Hello there. How was your weekend? We didn’t do too much, but I did get to make a new fairy garden cloche from a broken wine glass we had lying around.
Okay it wasn’t really lying around. If it was, our fur babies would either eat it or bury it 😉 The broken wine glass was safely stashed away
somewhere neatly in our craft room.
A few weeks ago, we recycled the stems of the broken wine glasses into these beautiful coconut planters. So it was time to do something with the goblet.
How to Make a Fairy Garden Cloche
To make the fairy garden cloche you’ll need:
- A broken wine glass
- A cork; door knob or pretty trinket
- Glue, we used E6000
- Something for the wine glass to sit on. A small plate, piece of cork or even a mason jar lid would work
- Hand crafted fairy bits
- Ice cream sticks
- Thumbs tacks
- Reindeer Moss
- Florist foam
Before getting into the fairy bits inside let’s make the cloche, shall we. I didn’t have any pretty trinkets or door knobs. Well I do, I just can’t seem to find them UGH!! So I used a cork instead, since I have loads of those and they’re free 😉 I simply cut a small hole at the bottom of the cork so it would fit nicely on top of the broken wine glass, before using a strong all purpose glue to stick it on.
For the base of the fairy garden cloche, I used a large cork. I have no idea where it came from though. To prevent the cloche from slipping and moving, trace the rim of the wine glass onto the cork and glued a piece of string over the pencil marks. If you’re using a mason jar lid or a small plate, you can probably skip this step.
Time to start building up the fairy garden. The fun bit 😀 What you put inside is entirely up to you. For our little garden I used florist foam and reindeer moss to create a small hillock and added a signpost made from ice cream sticks and a skewer.
And no fairy garden would be complete without a few magic mushrooms.
Making The Magic Mushrooms
Theses are so much fun to make. All you need are a few thumb tacks, hot glue gun, red and white paint and a pin.
Grab some cardboard or foam and press the thumb tacks down to hold them upright. Use a glue gun and add dollops of glue on the head of the thumb tack. Try and get the glue to form peaks. You know those ones that always end up turning into long, stringy, gluey, spider webs? That’s what you want. When you’re happy with the mushroom shape give them a coat of paint.
Once the paint has dried, dip a pin head into white craft paint and make dots all over the magic little mushrooms.
Aren’t they just too cute. See what I mean about the peaks of glue. It makes it look so much more fairy-ish.
While I was pretty happy with the whole look, the little cork handle needed something more. Like a flattened bead and a fairy bell perhaps 😉
What do you do when you break a wine glass? Throw it away and pour more wine or make a fairy garden cloche? I’d love to know and don’t forget to share it with your friends and/or save it to Pinterest if you like the idea.
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Here’s wishing you a beautiful crafty week and may your wine glass never be empty and your heart always full.
P.S Need another idea for a wine goblet that’s lost it’s stem? What about this dreamy light.