Turn A Broken Wine Glass Into A Fairy Garden Cloche
Hello there. How was your weekend? We didn’t do too much, but I did get to make another 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 and these “oh so elegant” wine glass stem planters. So it was time to do something with the goblet. Okay, before we get to the tutorial, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram. And don’t forget to subscribe so you’ll never miss a post!
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 😉
How to Turn a Broken Wine Glass Into a Cloche
I didn’t have any pretty trinkets or doorknobs. Well, I do, I just can’t seem to find them UGH!! They’re probably hiding behind all those broken wine glass bits 😉 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 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 adding some fairy bits 😀
Adding Fairy Bits Inside
What you put inside the wine glass is entirely up to you. You can make a teeny, tiny fairy beach or a secret garden. You can even add these adorable miniature sock gnomes or a grandfather clock if your wine glass is tall enough. For this little one, I decided to create a miniature version of the signpost in “Alice in Wonderland”. I used florist foam and reindeer moss to create a small hillock, and the signpost is made from ice cream sticks and a skewer.
And no fairy garden would be complete without a few magic mushrooms.
Making The Magic Fairy Mushrooms
These are so much fun to make. All you need are a few thumbtacks, a hot glue gun, red and white paint and a pin.
Grab some cardboard or foam and press the thumbtacks 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; the 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.
If you don’t have any thumbtacks, you can use toothpicks to make the mushrooms. This tutorial will show you how.
There’s soooo mushroom in the fairy garden cloche 😉
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?
And if you break two? Well, then they can be turned into this gorgeous Prince of Persia Sands of Time hourglass or this dreamy fairy light 😉
If you like the idea of repurposing a broken wine glass into a fairy garden cloche, don’t forget to pin it for later.
Don’t have any broken wine glasses? No problem, I’ve got you covered Disclosure: If you click on the links below, we may receive a commission from Amazon. But don’t worry it won’t come out of your pocket, and it helps us buy new wine glasses for our next party 😉
Here’s wishing you a beautiful crafty week, and may your wine glass never be empty and your heart always be full.
56 thoughts on “Turn A Broken Wine Glass Into A Fairy Garden Cloche”
I allowed myself to link you to my mushroom dome page because I love your work. I hope you authorize me. Thank you in advance and do not hesitate to go to see my page and leave your opinion, it would make me very happy! Here is the link:
See you soon and good creations!
That’s no problem at all, thank you and I really enjoyed seeing all the other fairy garden cloche ideas you shared too
Michelle, this is just too adorable!! What a fun repurpose of the wine glass!!
Thank you so much Keri 😀
Well now, if this doesn’t give me a serious case of DIY AND wanderlust, I don’t know what would. So clever and gorgeous! I want to be in that little scene…
I’m featuring this project this weekend on DIY Salvaged Junk Projects. Thanks for linking up! 🙂
Awww Donna, thanks so much. You made my weekend ?
I don’t even know what to say!!! BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wanted to pick this as my feature for Waste Not Wednesday but Sam beat me to it. You will be her feature but there was a fight for ya 🙂
LOL Deborah ? thanks sooooo much for that. Love the Waste Not Wednesday link party.
I knew this was yours, Michelle as soon as I saw it posted at our Talk of the Town Party. Another totally adorable fairy garden made by you! My cloche needs something like this and my hot glue gun is starting to collect dust. Pinned and sharing
? Blow that dust of your glue gun my friend coz you’re going to have so much fun making little mushrooms
This is amazing, you are really creative. This fairy garden cloche is so good with cute mushrooms.
Dhanyavaad my friend, I really appreciate that
Brilliant. I have a share going out tomorrow on my FB page. Found you over at Sweet Inspirations.
Thanks so much Michele ?
Michelle, whenever I click on your blog I feel like entering a fairy tale!
This was no exception! Fantastic DIY – so sweet – it tickles the soul!
Thank you so much for inspiring us!
Thank you Maya, that means a lot coming from you ? I adore all the things you make
This is just brilliant, so sweet. I would have never thought to make something so sweet, what a great save!
Thank you Julie ?
That’s an amazing re-use of an otherwise useless broken item. Amazing!! You have such a talent for this!!
Thanks so much Claire ?
