Our 6 x 8in and 6 x 12in glass vases turn into handsome leather-trimmed hurricanes with this DIY idea from the November issue of Martha Stewart Living
. "This take on a pared-down Scandinavian scene (no flowers necessary) gets its warmth from raw linen and the glow of beeswax candles. An informal arrangement of mottled gourds, leather-trimmed hurricane lanterns and whole nuts ready for the cracking makes a casually gorgeous centerpiece... To fill your dining room with golden light, group leather-trimmed lanterns holding beeswax pillars. A trio of varied heights is handsome enough to stand in for a flower arrangement, and comes together in minutes from basic materials: leather strips, brass fasteners and glass hurricanes. Note: The handles are decorative, not for lifting the lantern, and should be angled away from the candles' heat.
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