Hope you all are off to a good week!
The summer sure is flying by, and with working in the yard, playing on our lake, and other fun things, it's been hard for me to get motivated to write a blog post!
And I apologize that I've not been visiting much lately either!
So today since it's raining, I thought it would be a good time for me to finally sit down and write:)
I love glass cloches of any type, don't you?
So when I spot those vintage cheese domes and their bases while out thrifting, I usually swoop them up.
(Actually my hubby picked this up for me, he's my very own personal "picker"!)
While they can often be boring as is, with a little paint and embellishing, they can go from drab to fab!
This cutie is my latest transformation, and I had so much fun making it!
I painted the wood base a pretty pale pink chalk paint. I distressed it just a tiny bit to give it what I like to refer to as "that aged over time look that is so appealing".
I then created a sweet tag by using one of my all time favorite images, this gorgeous French bird graphic from the Graphics Fairy.
After mounting it on heavy chipboard, I just had to add some glittery fun!!
To the inside of the cloche I tucked one of my faux bird's nests, which I fashioned from Spanish moss and green moss from the craft store, and even a few little twigs and leaves gathered from our yard.
Nestled inside the nest are four adorable little pink bird eggs, which I created from polymer clay and oven baked. I even added brown speckles, to make them look more realistic.
(you have seen real pink eggs before, haven't you?)
Oh, I almost forgot to mention that I tied to the handle a pretty pink bow of crinkly vintage seam binding.
I've placed this cutie in my Etsy shop. Now I just need to find more cloches to transform!
Have a great week!