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DIY Decorative Hurricane Lamp

This decorative hurricane lamp is so easy to make with dollar store materials, or items you already have at home. It is easy to customize for every season throughout the year.

Decorative Hurricane Lamp

All of my items (except for the E6000 glue) were recently bought at Dollar Tree. Which means the entire project cost $5 at the most.

You could source the items from thrift stores or garage sales. Or go through your cabinets and find things that you could repurpose.

I bought the pinecones at the dollar store, however, you can also source these yourself in your yard or in the woods.

Decorative Hurricane Lamp with Pinecones and Tree Branches

Or fill the base with other types of decorative items, including:

  • Small ornaments
  • Holly and berries
  • Potpourri
  • Confetti
  • Easter eggs
  • Flowers
  • Seashells
DIY Hurricane Lamp from dollar store supplies

You might also like my Christmas Mason jar lanterns or this cute moss terrarium in an IKEA lantern.

Be sure to Pin This project to a DIY or Christmas crafts board to save for later!

How to Make a Hurricane Lamp (Dollar Store craft)


  • Black plate
  • Glass bowl
  • Bag of pinecones (or other fill)
  • Hurricane candle holder or vase
  • E6000 glue
  • Tall, wide candle (I chose a battery operated candle)
black plate and glass bowls with pinecones supplies


Clean the glass and plate thoroughly and let dry.

Glue the bottom of the glass bowl to the bottom of the hurricane candle holder.

E6000 glue on bottom of vase
glass vase and glass bowl glued together for a hurricane lamp

Allow to dry overnight.

Place the pine cones on the black plate and cover with a bowl or vase.

*Helpful hint: You could also fill turn the hurricane lamp upside down and fill the bowl with what you’d like. Then, place the plate on top. Holding both side together, flip the hurricane lamp over to be right side up.

black plate of pinecones with glass hurricane lamp in background
DIY Hurricane glass Lamp over black plate filled with Pinecones

You could glue to the bowl to the plate but I didn’t want to, so that I could change out the pinecones to something else seasonal. It’s up to you and if you think the glass lamp will be accidentally knocked off the base.

Add a candle in the open vase part. I only suggest using a battery operated candle for this craft.

candle in Christmas Decorative Hurricane Lamp Craft

I placed my hurricane lamp on a wood slab and surrounded with greenery and berries for Christmas holidays.

Want more easy dollar store crafts? Check out my elegant dollar store Christmas wreath.

My tea bag Christmas tree can also be made with dollar store materials.

This snowglobe candle pedestal is made in a very similar way. Just glue it together, too!

And for a candle holder that works all year round, you’ll love this farmhouse-style candle holder made with wooden game pieces from The Dollar Tree.