Make a faux terrarium out of a thrift store clock case….

Day 3!!! Are you feeling inspired for Spring? I am so happy to bring a bit of spring indoors because we are getting blizzarded on like crazy!
 I had a few more butterflies left and a dome clock I found at Goodwill a while ago so I hunted my yard for a stick and tackled a project I’ve been thinking about for a while.
 I wanted to show you how to turn one of these
 into one of these:
I see these all of the time at the thrift stores and they are so cheap. So much cheaper than a regular cloche. In fact, his is how much I paid for this one.
I removed the glass from the top. The clock was attached to the base, so I ended up staining a round  craft base to use instead. 
 I hot glued moss right to the base.
 I couldn’t find a stick that was exactly right, so I glued a bunch together to get the shape I wanted and glued that to the base as well.
 Then I started to hit glue on all of the little embellishments and bits and pieces, like different kinds of moss and grapevine pieces. And because my kids are the way they are, we happened to have a few random rocks floating around in drawers that I could add.
 Once I had everything glued on the way I wanted it, I added a little French word card and put the dome back on.
 I love how it looks.
 It brings in just that right touch of spring!!!
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    Oh Jennifer, this looks wonderful!! Love the butterflies!! You and I are thinking along the same lines, but my project is 1/12th the size!!. Please go take a look and see my post yesterday. I have been using the dome end of test tubes to make tiny nature inspired cloches!!. I haven’t seen one of the anniversary clocks for a while at the thrift store but will have to keep an eye out for one to make in full size. Now, I need to find some butter fly images to scale down for my tiny ones…..ha. Please ignore the pics of me, I just wasn’t stylin’ yesterday for sure ;).

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