Post # 1
I am having a problem finding the right vase,
I need something tall, wide, and an indent to tie a piece of ribbion at the top.
A hurricane shade is the only thing I can find for under $8 a piece, and I have no idea how to use them, I am guessing with a candle you would need a base? I really don’t want to have one, but is that my only option, and can you buy those cheap?
Post # 3
I’m not sure that I understand what you are looking for. How many do you need?
Are you looking for a vase to surround a candle or put a candle in that you can tie ribbon around the top?
You really don’t need an indent for the ribbon. You can wrap it around a cylinder vase, put a dab of hot glue on the underside of the ribbon to ensure that it doesn’t slip down the vase, then just hot glue the ends together.
Post # 4
I should have been more clear in my post. I guess my question is: What are hurricane shades used for? Would it be accepctable to put them over a candle, and is that common? What stops the candle drippings from getting on the table cloths?
I never thought of hot glueing them, I will have to play around with that-I was actually going to use a thin twine to tie around the top.
Post # 5
@wilobrook: Have you already purchased the hurricane lamps? How large are they or were you wanting them?
Post # 6
And by hurricane shade I take it you mean something like this:
Post # 7
You can use a pillar candle inside a hurricane shade without a base. Any other candle would require a votive holder or a base. They are often used with a wreath at the base.
Here’s an example (I wouldn’t use the tulle and the flower)
these ones use tapers with a base
Remember Dollar Tree has cylinder vases for $1. They are so inexpensive that you can cluster 3 -5 of them to make a great centerpiece.