simple paper hurricane cover

I've finally come to the realization that I have a thing for paper lamps. I had to go through some old photos and I came across this really simple project that didn't make it into the book. It's super easy and it dresses up a glass hurricane in minutes.

When I have too much to do, simple projects like this one satisfy my hands-on craving. I don't know about you but if I go to many days in a row without making or designing something I don't quite feel like myself.

- 2 sheets of letter-sized office paper (height is determined by the glass hurricane that you have)
- ruler
- craft knife or scissors
- glue stick
- cylindrical glass hurricane (mine is 4" wide)

How to:
1. Cut 10 strips that are 2" x 11".

2. Attach strips to one another by adding glue along 1/4" the long side of each strip.

3. Attach all 10 strips to one another (forming a cylinder) and wait for the glue to dry.

4. Slide the paper cylinder over the glass hurricane. Done!

TIP - Make it a recyclable project by using one of those countless of meaningless junk mail letters or a misprint of your own. The typography will give the cover a distinctive look.


  1. Really pretty and so easy - thanks Patricia!

  2. You have been posting a lot these past few days and I really like it. Yours is probably my favorite blog that I follow.

  3. Thanks for sharing the tutorial! I love this!

  4. great idea! great way to soften up a candle!! thanks

  5. How pretty! Perfect for this time of year. Thanks so much for the great idea, I'll be linking.