Reminiscent of oil lamps of days gone by, this version uses a small votive candle instead of kerosene! Make sure the glass parts are free of oil and grease or the glue will not bond properly. Fill the resevoir with anything small to give your lamp a little color...and the best part, almost everything can be found in the dollar store!
For each hurricane lamp you will need
1 5-inch candy dish with cover that has a flat knob on the top
1 crystal taper holder
1 hurricane-type candle holder
3-inch wide red wired ribbon
sprig of artificial holly, or evergreen, with berries
small items to fill resevoir, if desired, we used small antique glass ornaments and beads
Glass Bond glue**, or other glue suitable for adhering glass to glass
Wash and dry each glass part, making sure it is clean and free of dust, dirt, and oil residue. Follow the gluing instructions printed in the label to adhere the taper holder to the center bottom of the candy dish. Adhere the hurricane to the top of the candy dish cover, centering it on the flat part of the knob.
Allow both units to dry overnight or until thoroughly dry. Referring to the photo, tie ribbon in a bow under the hurricane. Add the small sprig of holly under the center of the bow. Fill the candy dish with small items, if desired, and replace the cover/top unit. Place votive candle in the hurricane. You may wish to glue the cover unit to the dish for extra security. Fill the dish beforehand and glue, following the instructions, as before, allowing glue to dry thoroughly.
**We strongly recommend Glass Bond for this project; it dries permanent and clear.
Sources: Glass Parts, Ribbon, Holly, Dollar Tree; Glue: Glass Bond by Hammerhead America (www.hammerheadamerica.com).
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