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.
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?
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Here’s wishing you a beautiful crafty week, and may your wine glass never be empty and your heart always be full.