I’ve been feeling some anxiety because I’ve noticed that the blogging world has started to burst forth in all it’s autumnal glory…like that..autumnal?? Great word isn’t it? We learned that studying Legend of Sleepy Hollow in a literature class I’m teaching…yes I teach too. I am homeschool mom…hear me roar.
In the collage above you can see that this project is more than simple to do. You literally just stack the hurricane top on the glass candle holder. You can use a small amount of hot glue to hold them together, or do like I did and use a little putty. That way, if I need to store them I can still take them apart. You can put candles in them as they are traditionally used or any type of decor. I will stack artificial lemons in these when not using them seasonally. I wanted to try a fun variation for my fireplace mantel. Something a little more chunky and with black. So I found two wooden candle pedestals at the Dollar Tree and started playing around with them, and came up with this:
I liked having a touch of the color black on my mantle, and I thought the thickness of the base went better with all of the chunky fruit and gourds. I already had in my bottomless bucket of fall decor all of the artificial fruit, and purchased the real pumpkin in the middle for $4 at Wal-Mart. I loved that it was a washed out orange and subdued.