Think Pink ~ Hurricane Tulip Candle

March 13, 2014




The snow may still be on the ground, but the tulips are on the table and that makes me happy! A few weeks ago, I had a vase of pretty pink ones on the nightstand in my bedroom and it really brightened the entire space. Of course, when I went back to the grocery store this week, they were all of out of pink.

Now I am not normally a fan of artificial flowers, unless they are on the front door.  I like the energy and the invisible life force that you can only get from fresh.  However, I did have some silk stems  leftover from my rain boot article on hand. They came home with me during the conceptual phase and hadn't yet been returned.  I grabbed them out of the car, cast my prejudice aside and started thinking.

I tried them in a few containers, but no, they weren't right. Then I spotted my hurricane, filled with beans, and decided it was time for a springy update and a fresh idea was born...and it took me less than ten minutes to create.


I love it. I actually cannot wait for dusk, so I can see it lit up in its full glory! The unnecessary directions are as below.


I placed an artificial candle, with a timer, in the center of the hurricane.


I removed the pink flower heads and a few greens from the stems and dropped them into the glass, making certain that the candle remained centered.


I pushed a few of the heads into the bottom rim of the hurricane to fill the space.


VoilĂ ! Instant pretty!


The palate in my master is green and white, so the pink really stands out and add a little softness.  When the sun goes down and the candle glows, it will add a little atmosphere, as well.


The flowers won't wither, the price was right and it took me longer to make my bed than it did to assemble this little number. 

I'd say that makes this project Exquisitely Unremarkable!


Do you have a quick spring pick me up you'd like to share?



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20 comments:

  1. Very pretty and so springlike! :-)

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    1. Thanks Crystal! I needed a bit of spring and the weather wasn't providing it! ;)

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    1. Thanks and yes, it was VERY easy...just the way I like my projects! ;)

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  3. I laughed at your "longer to make the bed" comment.

    Cute idea. I need to find a hurricane lamp.

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    1. I'm glad you laughed, Carol! My family doesn't always laugh in the "right places" when they read my stuff! ;)

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  4. Very pretty, Kim. Love the pink with the green in your bedroom.

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    1. Thanks Nancy...I needed a little pink. It's been a long grey winter around here!

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  5. What a lovely idea using the battery operated timer candle...instant candle magic! I bet it looks very pretty when lit with the pink tulips surrounding it...a beautiful accent for your pretty bedroom:) ~hugs, Poppy

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    1. Thanks Poppy! I am a big fan of the battery candles. My sister had a fire several years ago on Christmas from a votive and I have been a convert ever since. I also like the way they go on and off by themselves each day! :) Thanks for the sweet words!

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  6. Kim, That is truly lovely and just what we need to welcome spring!

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    1. Thanks Susie! It is pretty and pastel, which is unusual for me, but sometimes a change is fun! :)

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  7. That's so pretty! I have an affinity for clear glass containers. When they are clean and shiny they are just so pretty...especially with pink tulips and a candle. :)

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    1. Thanks Stacey! I like glass, too....but only when it's clean, like you said! I also love silver, like that platter you have in your kitchen! I have one silver piece, it's a Nambe bowl from my wedding, but I really would like a platter to compliment my glass!

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  8. Hi Kim, I love it! Yes I can't wait for spring and this will be so nice anywhere in the house. Hope you had a nice birthday. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!
    Julie

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    1. Thanks Julie...it has been such a long winter!

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  9. And pink tulips are my favorite. Well...Pink Impression Tulips and pink lily flowering tulips and pink parrot tulips...actually. Not that I am particular or anything. ;)
    I love your sweet centerpiece, Kim!!! You are too clever!

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    1. Diane, a girl has a right to be choosy! ;) Thanks for the sweet comment!

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  10. Can you tell your viewers where you got your glass hurricane for this project??

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    1. This particular hurricane was a Marshall's find. It was $5.99. Hope that helps!

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