Marti at A Stroll Thru Life is having another one of her fun cloche parties on Febuary 19th. I have been working on a few projects to get ready for the party. You are only going to get a peek at things though. For the full, completed projects you'll have to come back then!!
This Fall Target actually had 75% off of their dollar section. So I scored the little blue bird for 25 cents. It wasn't the color I was looking for though. So, I sprayed it a creamy white and then added a glaze and then painted a few areas (such as the eyes) with some brown craft paint.
I found this little urn at Goodwill for 99 cents. It looked like it would be the perfect size for my mini cloche. When I got it home it was the right size! But there were a couple of problems. I didn't care for the gold band around the top and I needed it to have a solid top for displaying things.
I cut a heavy piece of cardboard to fit the top and attached it with apoxy (E-6000). I then spray painted the whole thing, glazed it and painted bits of it.
Now it's nice and rustic, just how I like it!
I ripped off from was inspired by Chelsea, at one of my favorite blogs Room To Inspire. I bought a wood plaque from the craft store and painted it black. I then attached it to a clearance candlestick with apoxy. Who knew making a pedestal could be so easy?!
I also made these tags to attach (just like Chelsea!). Sorry for the dark photos.
These tags were not easy for me to make. It was the first time I've stamped tags and I had a hard time centering things. I think I'll go back to using scrapbook supplies!
For all my Valentine projects this year my goal has been to "use what you have". So I took some styrofoam and cut out these hearts.
Next I covered them with spackle using a popsicle stick.
Placed a cooking skewer in the bottom and painted them out.
They are so cute in my apothecary jars. Wait till you see the whole picture on the 19th! The red heart is naughty and the pink heart is nice, lol!
I found this little cherub at the dollar store.
I wanted it to look like something that was discoved on an archeological dig. Now some of you are probably wondering why I would ruin this perfectly cute cherub, but it will all make sense at the cloche party (I hope!).
I found this plate at Goodwill. I think I paid about 50 cents for it.
The detailing is really nice.
It fit the bottom of one of my cloche perfectly.
I added this candlestick that I already had when I noticed how well the color of the candle stick matched the color of the metal on the cloche. I haven't used apoxy on it yet because I'm not 100% sure I want to keep it this way.
So you can see I've had a lot of little projects keeping me busy. I'm very excited for the cloche party on the 19th. Please join in, I'd love to see your projects too!