Oh my, what a cute idea 🙂 so crafty and creative of you! This would look great in any little girls bedroom hehe x
That’s where this one is headed, my daughter’s room ?
Michelle, you constantly amaze me with your creativity! When I first saw this I thought it was your feature in the link party, and I thought, “how come I didn’t see that!!??” To answer your question, I don’t hang onto broken wine glasses, I just toss them, but from now on, I think I need to save them! This is such a cute project! Love the mushrooms & how you created everything. The signpost is darling!
? Thank you Florence ? Save those broken wine glasses my friend, there’s so much you can do with them
This reminds me of the Enid Blyton books and how I always want to do such crafts and do magic with unwanted items. I like how it looked and am happy to see something fun again!
I loved reading Enid Blyton too ? Glad you like the little fairy garden Tiffany
Omg… this is so cute and very creative. You just woke up my inner self to pursue these kinds of magical creations.
? Oh yay, I’m so glad that magical inner self of yours is tempted Calleigh
Oh, my Michelle, This broken wine glass fairy garden looks really creative and cute. Perfect for my tiny garden. I really like it.
? Thanks so much Angela ? I’m happy you like it
This is so sweet! I never get tired of your endless creativity!
Thank you Natalie ?
This is sooo cute! I love the mushrooms, but the sign is my favorite! I love all the magical places you included! My broken wine glasses don’t get upcycled. I should probably attempt some DIY craftiness next time. ?
I hope you do Sam, it’s so satisfying when you can save something from the dump ?
This is perfection! I adore cloches, and this one is brilliant. I have a small terrarium (indoor) that I’ve never really done anything with. I recently thought that I should put a fairy garden in it. Whenever I do, I’m coming here for inspiration. You do the best fairy gardens!
Thanks so much Amy. Indoor terrariums are the best for making fairy gardens and you’ve got that beautiful little daughter of yours who can help too. Have fun
This is such an adorable repurposed Cloche. Ever since we stopped drinking alcohol in our household we literally don’t even have any wine glasses but I did I would have saved them to give this a shot. Needless to say, your creativity is limitless.
? We don’t drink wine either, but we have so many friends who do ? so there’s always a few broken ones lying around somewhere
Really inspiring creativity and resourcefulness! Right down to the signs, this has wonderful details. Looking at it cheers me up! =)
That’s so good to know Evelyn, thank you ?
What a perfect mini cloche for a fairy garden, it is so adorable Michelle. I love your creativity, I am planning to start the Shoe Planter, you made in a previous posts, this weekend and now I have this beautiful new diy. But I will wait and save a broken wine glass 🙂
Awwww Preet, thank you so much ? You are going to have so much fun making that Leprechaun shoe planter
This is such a good idea and so very creative. It is really adorable!
Thank you Elizabeth ?
Michelle this is absolutely adorable and magical! I love that you added the sign post with destinations in different directions! Your creativity and execution never fail to amaze me! I am imagining these with fairylights at night time!
Adding lights would make it extra special. I think I’ll do that next time. Thanks so much Ithi ?
Gosh, this is too cute! I love a pretty cloche. I’m seeing so many of them lately that means I have to get one too! I just love how enchanting this is.
Thank you. You should come party with us, bring wine and you won’t need to buy one, we can make it ?
Thank you Yuni ?
How adorable Michelle! Very clever way to reuse a broken wine glass, it makes a perfect mini cloche for a fairy garden. I love the different shapes of the little mushrooms. Just too cute!
Those mushrooms are so much fun to make and you can never predict how they’ll turn out. Just like Mother nature intended ?
I do believe you are capable of repurposing or upcycling anything at all. And not just giving it a new life, but giving it an amazing life for the fairies to enjoy! You know what we find pesky you give us a good reason to try, like that glue that I hate so much when it does that thick squiggly line. That’s the reason I’ve always hated using glue guns but I guess now I’ll have to reconsider.
LOL Mary thank you and I’m convinced you can repurpose anything too. I’ve seen what you do with all those basement finds of yours ?
Aw I was waiting for this one! It is so adorable, those mushrooms, Oh my gosh. Only you have the creative mind to DIY fairy mushrooms. The hole cloche is so magical!
I’m so glad you like it Katrin. Using the glue gun to make the magic mushrooms is just so easy and the weird little shapes always make me smile. It’s so unpredicatably right somehow