Thursday, December 29, 2016

Woodland Cloche Ornaments

Hi all! I hope you've all had a wonderful holiday! Both my daughter and my son and his fiance got to be home for Christmas this year, so I was a very happy mom! My son is in the Air Force and this is the first time he's been home for the holidays since he joined almost six years ago. Any of you with family members in the military know what a treat it is to have them home!

I wanted to share this project with you before Christmas, but with everything going on, I just didn't have time. Each year my friends and I have an ornament exchange and this is what I came up with this year. Surprise! The plastic wineglass makes another appearance - this time in a more rustic woodland setting.

I started by gluing half a styrofoam ball to a wood disk, then covering it with moss. I used my thumb to make depressions where I wanted trees and then glued those down using a hot glue gun. I added a small plastic deer (found in the miniatures sections at Hobby Lobby) and a couple of foam mushrooms. Love those little guys!

The dome is a plastic wineglass. I cut the stem down a bit with a hacksaw and then glued an acorn cap over it. I dressed it up with a bit of jute twine and one of Tim Holtz's adorable pine cone charms. To finish the ornament, I glued the glass over the scene using Beacon's Quick Grip glue, then added Tim's Pine Twine around the base to cover the edge. I fashioned a hanger out of copper wire and I was done!

I found the wine glasses at The Dollar Tree, but I've linked to some below that you can get at Amazon. I'm not sure if they are exactly the same, but they look like they should be. I also found wood disks and trees that are approximately what I used. You can find the supplies at Amazon and Simon Says Stamp via the links below.




Thanks so much for stopping by today! I'll be back again in a couple days with a year end round up - always one of my favorite posts!

7 comments:

  1. Beautiful - who would have thought this could be made from a plastic wine glass - Score!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. these are so fab Shelly! You know me and little scenes. LOVE them. ;-)

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  3. Love them Shelly. They are fabulous! Also glad you spent the holidays with your children. Double special to have them all with you especially your son!

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  4. Another 5 star post. You are amazing!!! Have a happy and healthy New Year!

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  5. These look fabulous Shelly! Thanks for sharing all the deets. Happy New Year! Nicola x

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  6. love these Shelly so adorable.

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