Thursday Quickie – Burlap Wrapped Hurricane Candle

on April 11, 2013

It’s been a super busy week – I’m knee-deep in black paint refinishing Ayden’s furniture. No, I’ve got paint everywhere. On my knees – because I keep kneeling in the paint I’ve spilled and on both of my feet, because I was wearing flip flops and spray painting – Charming. I’d show you, but the paint isn’t the only problem – I so need a pedicure.

Too, since I can’t seem to paint anything without spilling a significant amount of paint on the floor – especially if I’m using black – let’s just say, the paint is flying!

In the meantime, I’ve also been doing a fair amount of store perusing and had a chance to check out Joann’s Fabrics yesterday. I went in looking for rub ‘n’ buff and ran into a whole lot of cute spring and summer things.. and did not come out with the rub ‘n’ buff! For those of you who are a little confused as to what rub ‘n’ buff is, it’s a little bit of magic in a tube, and I’ve been using it to transform Ayden’s dresser. I promise to show you very soon!

Anyway, while I was there, a cute little hurricane candle holder caught my eye – it was all sweet, and had burlap, and a little button, and it just reminded me of warm nights and sweet scents.. and of course, I forgot to take a picture of it. But, just trust me, it was cute and sweet, and you’d have loved it!

To make sure you could catch a glimpse, I made my version, and it took less than an hour.

What I used:

  • A hurricane lamp (mine was from the dollar store)
  • A candle
  • A piece of burlap about 5-6″ in width and the circumference of my hurricane lamp + 1″. You could use burlap ribbon just as easily, but I had a ton left over from this burlap wreath
  • Raffia
  • Scrapbooking buttons
  • A glue gun, but this could also be accomplished with craft glue, it would just increase the drying time.

What I did:

1. I used hot glue to attach the burlap piece first to the glass, and then secured again after wrapping.

2. I took a long piece of raffia, adhered it to the bottom of the seam of burlap, and wrapped the raffia around the burlap, from bottom to top. Once at the top, I reversed and wrapped from top to bottom, gluing as needed.

3. I put the scrapbooking buttons in place.

4. I added candles!

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  • Kim

    I saw the ones at JoAnn's and I took a picture so I could make my own version, LOL! Yours are super cute!!! (I saw them over at Talkin’ About Thursday) Thanks so much for sharing how you made them!

    April 11, 2013 at 9:24 pm Reply
    • Kim Young

      Yay! I'm so glad someone else saw them at Joann's.. it's proof that I'm not crazy! Well, at least in that way.. Thanks for your comment. When you make your's, drop me a line so I can take a look!

      April 11, 2013 at 11:21 pm Reply
  • Deanna Ritz

    These are super cute!! Thanks for sharing. I have some extra jars that I could do this with.:)

    April 13, 2013 at 12:41 am Reply
  • MaytagNMom

    Lovin' the hurricane lamps and the quick change look. I've done different things with them, but never a burlap look- you've given me inspiration and smiles- shucks!

    Thanks for sharing with us, and it's always great to see creative minds at work. 🙂

    Visiting from Overflowing With Creativity@ It's Overflowing's linky party
    Suz @MaytagNMom
    NW Illinois
    ~~My Current Project At The Party~~

    April 13, 2013 at 12:53 pm Reply
  • rebekahdawn

    How cute! I love burlap and these are adorable!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. 🙂

    April 25, 2013 at 5:00 pm Reply
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