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Easy Harvest Hurricanes

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The warm, inviting glow of a candle creates a welcoming atmosphere for the holidays, and these Easy Harvest Hurricanes are lovely fall decorating ideas that can help create that environment. Once you learn how to dress up a few ordinary candles, you will feel satisfied with the results. As the leaves start changing and the weather gets cooler, try these candle decorating ideas and sit back with a hot cup of cider to enjoy them. Easy Harvest Hurricanes will give your home an autumnal makeover.

Easy Harvest Hurricanes

Materials:

  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint - Chipotle
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint - Japanese Maple
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint - Chestnut Brown
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface Metallic Acrylic Craft Paint - Gold
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface Metallic Acrylic Craft Paint - Yellow Gold
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface Metallic Acrylic Craft Paint - Copper
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Spray Paint Kit-Gloss Finish
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Foam Pouncers Set - 6pc
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Four Seasons Laser-Cut Stencils
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Stencil Tape
  • Glass hurricanes
  • Kraft paper
  • Craft knife
  • Paint palette

Instructions:

  1. Clean hurricanes with glass cleaner.
     
  2. Apply Stencil Tape around bases and tops of hurricanes to frame areas for bands of metallic color. Cover all areas you do not wish to paint with kraft paper.
     
  3. Follow Gloss Spray Kit instructions to mix a metallic color with the gloss enamel medium. Apply 3 to 4 thin even coats onto hurricanes. Let dry completely between coats. Repeat on all hurricanes, alternating metallic colors.  Let dry then carefully remove tape and kraft paper.
     
  4. Position stencils on hurricane, secure in place with Stencil Tape. Pour a small amount of each paint color in palette. Lightly load Foam Pouncer with a single paint color then dab over openings in stencil. Apply a second coat of paint if necessary. Remove stencils and let paint dry. Reposition stencils and apply paint to complete your design. Work with one paint color at a time and let paint dry before layering designs or colors.
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