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.


  1. your pictures are beautiful and i love all the seasonal changes!

  2. What a fabulous idea! Fantastic photos as well.

  3. Love that clock as a base for your cloche! You've got some great decorating ideas here; love all of them.

  4. I love each of your vignettes especially the butterfly!

    Speaking of pumpkins..

    I am having an amazing Giveaway of Plush Pumpkins from Love Feast!
    Art by Karena

  5. Ahh! SO great! My kids would love to do something like that! And I like how you can rotate it out! Thanks for sharing!

  6. That's fun, Londen - I like your Halloweeny-vignette!!!

  7. I stumbled upon your blog and saw this post... great ideas! I did a post on cloches in the spring. I'm happy to find new ways to be creative with them! love the snow globe effect, will definitely be trying that out!

  8. Darling! I love it against your chalkboard wall and with your zinnias.

  9. What a great idea although I'm so deer crazy right now I probably wouldn't take them out.

  10. Love how you decorate for the holidays. I'm an interior design and interior painting professional in Boston, always looking for new design ideas. Thanks for sharing. :)