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Ideas for Hurricane Vases

Mrunal Belvalkar
A hurricane is a kind of vase that has a large flat bottom and a tall curvy body. There are a lot of interesting things you can do with a hurricane vase. Find out some of them in this story.
Many people are rather fond of decorating their homes. They try to mix and blend different styles in their homes. It is all about the look and feel of the room in the end; whether you come up with your own ideas or go by the book and use tried and tested ideas to decorate your house is immaterial.
If you are one of those people, who like to embellish their houses in beautiful and creative ways, you have landed on the right page!
A hurricane vase is typically a tall glass vase that has a wide mouth, a narrow neck and a large round bottom with a large flat base. A hurricane vase is used by many home decorators and interior designers to beautify different rooms and places.
Here are a few creative hurricane vase ideas that you can try to decorate your home with. They are bound to be noticed by family and friends alike!

Out-of-the-Box Hurricane Vase Ideas

Floating Candles

Floating candles in a hurricane vase look really charming. They can create a soft and romantic ambiance without you having to do much than light a candle!
An important thing to take care of while making a floating candle hurricane vase is to add just the right amount of water to make the candle float. Also make sure the candle is big enough to last an entire evening, or for as much time as you plan to leave it burning. You can add a few drops of ink to the water and color it.
A floating candle hurricane vase would be a great idea for a date at your place. Add some rose petals to the water as well; roses and candle just go so well together.

Fish Jar

If you have always wanted to have an aquarium but have never had the time to really maintain and keep one, a fish bowl will be a good option for you.
But why not add a special twist and host your fish in a hurricane vase instead? The best part is that the vase is tall and hence needs little space. A hurricane vase fish jar will look good hoisted on a shelf. A small goldfish and a small neon damselfish will look pretty in a hurricane vase fish jar. Just make sure you don't knock it down accidentally!

Stained Glass Lamp Shade

A bit of drilling and glass cutting, and the result is satisfying. You can make a wall-mounted lamp shade using a hurricane vase. Use glass paint to draw elaborate multicolored designs on the vase, and you have your own stained glass wall-mounted lamp ready.
It looks really pretty, especially if you are going to use yellow light bulbs inside the lamp. However, make sure there are not too many of them in a room, or the room may not be sufficiently lit. Just one or two strategically placed lamps will do the trick.

On The Table

A hurricane vase as a centerpiece is also a nice idea. The most common way people use a hurricane vase as a centerpiece is by turning it into a flower vase. It indeed looks nice. However, it is a very common idea, don't you agree?
An alternative idea would be to use a shorter hurricane vase (or simply one that is small) and pour water in it. Now add cut flowers in the vase, but not before you completely cut off the stalk of the flower. The flowers float in the vase and look beautiful. If you want, you can add many small flowers, or just a single flower (like an orchid or a Gerbera).

Stones and Pebbles

For those who like collecting stones of different colors, shapes and sizes, this idea will sound rather appealing! You can fill a hurricane vase with beautiful and colorful stones. You may add semi-precious stones if you want to.
This can be a good practice with respect to crystal healing. To add a special touch, you may fill the vase with water. The stones will look bigger and brighter in water. Also they will stay clean and will not collect dust.
Such a hurricane vase can also be used as a centerpiece for a table. In such a case, you may even add a flower to the vase, and then place a garland of the same flower around the vase on the table.

Water Photo Frame

Here is how you can make a water photo frame using a hurricane vase. Fill about ⅓ of the hurricane vase with aquarium sand (preferably multicolored).
Now get the picture you want to add to your water photo frame and enclose it in a plastic bag. Wrap it properly so that no water can enter inside. Alternatively, you may get the picture laminated and then trim off the extra plastic on the ends.
Insert the picture into the sand so that it is held firmly. Now, gently pour water into the hurricane vase, and voila! Your water photo frame is ready!


Make sure you do not put too many elements into a single hurricane vase. Since it is essentially tall (rather than being flat and/or broad), there is very little room inside. The vase should not look crowded, or too filled. Try to balance the different elements in such a way that the final product looks unique, elegant, charming and still simple.
Hurricane vases can be used in more interesting ways than the ones mentioned. However, just experiment with these ideas, and you may come up with even better ones, who knows?