Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Seasons Under Glass

When I put my winter "snow globe" together last year I didn't really plan on changing it out for the seasons the way I have. 

Pinterst is a constant source of inspiration and it got me again this summer when I saw this butterfly cloche from Martha Stewart.  And since we have a strong love of butterflies at our house I knew it would be a perfect project to try out.

 For example, we had a Monarch butterfly for Halloween last year....

Butterfly Party  this spring....

And of course checking out the real thing at a butterfly garden is a favorite. 

This brings me back to that butterfly cloche from Martha and why I just had to recreate it.
I had everything I needed for this project so it was easy to put together on the fly.  After gathering up some sticks from the yard and a few of the little one's special rocks I made a stick tee pee held together with hot glue. 

I also used a few pieces of tree bark to lay around the bottom and cover the hole in the middle since my base is an old clock.  I loved this display and was sad to see it go but fall is here and it was time for a change. 

After carefully pulling the butterflies off and before throwing the sticks away I tried out a black bird that we had in our fall/Halloween bin just to see....

Me and my little helper liked him there so I added a pumpkin and left a couple of the rocks and tree bark and called it done.  Now that is what I call an easy fall decoration.

Sharing this post with Young House Love  for the spring pinterst challenge.