I LOVE Pottery Barn. I think I could open a catalog to any page and find at least one thing I want! I’ve had my eye on the pretty Glass Hurricane Candle Holders, but they start at $69 and up. So I decided to make my own,,,,,
How did I make my own Pottery Barn style glass hurricane candle holders? Yes, pickle jars!
I found these gigantic pickle jars at the Food Lion store in North Carolina. You can imagine my excitement! So, I bought one to test it out. But, let’s be honest. That is a LOT of pickles in one jar. I bought one since we were having a BBQ at our lake house and we had lots of people to eat all of those pickles. However, the stores up North didn’t carry the large pickle jars. Thank heaven for the internet! I found the exact same jars on Amazon under large glass pickle jars. I bought a set of 4 jars. You can also use them for another one of my candle holder DIY Projects or even as a jumbo treat jar for your pets (treat jar part two here)!
The Pottery Barn hurricanes have a gold band at the top and bottom.
To replicate this I bought some dryer vent clamps. I removed the extremely sticky UPC labels. And here is what I learned today. Goo Gone is WAY better than Goof Off. I sprayed and sprayed the labels with Goof Off spray and they just wouldn’t come off. I finally remembered the Goo Gone and all of the stickiness came off the first try.
Once the chrome dryer vent clamps were clean and dry, I spray painted them with Valspar Metallic Brilliant-Metal effects in Gold. I’ve used this with several other projects like this candy jar and it’s great! I also painted some mismatched plates that I had in gold for the base. I had a metal gold leafed stand that had a former life as a lamp base. My plate fit perfectly on top! So, I used the taller one for the center of the table and the other two flanking the sides. To each hurricane I added a battery operated candle and some filler in the bottom. Because the middle hurricane was taller, I treated it a little differently. I added nuts as a filler. The other two got a good dose of clear flat marbles. (plus I ran out of nuts)
I added some pumpkins, dried hydrangeas and a few other fall accessories.
I’m thinking about painting the top of the jars gold underneath the clamp so the gold will be more pronounced. The nice thing about these jars is they are so versatile!
You can add water and make it into a vase or fill them with sand and use real candles.
In addition, I also tested corks as a filler and it looked nice. I would only use those with battery operated candles for safety reasons. I think they would also be pretty with sea shells in the summer. Hope you have a wonderful weekend and stay safe for those in the path of the storm!