Williams Sonoma Inspired Dollar Tree Hurricane Vases That Won’t Cost as Much as Your Mortgage

So one of my “things” that I like to do is to find items in catalogs or really expensive stores and make them similar only using inexpensive materials.
My first transformation was an idea I got from another blogger named Melissa eons ago.
She saw a picture in a Williams Sonoma catalog: a cool glass hurricane.

For the hurricane alone…$68.00….
Yes, that is American dollars. 

So anyway, she showed her readers how to make a similar looking fall display with only supplies from the Dollar Tree.
Not Dollar General DOLLAR TREE because there is a BIG difference between these two stores.

Dollar Tree = every single item is $1.00.  
Dollar General = one or two items in each aisle may, quite possibly be a dollar but most of the stuff is between $2.50-$5.00.

So here is what I got at the Dollar Tree:

two candlesticks total= $2.00
two candlesticks
total= $2.00 
two prayer candles total= $2.00
two prayer candles
total= $2.00 
two glass vases total= $2.00
two glass vases
total= $2.00 

You glue the candle sticks to the base of each vase.
Of course I don’t have a picture of the actual event because my dear friend Rebecca was over and she helped me and oh by the way, I have a double ear infection, so there’s that.
Anyway, we used a strong epoxy type glue that I found in Mike’s tool box and she used a toothpick to put the glue around the rim of the candlestick.
She then centered the vase onto the candlestick and let it dry to hold.

 

We left it in the garage overnight to dry as the smell was a little too harsh for indoors.
Thanks again Rebecca, it looks so good!

 

Now it doesn't look exactly like the Williams Sonoma one but for $6.00 it looks pretty great.

 

Now it doesn’t look exactly like the Williams Sonoma one but for $6.00 it looks pretty great.

Go here to see some of my favorite Dollar Tree creations!

3 thoughts on “Williams Sonoma Inspired Dollar Tree Hurricane Vases That Won’t Cost as Much as Your Mortgage

  1. Kari

    Melissa- do you want to keep one of the extras we are making for the sale for you?? I think that should be a perk, dontcha think? 🙂
    Rebecca- thanks, I couldnt have done it without you, now if we could only etch the glass…hmmm, maybe next weeks project?? 🙂