Hurricane Candle Holder – Dollar Tree DIY

This cute hurricane candle holder was made using only items from Dollar Tree!

Hurricane Candle Holder

If you have been following my blog for a while you’ll know I’m a tad addicted to Dollar Tree. I love buying things from there and putting them together to make them look like decor pieces you would find at a high-end store. My home is decorated with items I’ve made using mostly things from Dollar Tree.

Which is exactly what I did to make this cute little hurricane candle holder.

Not only does this hurricane candle holder go great with fall decor, but you can also make it your own and add any embellishments for any season or holiday.

I’ll show you how to make the hurricane candle holder as well as the grubby candle. It’s all very easy, but the candle takes a little bit of time because of the drying process. Grunging a candle to make it look primitive is also very messy so cover your craft area before you begin.

Hurricane Candle Holder

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Hurricane Candle Holder DIY

What You Need:

*Except for the E6000 and spray paint, all of my materials came from Dollar Tree. This project cost me around $5 to make.

Glass candle holders for hurricane candle holder

What you do:

  • Spray paint the candle holder white (or whatever color you choose.) After it dries, use the E6000 Adhesive to glue the vase on top of the candle holder.
  • While that’s drying, make the candle. Grunge them up with cinnamon, instant coffee, and Mod Podge. (Instructions below)

How to Grunge a Candle

Materials needed for candle grunging
  • To make the grunginess (is that a word?), mix some cinnamon and coffee grounds together. Then cover the battery-powered taper candle in Mod Podge and roll it around in a mixture of coffee and cinnamon. Let it dry.

There are different ways to do this out there on Pinterest, but this is easiest for me. Plus the cinnamon makes it smell good!

Making the grunge for candles
  • After it dries, add another layer of the Mod Podge and coffee cinnamon mixture to the candle and let it dry. Keep adding until it looks like you want it to, then finish it up with a layer of Mod Podge to seal it. I only did two coats and I was happy with the way they came out.
Grunged Candles for Hurricane Candle Holder

Beware: it gets messy!!

Finally:

  • I glued some twine around the top of the candle holder and added a tiny sunflower. I put the finished candle inside and added some moss to the bottom.

I love the way it turned out!!

Hurricane Candle Holder

I think this hurricane candle holder is so cute for a cheap fall DIY. It doesn’t have to be limited to fall, though. Make it for any time of the year! Best of all it cost under $10 to make and you still have plenty of supplies left over to make a lot more candles.


For more Dollar Tree DIY inspiration, see these posts:

Farmhouse Window
Farmhouse Style Sign
Burlap Bunny
Amazing Grace Sign
Farmhouse Kitchen Sign
Farmhouse Style Wall Decor


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  6. I’ve always wanted to make a cake stand using a candle holder and a plate, and using a hurricane really looks great! Love the sunflower too…the E6000 is my go to glue, love the stuff!
    Jenna

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  8. You are amazing, can’t believe you have time to do fun DIY’s along with rebuilding a home. Then you have homeschooling on top of that. I know what you are doing is super hard so thank you for sharing your crafts with us. I bet this one smells wonderful with the cinnamon. I have a lot to catch up on with everyone. I did not accomplish my goals for the summer but I sure had fun trying to. Have a beautiful Sunday and Happy Fall adventures.

    1. Thank you so much! I have to make time for DIY’s or I’ll go crazy. πŸ˜€ Thank you for your kind words. πŸ™‚ I understand not accomplishing all of your goals, but that’s ok. I’m glad you had fun, though! I think that’s the best part of setting goals – the fun of trying to meet them. Yet not being too hard on ourselves if we don’t. I hope you have enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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  10. Hi Michele, you are always so sweet to come by and visit me, I wanted to see what you are up to. I LOVE this project. So funny because a few years back I did that to candles an it was a project, that was a HOT mess LOL. Your votive is great and your candles are perfect.

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