Every change of season means a new opportunity to explore gorgeous seasonal home decor projects. Snowy and quaint scenes are always popular for the colder months, and one of our favorites from previous years is our two-dimensional papercut winter village. This year we were inspired to try something new by adapting the design into a gorgeous decal for making a DIY hurricane lamp. Pair this easy winter home decor with some papercut Christmas art for the ultimate festive display!
The first step in making your DIY hurricane lamp is finding your hurricane. We found our simple glass one on sale at West Elm. Lucky us! Next, download the SVG file below to use with your cutting machine, or find our PDF winter village if you are cutting by hand. You can cut this design onto vinyl to apply to your hurricane, but we decided to use window cling. That way we can easily remove it once we want to transition into spring. To dress up our DIY hurricane lamp, we added a couple sheets of vellum to the inside of the glass for a frosty look. Then we stuck some twinkling string lights into the hurricane and the scene came to life!
The best part about this project is being able to play around with styling. You can fill the hurricane with pretty ornaments, different colored lights, flameless candles or anything else that comes to mind! A snowy white color palette is classic for Christmas, but you can also try out different colors to change it up. If you’re feeling inspired by making a DIY hurricane lamp, head over to our Christmas section for more fun projects! Find our membership page to join our crafting community, or leave a comment telling us what you would like to see on the website next! Enjoy ~ Lia and the Team
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- Cut the design using our SVG cut file, or with scissors from white window cling material.
- Clean the surface of your glass hurricane (make sure it’s dry before you apply the window cling).
- Place the village window cling along the bottom of the glass and wrap around hurricane.
- Place snowflakes by hand.
- Add fairy lights or an LED candle to light from the inside; add vellum paper for a frosted look!