When I got home I started looking for what to use and realized I did not have the hurricane I wanted so off to Walmart and there it was. I got the candle, ribbon, and charger from a wonderful store I found in Illinois called "Old Time Pottery" I just love that store. Great stuff and wonderful prices for my budget which is ...It has to be cheap! I think I paid like $15 for the whole thing including the hurricane.
Just remember to BAKE the acorns before you do anything with them. You do not want little worms coming out of them and crawling on your table. YUCK! I baked mine at 250 for like 2 hours. You probably could go higher in the temp and do a shorter time. What ever you like.
I just love it. I change the ribbon and candle depending on the season. For fall I had a cider candle with a plaid ribbon that matched. For Christmas I used the white candle and red ribbon and think it works great for Valentines Day too.
Here are some more pics for you to look at...
I hope that you like it. Super easy but very beautiful. Puts a smile on my face whenever I look at my table. :o) I am linking this post to Bluecricketdesign.net for her "Show and Tell Party." Go on over and have a look at all the great ideas. There are some real talented women over there. Have a great Wednesday. :o)