rustic glass hurricane project

rustic glass hurricane project

I am slowly recovering from my shoulder injury. I spoke about it here, the short story is I tore my rotary cuff. I have been given steroids to help the swelling while I rest it. I was seeing great improvements, but the pain is coming back once I introduced some movement and use back. Who knows how it will go, I am getting tired of this. I have never been a patient person, or one to sit and watch. I have had to do a lot of that right now. Grrrr!. Anyways, you all are not here to hear of my bum shoulder. You are here for the DIY warrior pretty stuff. I am sharing a quick and easy way to dress up glass hurricanes.

Using rope, a towel, glass hurricane and a candle. I am going to dress up the glass hurricane.
Stuff the towel down into the center of the glass. Scrunching it into itself a little.
Take the rope and lay it on the bottom. Then wrap the rope around the towel, going row by row.
I wrapped the rope around to go above the towel. This way the rope is covering my not so
fancy dish towel.


I put the rope up, It covered the towel, all was good.
Except it was not, because things cant be too simple. I set the candle in and the towel was still seen. I tried roping more rope around it but it just got a little too rope-erific. Yes, that is a word. It is here at Our house now a home, I am going with it. I was stuck, ready to scratch this project. Then it hit me….
Rocks! I have a lot of rocks, from our trips, from stores, from my little Gavin and his obsession with them. So I set them around the base of the candle and it covered up the dish towel wonderfully.
See, nice and covered. This glass hurricane has been roped, rocked, and turned into a rustic glass hurricane. The nice thing about this is that the rope is not connected to the glass. So all of it can be removed and changed. I change these glass hurricanes ALL THE TIME. So I cannot have anything be permanently attached to these. Too much commitment for me.
This is how I improved and updated my coffee table after I took down all of the Christmas decor. I added more rocks, acorns, and yarn balls. I also added a wood piece I made last year. Here is the full tutorial. It adds some great pops of color to the otherwise calm and neutral colors I have going on for the coffee table.
This glass hurricane update is simple and easy. Just what I need after my shoulder issue. I think also just the stress and overwhelming nature of holidays, and the home decor during the holidays. I am going towards a clean, crisp, less cluttered, neutral, and rustic look. I am excited to see how this slight transition changes the look of my home. Yes, I realize being excited about how my home decorating style is changing makes me a complete decorating nerd. It is ok, you guys are my peeps. You feel the same way. We can let our decorating nerd flag fly! Ok, this pain medicine is making me loopy, time to call it a day.
How is your week looking? Have things gotten back into a routine for you all?
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  1. Using the towel was clever and adding the rocks was a great solution. I've never thought to put the rope on inside of the glass. I like it a lot that way. Hope you're feeling better soon.

    • The towel was the easiest way I could come up with to allow the rope to lay flat. I wanted to do it on the inside so I could change it up if I wanted. I am feeling a little better, thank you!

  2. Things are back to routine but not digging this cold weather :). The glass hurricane medley you have here looks nice on your coffee table. Take it easy and hope you feel better soon!

  3. I've done rope on the outside, but never the inside of a vase–what a good idea!

  4. This is awesome! What a great idea! I'll definitely be doing this. 🙂

  5. Love how you put the rope inside the glass vase. These would look beautiful in our beach themed guest bedroom. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday!

  6. I'm beginning to think that the simplest projects are the best. This collection of hurricanes looks fantastic on your coffee table and it looks so easy to do! It is a lovely mix of textures and is right up my alley!

    • Thank you Jamie, it is always the simplest projects that surprise me. I finish them in a blink and them am surprised I have not done it a whole lot sooner. I love my glass hurricanes and change them all the time. Thank you for your sweet words, I am happy to have you here!

  7. This is so cute and so versatile! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Talented Tuesdays. I hope you join us again next week!

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