This cloche is part of my thrift store haul and cost me less than $1.00 to make. The base of the cloche is just the clear, glass plate I got for 25 cents and the cloche itself was 75 cents. I had everything else so you can see this was a CHEAP project! I knew I wanted a little nest inside so I figured out a way to make one and while it was simple, it gives me a new appreciation for the way God has gifted birds in creating these marvels!
After gathering small branches from the bushes, I put them in a piece of styrofoam and sprayed them Heirloom White.
The base was just covered with sheet moss. I cut up some sheet music and ran the strips through my crimper and then curled them around a large pencil. Now for the little nest.
I took a hunk of Spanish moss and wet it slightly. I began forming it into a disk and then began adding watered down Elmer's glue as I worked and worked it into a bowl shape. Once I did that, I pressed it down over this small jar and put a rubber band around it to hold it in it's shape. After about an hour, I removed it from the jar and voila . . .
A tiny nest. I used hot glue to put some pearls in for the "eggs" and wedged the nest into the branches.
After carefully fitting it all into the cloche, I set the cloche on the plate and added the music shreds. Nothing is "permanent" in here because I may decide to keep it out year-round and change it up for different seasons. I'll have more makeovers from my thrift hunt coming soon.
Linking to these parties this week . . .
The DIY Showoff http://diyshowoff.com/
Knick of Time Tuesday http://knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com/
Marvelous Mondays http://www.jamscorner.com/
Uncommonly Yours http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/
Cedar Hill Ranch http://cedarhillranch.blogspot.com/
Savvy Southern Style http://savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/
Ivy and Elephants http://ivyandelephants.blogspot.com/
From My Front Porch to Yours http://frommyfrontporchtoyours.blogspot.com/
The Brambleberry Cottage http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/
French Country Cottage http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/
The Charm of Home http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/
While He Was Napping http://whilehewasnapping.blogspot.com/
Funky Junk Interiors http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/
Under the Table and Dreaming http://www.bystephanielynn.com/