Hurricane lamps were originally designed to stay lit during storms and windy conditions. Some of the earliest models used either oil or a wick-burning candle. Although hurricane lamps are still used today for similar purposes, many homeowners use them as decorative items. Their unique look and style make them the perfect furnishing to spruce up an otherwise dull atmosphere. As a result, hurricane lamps are often used as dining table centerpieces. If you’re interested in making your own, keep reading and we’ll give you some ideas to consider.
Before we start, it’s important to note that not all hurricane lamps can be effectively used as centerpieces. If they’re too large, too frail or feature a colored glass that doesn’t match the surrounding decor, you probably shouldn’t use them. Before choosing a hurricane lamp for a centerpiece, take a minute to inspect your dining table and determine how much available room you have. You don’t have to get an exact measurement, but instead just get a rough estimate in your head. This will be your starting point when shopping for a hurricane lamp.
Simple Yet Elegant Hurricane Lamp Centerpiece
Here’s a simple yet elegant dining table centerpiece featuring a hurricane lamp. This was done by placing a large white wick-burning candle inside the hurricane lamp and then surrounding it with artificial flowers and leaves. With the exception of the hurricane lamp, you can pick up everything necessary to create this same centerpiece at most craft and hobby stores. Although you can’t see it in the picture above, there’s probably hidden wiring used to hold the plants together. This is completely optional, but it’s a good idea to use wiring if you’re having trouble keeping the plants and flowers to stay in one place.
Festive Hurricane Lamp Centerpiece
Here’s a slightly more festive hurricane lamp centerpiece. With Thanksgiving now behind us and Christmas right around the corner, this centerpiece is sure to create a stylish focal point in your dining room. Although it looks like it has several small flames off to the sides of it, those are actually golden globes that are reflecting the natural light created by the hurricane lamp. Once the candle is lit inside the lamp, it illuminates the surrounding globes and creates a uniquely stunning look. Best of all, you can probably find most of the items needed to make this in your own backyard.