Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Candy Cane Hurricane

Here's a fun, easy and inexpensive project for the holidays.  I have realized that I have grown tired of my holiday decorations.  I use the same stuff year after year.  Ugh.  Last year, I didn't even want to get my decorations out. I let my daughters get the house ready for the holidays!  Oh and they did a great job!  But it made me think - I need something new.  But I don't want to spend a fortune.  So, I strolled through my local dollar store to get inspired.  I decided to make a hurricane (I've seen them all over the web) but I added my own twist.  Here's what I used -

I found everything at the dollar store (except the E-6000 adhesive - which I picked up at Michael's).  I simply glued the hurricane on to the candle stick -

Then, I taped off stripes with painters tape -

And gave it a few light coats of Rustoleum White Gloss spray paint.  I filled it with the dollar store 'filler' -

Of course, I will definitely fill it with red M&M's when we get closer to Christmas...yum.

So, a cute little decoration for the holidays - for just a couple bucks.  Yay!

I've shared this project here -

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