Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Cheese Dome Gets a (Spring) Makeover

When I started reading all kinds of crafty and decorating blogs, I noticed a recurring element....these little trays with cute glass domes covering them, filled with all kinds of different goodies.  Evidently, one of these is called a "cloche."  I had no idea what a cloche was, and why you would need one (other than to decorate with!) until I saw someone else call it a cheese dome.  Now that made a little more sense, although I'm from the country, and we just slice the cheese (I first typed "cut the cheese" but I know that phrase might give some of you...who are most likely from the country also... the giggles and distract your focus from the rest of this post....) and put it on a regular old plate....but I digress.
Clearly, a cloche/cheese dome was a much needed decorating accessory and it went on my list of things to "hunt for."  I finally found one at one of my favorite local thrifts for around $3.  Score!  Here's what it looked like when I bought it...


And a few coats of spray paint later (shhh....don't tell, but it still needs a few more coats), here it is....


Since as of this morning I still had not done any spring decorating, I decided to give the cloche a little spring makeover.  I used some spanish moss I had gotten at the dollar store...

I didn't realize how messy this stuff is!

...formed it into a little nest, and put a few eggs inside.  I have seen soooo many great tips on how to make cute eggs, but confession:  I cheated and bought these at Christmas Tree Hill.

You can definitely see how this needs more paint!

I really want to find a cute little birdie to put inside, but just haven't had time....lots going on around here lately!  Here's some more pictures of the finished product...for now it's home is the coffee table in the living room, but we'll see how long it lasts there, since it tends to be more of a "kid zone."


I realize this shot is more of the table, but I love my table!  More on that someday.


I'm loving my cheese dome/cloche and I'm excited that it can be changed for any season!



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Thank you so much to Someday Crafts for featuring this project!!


24 comments:

Allison said...

How cute! I love that little nest, and such a sweet decorative piece for three bucks!

Heather said...

That is very cute! I saw a couple of these at the thrift store, going back today to get them. It's half price day! Nice job!

Terri said...

Very cute!!! I'm spring decorating today also!

Jen said...

SUPER CUTE! I also love your table ~ I'm crossing my fingers and designing the homemade coffee table that I want from wood that was torn off the house from the addition. Can't wait to see the post about your table! :-)

Meri said...

It looks great!! If you decide that you don't like the brown or want to jazz it up for spring, try a bright color, like aqua or green. Very pretty, and your coffee table is TDF!!!

Nicole said...

Love it! Your little nest is so cute! That would be awesome if you linked up!!

Nicole said...

Thanks for linking!!! :)

Songbirdtiff said...

I have one almost identical, filled with a nest and robin's eggs. Good taste! :)

Brandy and Fam said...

I love this project and your blog. I'm your newest follower and I definitely need to start keep my eyes open for a cloche so I can decorate it like this!

Kathy@DandelionsandDustBunnies said...

I found one this week too for $3.00. I am still trying to find a pedestal base that would work though. But I think I'll paint mine white. Love it. Can't wait to start decorating with mine too.

Vicki said...

I just love cloches and apothecary jars. I have bunnies in mine this year. So much fun!

Sarah @ Simply Sarah Style said...

Adorable. I'm going to try this with the one I have. Thanks for sharing a wonderful spring idea!

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

Simple and cute. I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button.

Judy said...

I really love this. I am all about the bird's nest and eggs right now. What a wonderful spring idea. I am your latest follower. I would love for you to come and check out my blog and follow me back at www.diybydesign.blogspot.com. Thanks so much.

Humble Homemaker said...

What a bargain! I can't believe you found it for 3 bucks. I really want one of these too but can't seem to find them anywhere. A really cute project. Thanks for sharing at Humble Homemaking. I am your newest follower!
Humble Homemaking

Sonya Chisenhall said...

i need to show you what i can do with that old pepsi box that you picked up a while back

Jen said...

Great idea, love how it turned out. I'm your newest follower, hope you'll come check me out at www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

Chris and Hannah said...

My grandma used to make these little scenes under the cheese domes. I think your mom has a school themed one she made. Very nice. Hannah

Jenn said...

Thrifty and has a wonderful simplicity to it, I love it. Great job!

Christine said...

I absolutely love it!! I want to make one...I will post a picture if I do :) I am now following you, would love a follow back!

krazycraftylady.blogspot.com

Green Door Girl said...

super cute, I just shared on my facebook page! :)

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

I love these! They are so fun.

xoxo

Nicole said...

Holy cow. Okay. I saw this post earlier and loved it. I even started following you. Then, as I was avoiding homework, I decided to make a little nest for the birdies that I have and put it in my DIY cloche. The spanish moss was already in my crafty supplies, so I pulled it out and went to work.

I just spent almost 30 minutes rummaging through blogs because I couldn't remember for the life of me where I found this great idea!!

Whew. Thank goodness I found you again. I can sleep well tonight. :)

Ps. The birdies look SO cute in their new nest. :)

Angela said...

Ahhh...so it's called a 'cloche'! LOL! Now I need to figure out how to properly pronounce that;)

I found one of these a couple mths back at Goodwill {4.99}. It had an ugly metal plate on bottom, topping the glass plate. I threw that out, washed it up & displayed a loaf of fake bread on it. It looks pretty cute. I have it pictured on my blog here http://callherblessed-angela.blogspot.com/2011/04/decorating-for-spring-dining-room.html

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