How to Make a Pottery Barn Double Wall Hurricane KnockOff

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Shortest.. Post.. Ever.  I feel silly even making this into a tutorial.  I just posted my Pottery Barn Mercury Glass Pumpkin KnockOff, and I guess I could have combined the two into one post, but this little guy deserves love all its own.  Consider this to be a “PS” to the previous post.

Pottery Barn sells a Double Wall Hurricane.  It’s pretty sweet.  Like the song.  “Here I am… bow-now, bow-now-now.  Rock you like a hurricaaane.  Come on, comeoncomeon!”

Pretty sweet.  But dang, pricey at $50.  So I took an old Pier 1 hurricane I had at home and inserted a glass cylinder I found at Dollar Tree for… err, a dollar.  (PS.  Dollar Tree?  Oh man.  I wrongly assumed that the store was only filled with toys laden with lead paint and ozone-diminishing toothpaste.  They’ve got some gems there.  They do.)

So, I stuck the cylinder in the hurricane, added a pillar candle, some cinnamon sticks, and branches.  And, voila.

Hmm?  Thoughts?

I’m a little concerned that the cinnamon sticks look like a) pretzels, b) small cigars, or c) joints.  I don’t know.  I don’t smoke pot.  I leave that entirely up to those high schoolers that ride their bicycles through the Dunkin Donuts drive-thru.  And 1/3 of the population of Rhode Island.

But here, together with its PB knockoff siblings.

They’re buds.   Just like you and me.  Minus spray paint fumes… maybe.

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  • Reply How to Make a Pottery Barn Mercury Pumpkin KnockOff | nice girl notes August 24, 2010 at 1:15 am

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  • Reply Steph August 24, 2010 at 1:29 am

    Looks beautiful! Better than the original, I’m serious.

    And I think pretzels would be just fine. Just pour some melted cheese into the middle cylinder instead of a candle…fondue pot!

    • Reply Roo August 24, 2010 at 8:59 am

      Stop it, really? And ohhhhh fondue. I love fondue. There’s an awesome restaurant close by that does peanut butter chocolate fondue with all sorts of amazing stuff to dip into it. Mmmm.

  • Reply Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal August 24, 2010 at 8:18 am

    Oh, I love your joints/cinnamon sticks. I think they look great and I love doing the double wall candle holder. I’ve done it with shells. Yours makes me want Fall here even sooner. I’m sure it smells wonderful too. I must get some for my jars!

    • Reply Roo August 24, 2010 at 9:00 am

      Oooh, shells. Great idea for summer. Glad you like my drug paraphernalia. Very glad. :)

  • Reply Pam @ diy Design Fanatic August 24, 2010 at 8:44 am

    I love your Pottery Barn knock off hurricane … and your sense of humor! :)

    • Reply Roo August 24, 2010 at 9:00 am

      Aw, Pam! Thanks and thanks! :)

  • Reply Sunday August 24, 2010 at 11:36 am

    Now THIS is the kind of tutorial I need!
    I always drool over the Pottery Barn catalogs but I know that short of winning the lottery there is no way I can afford anything in there!


    • Reply Roo August 24, 2010 at 1:17 pm

      Sunday, I’m so glad you like it. I do love the PB, and I definitely love seeing knockoffs. Check out The CSI Project today – lots of people are posting PB knockoffs. :)

      Unless of course you found from that site. Then disregard. :P

  • Reply Humble Housekeeping August 24, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    These look great! I would have never thought of putting one of those dollar glass candles inside another hurricane…so much cheaper than buying pillar candles!!

    • Reply Roo August 24, 2010 at 1:18 pm

      It was soooo cheap and easy. I just popped it right in, but you could probably use Gorilla Glue to make it permanent.

  • Reply April August 24, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    I love it! I thought about doing something similar, but haven’t gotten around to it yet. Thanks for commenting on my blog!

    • Reply Roo August 24, 2010 at 7:33 pm

      April, I’m so glad you like it!

  • Reply Karen August 24, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    I will be making a copy-cat of this one! I love it. I am on the hunt for my glass cylinders. HA!

    • Reply Roo August 24, 2010 at 7:33 pm

      Ha, Karen. Seriously, find a Dollar Tree in your area. :)

  • Reply Amanda @ Serenity Now August 24, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Oo—very pretty! Love the cinnamon sticks. :) Thanks for the visit!

    • Reply Roo August 24, 2010 at 10:45 pm

      You mean… pretzel sticks? :P

  • Reply Joy August 24, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    I love your Pottery Barn knock off and the fall colors!

    • Reply Roo August 24, 2010 at 10:49 pm

      Thanks, Joy!

