Decorated Charleston Hurricane Vases
BONUS POST!!! Normally I don’t make many crafty things or DIY and if I really think about it, this isn’t much of a do anything yourself because it’s so simple but it’s really cute so I decided to share. You see, I’m a little impressed with myself because every craft I’ve ever attempted, and I mean EVER, has gone horribly wrong. I was embarrassed I let myself see it. So I guess that’s why I’m showing you these. It really only takes pouring some dried beans in a Charleston Hurricane Vase, or any hurricane vase for that matter, grabbing a good smelling candle and tying a bow but they’re really cute! Did I mention that?
I’ve had these two Charleston (I think that’s what they’re called because they aren’t traditional hurricane glasses) Hurricane Vases I got at a Southern Living Home party many years ago and usually I have split peas in them with a mossy green candle and green bow because it matches the coloring in my house. Today though, I wanted to try something different. I’ll change it up again at Christmas time and put cranberries and white candles. Now that’s really, really cute!
These are sort of Halloween-ish and Thanksgiving all rolled together and they have a little longevity and can go until after Thanksgiving so they’re perfect.
I grabbed a couple of great smelling candles, these are mulled cider, and a bag of generic dried black beans.
I halved the bag of beans and dumped each half in the hurricane vases. Nestled the candles inside like so…
You’ll also need a ribbon to tie at the bottom. I use wired ribbon so the bow stays nice and pretty. They’re very cheap and keep their shape.
See how pretty they are sitting on my dining room table? And so very easy!
Try it. You can probably grab some hurricane vases at a discount or even dollar store. I bet you get compliments on your creativity! And…you’re welcome.