Decorative Hurricane Candle Holders

Hurricane candle holders get their name from their ability to shield a candle flame from all but the stiffest passing breeze. It is thought that perhaps they originated in India, during the time when it was ruled by Britain. The “candle shades” as they were called were tall glass cylinders in which a candle or a coconut lamp could be placed. This was during the 18th century.

Hurricane Lanterns

Paraffin was less expensive than oil, therefore it became customary to put a chimney on a paraffin lamp. Natural oils were even less expensive. In 1780, Francois-Pierre Aime Argand invented a lamp with a glass chimney and a control knob to adjust the wick. The design caught on and was even translated into the classic lantern often depicted as hanging from the rafters of a ship. The adjustable knob that helped control the wick as it drew up the oil, and the glass that surrounded it helped to allow the protected light to ride out even the most wicked storms. Modern versions of these lamps are still used today as camping or survival lanterns.

Candles and Hurricane Lamp Shades

As it has become less necessary to have a hurricane lantern or lamp to light your home, candles placed within protective glass tubes or bulbs have again become popular. Candles are a little easier to store for “just in case” than lamp oil and are a little more attractive as well as usually having a better scent. But candles do tend to drip and their flame can flutter in the slightest breeze, so it is still handy to have them shielded from drafts. Therefore, hurricane candle lamps are again popular. More than that, decorative hurricane candle lamps can be an attractive part of your décor even when not needed as emergency lights. Some of them can even look as if the candle flame is floating independently above the table, while others resemble some of the fancy lamps that were introduced around the time of Queen Victoria. Hurricane candle lamps partake of some of that fanciness and introduce some kinds of ornamentation only possible with today’s technology. Here are ten examples of hurricane candle lamps for you to look at and enjoy. They are both decorative and useful. While electricity is usually reliable these days, you never know when you might need an independently powered light. It doesn’t hurt for it to be beautiful as well as useful.

Set up to work with votive candles, this little holder is perfect for personal altars or meditation
Coastal Glass Hurricane Candle Holder

Set up to work with votive candles, this little holder is perfect for personal altars or meditation spaces. The little pebbles in the base of the holder give a touch of earth while supporting the wire frame that holds the candle. The frame can be removed for cleaning or for replacing the candle.

Tall holders constructed from rough textured glass help refract light from candles. The holders are
Glass and Metal Candle Holders

Tall holders constructed from rough textured glass help refract light from candles. The holders are large enough to accommodate a three-inch pillar candle, which will be seated on a metal holder about 2/3 of the way down. Beneath the holder is space for you to personalize your hurricane candle holder with colored sand, coffee beans, or pebbles.

This is a simple glass hurricane candle holders, banded with metal. The chimneys are sufficiently
Large Glass and Metal Candle Holders

This is a simple glass hurricane candle holders, banded with metal. The chimneys are sufficiently large to accommodate a three-inch pillar candle. Brought to you from Birch Lane, the Merrimack Hurricane Candle Holder will keep drafts away from your candle flame. The understated hurricane candles can easily be used at dinner parties or in emergencies.

Rectangular pieces of glass bonded by gold colored metal create hexagonal enclosures for your tall
Elegant Gold Metal and Glass Hurricane Set

Rectangular pieces of glass bonded by gold colored metal create hexagonal enclosures for your tall candles. Designed to keep drafts away from candles, these elegant holders can easily grace your dining table as well as provide emergency lighting. The gold colored metal is really iron, so you can be assured that the frames are sturdy.

Raise the light above head level with these beautiful contemporary metal and glass hurricane candle
Contemporary Metal and Glass Hurricane Lanterns

Raise the light above head level with these beautiful contemporary metal and glass hurricane candle holders from Laurel Foundry Modern Farm House. Fashioned like the facets of a cut diamond, the open-work holder contains a hurricane glass sized for a tea-light. These lamps are good for parties and other venues where the lights need to be hung out of reach.

With a ceramic base and removable glass chimney, this hurricane lamp can accommodate a five-inch
Ceramic and Glass Lantern

With a ceramic base and removable glass chimney, this hurricane lamp can accommodate a five-inch candle. It is recommended that this Alford hurricane lamp from Birch Lane should be spot cleaned, only, and that Sterno should not be used in place of a candle. Suitable for outdoor use, such as for the patio or backyard camping.

The flared top of this Babson Park metal and glass lamp from Beachcrest Home gives an added touch
Flared Top Nautical Hurricane Candle Lamp

The flared top of this Babson Park metal and glass lamp from Beachcrest Home gives an added touch of elegance. Combine it with burlap runners and companion containers wrapped with sisal cord for a bit of sea-going flavor. Sufficiently attractive to lend romance to a dinner for two, it also has practical value as an emergency lamp.

Clear glass towers with drop-in votive candle inserts make the flames look as if they are floating.
Floating Candle Hurricanes

Clear glass towers with drop-in votive candle inserts make the flames look as if they are floating. It’s perfect for dinner parties or for the candle-in-the-window effect, or for creating an atmosphere of mystique. The drop in votive holders can be removed for cleaning or for inserting and lighting the candles. The design comes to you from Red Barrel Studio.

Wood and glass hurricane lamp will accommodate a large five-inch diameter candle. The wood base is
Wood and Glass Hurricane Lamp

Wood and glass hurricane lamp will accommodate a large five-inch diameter candle. The wood base is carved for added rustic charm. It’s an excellent lamp for those long, blustery nights when the power has gone out, or just to lend ambiance to an evening of storytelling. With the large candle, you can read or meditate well into the night.

