Decorating Ideas for Long Stem Hurricane Candle Holders

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Decorating Ideas for Long Stem Hurricane Candle Holders
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Although long-stem glass hurricane holders are designed primarily to display candles, the wide-mouth vessels offer many more decorative opportunities. Removing the candle and filling the classic accent piece adds colour and texture to a fireplace mantle, your dining room table or a small table. Place accessories around the hurricane candle holder for a complete centrepiece or an attractive still-life display.

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Nature Inspired

Bring the beauty of nature indoors by filling long-stem hurricane candle holders with elements from the outdoors. A collection of smooth, washed pebbles from your favourite stream can support a few shoots of lucky bamboo. Dry pine cones, acorns and walnuts mixed with colourful lime-green hedge balls add earth tones to a room decorated in shades of green, beige, chocolate or golds. The glass vessels can also hold fresh cuttings from your flower garden or a harvest of cherry tomatoes from the vegetable patch.

During the winter months -- when Mother Nature's hues turn drab -- use a few small branches from a barren tree to create a display. Once decorated with glitter spray and accented with aromatic evergreen sprigs or sticks of cinnamon, you have a fragrant miniature centrepiece for your nightstand or an end table.

Seasonal Decor

Add sparkle and seasonal cheer to the home by filling hurricane candle holders with extra ornaments and small novelty decorations. During Halloween, a holder filled with inexpensive orange and black plastic spiders adds interest to a display of miniature pumpkins and gourds.

Trimmed peacock feathers and large decorative stones add a whimsical flair to a Thanksgiving table display. When placed on either side of a cornucopia or large carved pumpkin, the candle holders become part of the table centrepiece.

A candle holder filled with various sizes of silver and gold Christmas tree ball ornaments creates a sparkling New Year's Eve display. When flanking a decorative silver ice bucket filled with champagne, the filled candle holders become an instant end-of-year buffet table display.

Themed Decoration

Spruce up a theme party by using hurricane candle holders to create small areas of interest around the party site. At a child's birthday party, holders filled with colourful gumballs and wrapped candies become a delightful surprise for guests. Party poppers, noisemakers and tiny bottles of bubbles placed in the candle holders become simple, useful accessories for the party.

For everyday use, hurricane candle holders can accentuate colour in a theme room. For a bathroom with a nautical theme, a holder filled with blue and white bath salts or seashell-shaped hand soaps coordinates perfectly. In a vibrant child's bedroom, a candle holder filled with faux daisy blossoms or plastic beetles can rest on a high bookcase shelf.

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