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nicole
04-26-2007, 04:45 PM
I was wondering if anyone could think of something to put in a hurricane vase instead of a candle. For Christmas I put some ornaments in there and it looked very festive, and I want something for the rest of the year. Here's the vase. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c256/goddessnike13/House%20Stuff/IMG_0387small.jpg?t=1177630774

MrsBeckyLP
04-26-2007, 04:47 PM
I have smooth stones in a layer at the bottom of mine with some fake green moss over it. I think it works good for this time of year.

I took a pic for you. I have too many stones and a bit too much moss, but I threw it together really quickly and haven't gotten around to fixing it!

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k269/lp_becky/Picture069.jpg

melones
04-26-2007, 04:57 PM
Pinecones, shells, wine corks from special bottles, matches from favorite restaurants, potpourri, marbles, lemons

Chris~n~Jen
04-26-2007, 05:02 PM
Ohhh lemons sound pretty. I like the look of fruit though. In mine I actually found some beaded fake fruit on clearance at Pier One several years ago and that's what I have. Beaded apples & pears.

MrsBeckyLP
04-26-2007, 05:04 PM
I like the wine cork idea ... I had never thought of something like that!

c'est la vie
04-26-2007, 05:07 PM
Sand and shells? I don't know if it would match your decor..

Sashi
04-26-2007, 05:07 PM
I like the rock look but prefer it with a candle on top/in the middle. I have a slender glass vase that I put potpourri in. The BIG pieces of potpourri, not the small really smelly stuff, it's small acorns, paper flowers, balls of branches slender rolls of what look like bark, etc. I like the look of it a lot and I get lots of compliments on it.

shopaholic
04-27-2007, 07:53 AM
I immediately thought of sand/shells.

I know ambula had a pic where she had green apples (I am assuming fake?). It looked really cute.

jajacobsen
04-27-2007, 04:35 PM
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http://www.pamperedchef.com/graphics/products_200/2832_200.jpg

justHB
04-27-2007, 06:41 PM
I went shopping today and many stores had seashells in them. Looks like the ocean is going to be a huge decor theme for spring/summer 2007.

MrsWufie
04-27-2007, 09:11 PM
I have one that I put different things in based on seasons....right now it has eggs in it for the spring, but I'm going to switch it to shells and sand for summer and leaves and twigs for the fall. Post Christmas, I put some beaded snowflake ornaments in it and they were pretty.

Good luck decorating :)

BSBC
04-28-2007, 12:37 PM
I also put different things into my hurricanes based on the seasons/holidays. For example, I'll do one of the following themes:

Valentine's Day: Red Hot Hearts or Conversation Hearts

Easter/Spring: Jelly Beans, Malted Milk Hearts or the Easter Basket Grass

Late Summer/Fall: Coffee - I'll fill one hurricane up with coffee grounds and another up with coffee beans

Halloween/Thanksgiving: Candy Corn
Christmas: Red & White Striped Peppermint Candies, White Sugar, Fresh Cranberries or the "old fashioned" larger Christmas Tree light bulbs


I usually only fill the hurricanes a 1/3rd of the way up. Sometimes I place a candle or another object on top of the "filling."

Hurricanes also make terrific vases for fresh cut flowers. Sometimes I'll even just place a group of pine cones small sticks from my yard into the hurricane. I'll tie the sticks with a piece of string and just place them into the hurricane.

DallasLady
04-28-2007, 07:23 PM
I also put different things into my hurricanes based on the seasons/holidays. For example, I'll do one of the following themes:

Valentine's Day: Red Hot Hearts or Conversation Hearts

Easter/Spring: Jelly Beans, Malted Milk Hearts or the Easter Basket Grass

Late Summer/Fall: Coffee - I'll fill one hurricane up with coffee grounds and another up with coffee beans

Halloween/Thanksgiving: Candy Corn
Christmas: Red & White Striped Peppermint Candies, White Sugar, Fresh Cranberries or the "old fashioned" larger Christmas Tree light bulbs


I usually only fill the hurricanes a 1/3rd of the way up. Sometimes I place a candle or another object on top of the "filling."

Hurricanes also make terrific vases for fresh cut flowers. Sometimes I'll even just place a group of pine cones small sticks from my yard into the hurricane. I'll tie the sticks with a piece of string and just place them into the hurricane.

Too cute! I'm stealing your ideas!!! :D

psusna
04-29-2007, 04:41 AM
BSBC: Great list! Very creative ideas.

I'm throwing a 2nd birthday party for my son next weekend -- dog themed. I'm filling my large hurricane with dog bones for a centerpiece.

I also do a fall/Thanksgiving centerpiece using nuts in the shell and dried flowers.

nicole
04-30-2007, 06:46 PM
Wow, thank you all for the great ideas! I never would have thought of something like coffee beans, but that's a great idea. I think I may do something like vintage alphabet blocks, Scrabble tiles or dominoes as well. Here are some pictures I found if anyone else is looking for ideas.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c256/goddessnike13/House%20Stuff/410a2876.jpg?t=1177983842

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c256/goddessnike13/House%20Stuff/95a6c47c.jpg?t=1177983862

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c256/goddessnike13/House%20Stuff/1c627438.jpg?t=1177983849

psusna
05-01-2007, 04:47 AM
Nicole: Oh wow -- Scrabble tiles and dominoes are great ideas!!

cynder
05-01-2007, 07:44 AM
I put silver buttons in mine and place them near silver picture frames.