Enjoy soft candlelight and the glitter of gold as the light sparkles off a band of honeycombed
Chauncey Hurricane Lantern

Enjoy soft candlelight and the glitter of gold as the light sparkles off a band of honeycombed decorative metal. Both practical and decorative, this traditionally shaped hurricane candle holder will keep the chill winter breezes away from your candle flame. Whether you are simply enjoying a quiet evening or riding out a storm, it will do the job.

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This is made in contemporary style glass candle holder is a perfect combination of interesting
This is made in contemporary style glass candle holder is a perfect combination of interesting design and functionality. Beautiful details of delight and make the interior gain a unique character.
With this candle holder you can achieve a vintage and rustic look in your interior, while the
With this candle holder you can achieve a vintage and rustic look in your interior, while the polished steel structure provides the highest durability and the weave design offers a unique upgrade to your setting.
Fashionable candle holder. This attractive accessory is a great choice for someone who enjoys
Fashionable candle holder. This attractive accessory is a great choice for someone who enjoys spending time by the candlelight. The holder is made from glass and features engraved dragonfly design, which will look magnificent when illuminated.
Amici Augustine Hurricane Candle Holder, Amber - Set of 2
Amici Augustine Hurricane Candle Holder, Amber - Set of 2
The set includes 3 candle holders. The holders look like decorative sphere balls and have
The set includes 3 candle holders. The holders look like decorative sphere balls and have eye-catching bases. They can be used on family events or parties to help create the atmosphere and illuminate the room.
The set includes 3 innovative candle holders. The holders are made in fashionable style and will
The set includes 3 innovative candle holders. The holders are made in fashionable style and will amaze your guests during friendly events. They will help the light illuminate the surroundings and provide a stable environment for candles.
Candle Planters.  I would use LED lights to prevent heat from killing plants...
Candle Planters. I would use LED lights to prevent heat from killing plants...
Pottery Barn Console with large hurricane candle holders, a huge gray mirror and baskets
Pottery Barn Console with large hurricane candle holders, a huge gray mirror and baskets underneath. Love this look!
Dollar store hurricanes, cause they're always so DAMN expensive!
Dollar store hurricanes, cause they're always so DAMN expensive!
Cut the bottoms off wine bottles to use for candle covers, keeps the wind from blowing them out
Cut the bottoms off wine bottles to use for candle covers, keeps the wind from blowing them out when outside
Silver candelabra and dollar store hurricane vase DIY
Silver candelabra and dollar store hurricane vase DIY
This DIY tutorial is probably one of the only places you will ever see the dollar store and the
This DIY tutorial is probably one of the only places you will ever see the dollar store and the word elegant mentioned in the same sentence
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Create beautiful arrangements in glass hurricanes: Use as decor accents and table centerpieces.
Create beautiful arrangements in glass hurricanes: Use as decor accents and table centerpieces.
UPDATED POST. Moroccan Inspired Hurricane Lanterns with updated info. like matte black paint primer
UPDATED POST. Moroccan Inspired Hurricane Lanterns with updated info. like matte black paint primer and links to Home Depot aluminum sheets. Also author of tutorial had an important note on Family Circle shoot: The only note I want to make - the magazine
Set the mood in your bedroom with these antique candle holders. Every apartment needs to have a
Set the mood in your bedroom with these antique candle holders. Every apartment needs to have a fresh scent.
Take a pretty glass container, glue bits of greenery around it, and set candles inside to combine
Take a pretty glass container, glue bits of greenery around it, and set candles inside to combine the freshness of greenery with the welcoming warmth of candlelight.
This website has a nice crystal and white tablescape...you can DIY this hurricane...use glue and
This website has a nice crystal and white tablescape...you can DIY this hurricane...use glue and glitter to place snowflakes on outside (buy a stencil if you need a pattern), fill with snow, then place another candle globe for flammability on
Dollar store hurricanes.. i might use coffee beans spray painted silver...
Dollar store hurricanes.. i might use coffee beans spray painted silver...
DIY Mercury Glass-- Made with Krylon Looking Glass Spray Paint. Ask for it at Creative Duck (17.50)
DIY Mercury Glass-- Made with Krylon Looking Glass Spray Paint. Ask for it at Creative Duck (17.50) and they have the spray bottle that create the fine mist that makes this project successful- 8.oz. spray bottle with misting top (3.89)
Make your own mercury glass! pretty for tables and eles where...
Make your own mercury glass! pretty for tables and eles where...
Love this Kaylie, can still be winter without looking like Christmas......Burlap wrapped hurricane
Love this Kaylie, can still be winter without looking like Christmas......Burlap wrapped hurricane vase turned candle holder
Cork & Candle Center Piece - love this idea...super simple & cheap!
Cork & Candle Center Piece - love this idea...super simple & cheap!
6 Ways To Decorate With Rocks - It doesn’t get any more organic and natural than to decorate with
6 Ways To Decorate With Rocks - It doesn’t get any more organic and natural than to decorate with rocks. There’s a certain zen, a certain precious, real feeling a space gets when you use nature’s creations as the focal point or ways to accessorize.
Rustic Chic Wedding Ideas.  Love the tall vase in the middle and the little lanterns and tealight
Rustic Chic Wedding Ideas. Love the tall vase in the middle and the little lanterns and tealight candles surrounding it!