Hurricane lamps are noted for their tall, chimney-like glass that surround a candle flame or oil-lit wick. Today's hurricane lamp is not just used for lighting but also provides a decorative touch to the home. The vessel is often used for storing favourite collections or used to light up a room for a cosy and warm display. So, whether you tuck a candle inside or use the hurricane lamp as an accent piece, you'll love the distinct and whimsical style it adds to your space.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Glass hurricane lamps
- Greenery and flowers
- Silver trays and mirrors
- Flower petals and foliage
- Easter eggs
- Pumpkins, squash and gourds
- Spring bulbs
- Sand or soil
Rest the hurricane lamps down a garden pathway for a magical glow at night. Line a front entrance for a sparking, inviting display.
Place a votive candle in the middle of the lamp. Use a white candle for a classic display.
Wrap a piece of greenery around the base of the hurricane lamp to add a pop of vibrant colour. Tuck flowers like a gerbera daisy or zinnia around the greenery as a festive touch.
Find glass hurricane lamps in varying colours, shapes and sizes to use as a dramatic centrepiece. Look for vintage glass hurricane lamps to mix in with newer varieties.
Increase the glow by placing the hurricane lamps over a silver tray or mirror. Arrange them randomly in the middle of the table so you have a cluster of several heights and colours.
Add flower petals or foliage around the tray, depending upon what's in season in the garden.
Fill the hurricane lamps with fruit to create a decorative piece at a wedding or inside the home. Use bright citrus fruits like oranges, lemons and limes together in the glass lantern.
Fill the lantern with favourite collections like seashells and rocks. Incorporate colourful items like glass beads and dried flowers.
Rest the lamps over bookcases, entry tables and coffee tables. Add them in the bedroom as a decorative accent to the room.
Place festive items inside the hurricane lamps during holidays. Look around the home for decorations you can repurpose.
Cluster painted eggs inside the lamps to create a colourful touch to the home.
Fill the glass hurricane lamp with mini pumpkins, squash and other gourds during parties and other festivities.
Place spring-blooming bulbs inside a tall glass hurricane lamp to hold the bulbs and create a decorative winter piece inside the home.
Choose colourful bulbs like daffodils and freesia to create the design.
Place sand or soil at the bottom of the lamp with just the bulb tip poking above. Watch the bulb shoot up to create a decorative "living" design.
Tips and warnings
- Fill a hurricane lamp with pine cones and winter berries in winter to jazz up the home.
- Plant an indoor plant like a fern inside the lamp and use it as a parting gift at your next dinner party.
- Oil-lit hurricane lamps are not suitable for inside the home. Only use them outside where fresh air helps to circulate the fumes.
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