Fall Decorating with Hurricane Vases

Hurricane Vases come in all different sizes and shapes. The typical Hurricane is open on both ends, often used at weddings for a candle centerpiece. But…you know me, I often don’t use items for their intended purpose, especially in my decorating. The vase in the middle is a Hurricane, I simply put it on top of a glass plate to seal up one end.

After decorating my Mantle and Hoosier Cabinet, I had lots of Fall Decorations left. So I gathered all the bits and pieces, and decorated the buffet. I had a hard time taking down my chicken feeder, I really love it, but…it is Fall, the Dining Room needed a fresh look.

Now, I’m not taking full credit for this idea, my good friend, and Celebrating Autumn buddy, Myra from My Blessed Life, showed how to use a candle stick and a glass vase to make your own. Pop on over and visit Myra, she will show you how to use the really cool, Gorilla Glue.

What to add to your vases

  • Small pumpkins or gourds (I bought mine at Michael’s, the whole bag of about 6 or 8 was $4, using a 40% off coupon)
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Berrys and beads in Fall colors
  • Candles
  • Rose hips and potpourri pieces
  • Acorns and nuts, part of them from potpourri and part that I picked up from the ground
  • Baby Indian Corn

The vase on the right (I apoligize for the glares, I tried several times to take pictures without them) is the only one that I put together with Gorilla Glue. I used a short glass candlestick and a small vase.

After I had all the Hurricane Vases in place, I simply added a few more pumpkins and some silk Fall leaves.

Over on the Hoosier Cabinet, I added another vase, filled with leftover potpourri and Indian Corn. I used a small wooden dish, added a candle and some nuts from the potpourri and one of my favorite Fall serving dishes.

Bringing a little of the outside in, I added a small mum plant to a Trifle Bowl, for the Dining Room table.

I filled in the sides with beads and orange raffia, a very inexpensive way to add a punch of color. The mums are $1 each at Walmart right now.

And of course, I added a little Fall to the kitchen also…

Again, just a vase filled with nuts, cinnamon sticks and potpourri.

Remember, the Autumn Party starts on Monday, and runs all week, with lots of great ideas, a linky to add your own, and a really cool giveaway, you won’t want to miss!!

I’m linking to the Blog Parties in my footer, please visit them! You might just find one or two that are new to you! 


  1. these are some great ideas, i love the cinnamon sticks

  2. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    I love it! Your decorations are always so festive and amazing looking. I love the old cookie cutters in the old box…adorable!

  3. notyet100 says:

    nice decoration,.;-)

  4. I LOVE Hurricane Glasses!

  5. Very nice how you found something besides candles as everyone else does with the hurricane vases. I have a few of these vases, but never know what to do with them. Now I’ll have to put on my thinking cap.
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  6. Hootin' Anni says:

    Fabulous idea….I especially like the warm and rich colors, but the added scents would be a definite plus!

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  7. Susan says:

    Love your ideas!! The cinnamom sticks especially!!
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  8. I love the different items you use in the vases! Do you dry the acorns in the oven before using them inside. I’m a little concerned about possible critters.

    I also loved the display of cookie cutters. I’m going to, ahem, borrow that idea!
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  9. Shelia says:

    Everything looks wonderful!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  10. niki says:

    Sweet! I just made some hurricanes recently, too. Love your big ole cinnamon sticks!

  11. Jenn says:

    where do you find such long cinnamon sticks? I’ve never seen them, but they are perfect for a craft I’ve got in mind for Christmas! Very nice decorations, everything looks awesome!

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  12. Thank you for all the ideas for fall vase fillers. Happy Fall!
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  13. JEN ALLEN says:

    I have an awesome hurricane from http://www.wix-n-stix.com I filled my hurricane with BEANS and BRANCHES – I got the mixed colored beans for bean soup – It looks awesome!


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