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Star-Punched Paper Hurricanes

Hurricane vases and votive candle holders are wrapped in star-punched paper -- an easy way to suffuse your party with warmth.


  • Template
  • Decorative paper
  • Hurricane vase
  • Large sponge
  • Awl, T pin, or thumbtack
  • Japanese hole punch
  • Double-sided tape


  1. Step 1

    Download template, and print to desired size.

  2. Step 2

    Cut decorative paper so it's flush with the top of hurricane vase and the paper ends overlap by about 1/2 inch.

  3. Step 3

    Lay template on top of decorative paper, then place both on top of dry sponge. Use awl to transfer the pattern.

  4. Step 4

    Following the pattern, punch decorative paper with Japanese hole punch.

  5. Step 5

    Wrap paper around hurricane vase, and secure with tape.

Martha Stewart Living, December 2009

Reviews (1)

  • PrincessAngel 25 Nov, 2013

    Really cute I think a pennant banner would have really made this setting pop!! Check out my etsy shop to see how I could customize your own banner Check it out!!