So easy to make a charming hurricane lamp . . .
Find a container that pleases you…put about 2″ of sand in the bottom, make a well for the candle, use tongs to arrange shells around the candle, the way you want them. Plop in a candle, deep enough so the wind can’t get it. And that’s it!
It works all year round, as a centerpiece on our dining table. In the fall I add a sprig of pepperberry, some acorns, or bittersweet, little red leaves for a dinner party, whatever fallish things I can find on my walk — at Christmas, everything from small ball ornaments to holly, tiny birds, or little faux apples. Just don’t build the decorations so high up that the flame could come in contact.
Here it is at Christmas, with little apples . . .
The best thing is you can look at it and say, “I made it myself.” Little things make a difference! They add charm to your house and show you care. ♥