  • Reply Jenn August 24, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Ahhhh…you’ve done it again!! I absolutely love this! PB is one of my favs, but not my checking account’s! These are absolutely fabulous…I feel inspired :o)

    • Reply Roo August 24, 2010 at 10:49 pm

      Yeahhh Jenn, I’m glad you’re inspired. :)

  • Reply Sarah August 24, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Hmmmm, I had one of those hurricane things once but then I gave it to my mom because I didn’t have a use for it.

    Do you think it’s too late to do a take-back?

    Love yours! They make me want to speed to Homesense right this second to get some fall-ish stuff before it’s all sold out next weekend.


    • Reply Roo August 24, 2010 at 11:20 pm

      Unless she called no takesies-backsies, I think you’re good! :)

  • Reply Liz August 24, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    Hi – stopping by from SITS to see your site. I know you said you are a newer blogger, but you sure seem to have found your place here. I love this site and I’m also LOVING your cartoons. Thanks for for the great tutorials :)

    • Reply Roo August 24, 2010 at 11:22 pm

      Hey Liz.. I am enjoying it so far… it’s a fun outlet for me. I’m glad you like it!! Hopefully I’ll come up with another cartoon soon. :)

  • Reply Bev @ FlamingoToes.com August 25, 2010 at 12:15 am

    Ok – you totally kicked PB butt on these!! Love the little silver pumpkins and the hurricanes. So seasonal and stylish.
    And my goodness – your followers are just exploding. Woohoo! Look at all those people with good taste. ;)

    • Reply Roo August 25, 2010 at 1:14 pm

      Yayyy Bev! I’m glad you like them. I don’t know about exploding. I checked my stats recently and noticed that there are exponentially MORE first time visitors than repeat visitors. So, the question begs to be asked.. do they just not like me? Wahhh. :P Or is it because I’m new so people haven’t had a chance to come back? Yeah, let’s go with that.

  • Reply Nikki August 25, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    LOVE it! Simple & Cheap…my 2 fav qualities! ;)
    Thanks so much for linking up to gettin’ crafty on hump day! :)

    • Reply Roo August 25, 2010 at 8:41 pm

      Hey, Nikki. You’re very welcome. Thanks for hosting! :)

  • Reply Julie@Inspired by you August 26, 2010 at 8:07 am

    It turned out great! I am so ready to decorate for fall!

    • Reply Roo August 28, 2010 at 12:58 am

      Thanks, Julie! Me too. It’s actually pretty brisk tonight; I love it!

  • Reply Burly August 27, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    You are rocking it…like a HURRICANE!
    Burly suggestion, grape vine garland on the bottoms and steep that cinanaminamin in a pot of boiling water, about 2 cups. When you’re down to a cup remove the cinanaminamin and toss in a cup of sugar. Once dissolved, remove from heat and let cool. You now got some yummy syrup for your coffee. I know a musician who likes the cinnamon coffee.

    Oh and just use a little of the wax from the candle to make it stay in place.


    • Reply Roo August 28, 2010 at 12:59 am

      Burly, I love the garland idea. that cinnananim syrup sounds bomb. I know a musician like that, too!

      Get ready for your cartoon caricature. That day doth approach.

  • Reply Nancy September 10, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    I love your site! I’m a new follower (stalker). The pumpkins look fabulous and I love the idea! The hurricane is a simple do but I never thought of doing that so Yeah!!! I love them too!

    • Reply Roo November 7, 2010 at 9:28 pm

      Heyyy thanks Nancy! :D

  • Reply Pottery Barn Kids Knockoff: little owl | {NiceGirlNotes} November 7, 2010 at 7:54 pm

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  • Reply Amanda February 18, 2011 at 12:23 pm

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  • Reply Doreen @ Redesign by Grace March 30, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    These are beautiful! And, not to worry, the cinnamon looks like cinnamon.

  • Reply Julie M. May 15, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    I love this!! :] I did something VERY similar for my wedding. We had one of these on each table, with a candle in the center, filled with leaves/twigs etc. I believe all of the supplies came from the dollar tree. You’re right, they do have gems there!! :]

  • Reply Amy Inman September 1, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Love these. And your descriptions made my day! Keep going, girl!

  • Reply Marcia September 12, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    I love what you did. I see thing I like but not the pricw I want to pay so I either make it myself or find a substitute item. I went to Michaels arts and crafts store with a 50% off coupon and purchased a hurricane similar to one of the ones you see in the Pottery Barn catalogue. I got it for 12 bucks I was thrilled. Now I change out the candle and decor according to the season or occassion.

  • Reply Dianne March 22, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Luv this….been hunting around for centerpiece ideas for my daughter’s wedding in October….think this fits the bill perfectly. I also love the silver pumpkins. hmmmm, what to do?

  • Reply Pottery Barn Kids Knockoff: little owl March 28, 2013 at 10:18 pm

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