. Pounce the brush over the stencil, working quickly to fill the shape in with glue before the adhesive dries. Remove the stencil.

Step 5

Sprinkle glitter that matches your other table decor over the glue. Gently tap the glass candle holder to remove the excess glitter. Let the accent dry for at least two hours.

Step 6

Place the decorated candle shade onto the glass base and sit a white pillar candle in the center. Hold the top of the candle for stability and pour fresh cranberries into the candle holder until they cover the bottom half of the candle.

Step 7

Tie ribbon around the bottom of candle holder, if desired. Give the Christmas candle decoration a holiday scent by slipping two cinnamon sticks beneath the bow.

Tips and Warnings

  • Only use dripless-style pillar candles that allow the wax to pool around the wick rather than dripping down the side of the candle. Candles that drip may warp or scorch the embellishments that surround the candle inside the hurricane lamp.

Things You'll Need

  • Old tablecloth or newspaper
  • Hurricane candle shade
  • Artificial snow spray
  • Christmas-themed shape stencil
  • White glue
  • Paper plate
  • Stencil brush
  • Glitter
  • Glass base
  • White pillar candle
  • Fresh cranberries
  • Ribbon
  • Cinnamon sticks

References

  • Martha Stewart: Glittered Candle Holders
  • Delish.com: Elegant Christmas Candle Ideas

Who Can Help

  • SaveOnCrafts: Hurricane Candle Shades
  • FactoryDirectCraft.com: Artificial Snow
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