Fall Decorating with Hurricane Vases
September 22, 2011 · by Amanda Brown ·
Do you have a “go-to” decorative item that you use for every season and you never tire of? The Willow House Hemingway Hurricanes are two of my favorite versatile pieces that I change out many times a year.
Fall is here (at least the calendar says so), and I decided to go with a natural look for these hurricanes, and I love how they turned out!
While I’ve had these hurricanes for years, I have seen many different versions at places like Target, Hobby Lobby, and even Wal-Mart.
For this project, I chose corn kernels, small red beans, and split peas.
Place the candle in the empty hurricane, then begin pouring the beans in very slowly around the candle to the desired level. Repeat layers with different beans.
I tied a double string of simple jute (found at Hobby Lobby craft section) for an extra natural touch.
The color combination possibilities are endless with so many rich fall colors to choose from! Specialty grocery stores have self-serve bins of dried lentils that you can choose from, as well. A white candle would be a beautiful contrast!
The beans/corn are pretty enough to stand alone without the candle, like this “candy corn” display from last year at Halloween…
To make the “candy corn,” I used Black beans, White Northern Beans, and Red Lentils
Tie a fun ribbon or let them stand alone!
Pinterest is full of ideas using beans and other natural elements. Look around for other color combinations!
If you put one of these together, I’d love to see it.
Happy Fall, Y’all!