Candy Cane Hurricane Candle

December 11, 2014



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So I have these flameless candles and I use them all year long.  I love the ambiance that candle glow adds to a room, but I am not really a fan of fire. I also like to doll up my candles with embellishments and a real flame limits what I am safely able to do to dress those waxy accessories up.

The remote control or timer versions let me get really crazy with my adornments without having to remove the candle and disturb my display to turn them on and off. Win ~ win!

My latest creation is equal parts holiday decor and candy dish! I simply put a small hurricane inside a big one and hang candy canes on the edge of the smaller one.

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It looks very festive and tastes great, too! I've had to keep an extra box of candy canes hidden as back up, because people keep snacking on my centerpiece, but that's ok! It's Christmas, after all ~ the whole holiday should be made of sweet treats and fun!

I wonder if the same thing would happen at Easter if I lined the hurricanes with carrots?

Yeah...probably not.

Merry Christmas!


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46 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful. I am also not a fan of candles...since we have 3 children under the age of 6. We do have some of the battery operated ones. Great idea

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  2. Meanwhile I like your little funny little cup too :)

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  3. I LOVE that cup too, Deb! It's a little votive holder and I picked him up at a yard sale for a dime!! :)

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  4. Thank you Daniela! It was so nice of you to pop by! I agree with the kids, these are the safest way to go! Happy Holidays!

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  5. That's really cute! I might be the last one to not have remote control candles. Where do you get them? I think those would make great gifts too.

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  6. Stacey, I just bought the remote ones recently! I actually got them at Bed, Bath and Beyond with a coupon. My sister bought hers at Costco. I love them and yes, great gifts! :)

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  7. Such a creative idea Kimmie! Never knew there were remote controlled candles! xo Jen

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  8. Neither did I, Jen ~ my big sister showed me! She's my decorating mentor!! :)

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  9. Kim, such a festive idea on the Candy Cane Hurricane Candle. Plus, I like the cute mug

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  10. My home is filled with these candles and the glow is great because it's safe, saves electricity and you can fall asleep with them on! I have some on my mantle and it's fun to watch them at night. But I love what you did with the candy canes!

    The weekend has begun and I can't wait. Next week is just finals and then I have two weeks off and I AM HAPPY!

    Enjoy your weekend, Kim! Anita

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  11. Winter nights just need light ... whether in Christmas colors, or a nice, soft white. Great idea, especially when you're like me and want candy handy through the house :)

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  12. Very nice and quick to put together. I haven't gotten any of those candles yet but they sure look to be realistic looking and so safe.

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  13. Great idea . . . Festive, easy, inexpensive, edible too . . .
    I did my mantle this year with battery tea lights, certainly helps the stress level, no fire worries!

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  14. Oh it's a super cute idea Kim! I love those candles too. I have two of them on my basement mantle. I wasn't as creative as you. I just put them in hurricanes with some faux snow. Love how I can turn them on with that sweet remote!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  15. Remote control candles??? What will they think of next??

    Hey I was at large DollarTree the other day and saw tons of red/white decorator wrapping paper. Thought of you right a way. :-)

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  16. Kim, pretty! I too have a flameless, I used all year. I fill a glass jar with peppermint next to it.

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  17. Thanks Sue! It's super easy...and pretty tasty, too!! Thanks for the comment! :)

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  18. We have two full weeks off, too Anita! I am thrill about it, too!! I hope you are enjoying the weekend and your candle glow!

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  19. Even the gorgeous candle glow is more appealing with candy, Cheryl! Yum! ;)

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  20. Thanks Lorri! It was so easy and I do love those candles. If I forget to turn them off, it's no big deal and I don't have to worry about the kids with them! Plus, and best of all, I can decorate them without being concerned about the flame.

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  21. AND...I bet your mantle looks just beautiful, too Lynne! :)

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  22. Well, that sounds equally as pretty Jann...I love faux snow! Those remotes are fun, aren't they, Jann? Thanks for the visit!!

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  23. Ah...the dollar store paper would be in my Christmas crafting budget, Nancy!! :)

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  24. Candles and candy seem to be a great combination, Marcy! ;) Hope it's a great weekend!!

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  25. The candy canes are the perfect touch! I like lots of red and white in my holiday decor too! Happy holidays, Diane

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  26. Thanks Diane! Happy holidays to you! I like those candy canes a lot! I am crazy about red and white in general, too!! :)

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  27. That looks so pretty and festive Kim. Enjoy the holidays. Christmas will soon be here. Have a nice week.
    Julie

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  28. You are a genius, my friend, and a very funny one, at that! Your candy cane hurricane candle is TOO cute, and should be the illustration of the phrase 'eye candy' in the dictionary!

    Have a wonderful week!

    Poppy

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  29. Oh sweet Kim, I am in another hurry to get off to school but I am reading the comments on my post, and when I read yours, I was so touched. You mean, your family also listened to the music and the words? HOW LOVELY! Thank you for sharing that, because sometimes, one feels as if what they create means nothing, and sometimes that may be true. But every so often, one does strike a chord with another soul. HAVE A SUPER DAY! Anita

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  30. This is GREAT!!! I use my candle set up like that year around, and everyone loves it. My favorites are conversation hearts for Valentines, jelly beans for Easter (the pastel colored ones), and candy corn for fall. Dear grandy made her family one with un-popped popcorn around the candle this fall...too cute!

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  31. I need to look into the candles. We eat by candlelight each night, but I am finding it more and more difficult to find candles in the colors I want at a reasonable price. Pier One had no taper candles and they said they were phasing them out.

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  32. Really, phasing them out? I still think they're is nothing like a real taper candle burning on a dinner table!

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  33. I love this idea, too J...and now you have just given me an idea for almost every season! Thanks!! <3

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  34. I played the music, Anita and everyone gathered around to hear what it was and then I read your poem aloud. You have new fans for sure! :)

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  35. Thank you for your tasty description, Poppy!! :) I'll take it!

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  36. The days are just flying by, Julie, you are so right! I am trying to enjoy every moment and I hope you are able to, as well!! :)

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  37. What a pretty and sweet idea. Love it! Oh and are you kidding me? Those candles have a remote? How awesome is that. Where on earth did you find them? Would love to get my hands on some. Love, love, love candles too.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ♥Ana

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  38. What a fun and pretty idea, Kim! Love it! Merry Christmas!

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  39. Oh, that is so awesome, KIM!!!

    Thanks to all! Enjoy a lovely evening; it is cold here and snowing! Anita

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  40. This is such a clever idea! I've never tried these flameless candles but I love the thought of being able to decorate for the season using this candle. Thanks for this great idea.

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  41. I'm glad I could inspire you, Susan! Thanks so much for leaving a comment! Happy Holidays!

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  42. Thank you MariaElena! The kids love snacks, I love candles...perfect match! ;) Merry Christmas to you!

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  43. Hi Ana! I found the candles at Bed, Bath and Beyond, I used a coupon, too! ;) I have actually seen them at other stores, too, but the price at BB&B was best. I hope you get you get some in your stocking this year! Ho Ho Ho!!

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  44. Snow is the best decor accessory for Christmas, isn't it, Anita? Enjoy!!

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  45. What a cute idea, my friend! Festive and fun. Well done! ~ Nancy

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  46. It turned out to be a more expensive project than I thought it would be...everyone keeps munching on my centerpiece! ;)

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