Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Lighted Autumn Hurricane So Pretty!

                                      I scored this gigantic glass hurricane at a yard sale for $2.
                       It is 20" tall and 8" across at the belly with a wooden base. I love the size
                                          and how I can dress it up all year long. Plus, $2!! 
                                                           That still makes me smile.

Last spring I filled it with vine balls, book page decor balls, driftwood, monkey's knots,
pine cones and my favorite green glitter dragonfly. I LOVE how it looked with a
few of my cobalt glass pieces.


So this fall I restyled it for Autumn. Now it is a lighted accent to my
Thanksgiving decorating.

I like it. I like it alot!

         I grabbed a garland and a short string of 50 lights from my stash....both Dollar Store buys
                     from years past. I twined them together and stuffed them into the glass. 
                                             The problem was, they all fell to the bottom and
                                                       left the top of the glass empty.

I took a dowel the same height as the glass and wrapped it in autumn paper to blend in. 
Then I wrapped the garlands and lights together around the dowel using florist tape to secure it in a vertical column. One the dowel is nicely decorated it was easy to place
 the hurricane glass over it and set it in place. 

It worked!!


I love how it turned out!

It looks stunning and really lights up any corner I put it.
Me thinks I need to keep an eye out for more huge hurricane glass!

Image result for makethebestofthings autumn lighted hurricane

I used the same trick in the tall pasta jar right next to it. 

Easy peasy and didn't cost a dime.

Gotta love that!

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