Sunday, March 10, 2013

EASTER CLOCHE from SILO HILL FARM

Hello everybody, Danni here from Silo Hill Farm.  We've had some awesome spring-ish weather here at the farm the last couple of days and it's put me in the mood for some Easterness!  Today I'm going to share this Easter Cloche that I made.  It was so easy and you can always add whatever you have inside.


I should start by saying that cloches are abundant at thrift stores, cleverly disguised as cheese covers.  (I finally had to stop buying them because I don't think I'll need more than five, ever!)  Sometimes they come with a base and sometimes not.  In this case, not, but after scrounging around in the same thrift store, I was able to find several things that they fit quite nicely over.  For this project, I settled on a chunky black wooden pedestal that was probably made to hold a candle.  I spray painted it with just some white primer.


I made this awesome little garden arch last Easter.  You can get all of the details on how to make it HERE, but don't be intimidated by it because it really took me all of about 15 minutes to make.
I covered the inside base of the pedestal as well as the base of the arch with this awesome grass that comes in a mat.  You can just draw on the back and cut out whatever shape you want.


It's called Super Moss and I love it because it's easy to work with and it's always green.  This package is over a year old...still green.  You definitely want to use a newspaper or something to cover your work surface because this stuff is about as bad as glitter...it ends up everywhere.


Now that I had my pedestal and arch covered with moss, it was really just a matter of adding the extras.  A couple of small ceramic bunnies, a rock, a mix of faux flowers and some mini eggs from Hobby Lobby.  I wove some of the flowers through the arch and just clipped and stuck others in the cloche.  (Nothing in the cloche is permanently attached because, well, you know me...I'll be taking it all apart for some summery project later on.)




The flowers on the outside, were just two sprigs of faux flowers that I wired together and then attached with 2 little glue dots.  I really love glue dots for this kind of thing because they come off easily and if they take a little of the paint with them, I'll just hit it with some spray primer the next time I have it out. The center daffodil was attached to the 2 sprigs with a glue dot as well.


So there you have it, a pretty little cloche for the Easter holiday because.....hippity, hoppity Easter's on it's way!
            
Hope yours is so very wonderful,


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35 comments:

  1. Oh Danni - this is my favorite thing so far - it's just gorgeous - that little flowered arbor is BEAUTIFUL.
    XOX

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  2. Absolutely beautiful! The best part is you can change it up after Easter. Great job Danni!

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  3. This is adorable Danni! Love the cute little bunnies. Sooo cute! It's been warmer here too, and some of the snow is actually starting to melt. Yay!!

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  4. You just reminded me that I pinned that arch tutorial last year. Love all the pastel cuteness of your cloche! I really must get moving on some Easter decor!

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  5. Just beautiful Danni!!! Oh I love those white rabbits.

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  6. Adorable! I love the little arbor you made!

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  7. This is just beautiful Danni! Your Easter cloche really gets me in the mood to decorate for the season.

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  8. PS: How'd you get that rabbit on the door? Soooo Cute!

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  9. This came out very cute, Danni. How fun for Easter!

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  10. You are making me want to buy a cloche...just so I make this! Love the arch...the bunnies...the eggs. :)

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  11. I love cloches, and yours is adorable! The cheese domes are nearly impossible to find in thrift stores here- I think everyone has caught on to the cloche trick, darn it! :)

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  12. What a cute idea! I've been trying to thing of a cute idea for my Easter mantle, and I think this may be it! :) Where did you get those little bunnies?

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  13. Danni, this is so pretty! I just love cloches and this one just says Spring!

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  14. I really need to find a cloche! I'm a lazy decorator, but small piece I could change with the seasons and holidays would work even for me. Thanks for the inspiration as always!

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  15. So pretty. I saw this at The Rustic Pig where I also just linked up an Easter Cloche. Great minds think alike!

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  16. Those little white hares are so cute playing in the arch. I love the look of the super moss, but you are right about it being able to creep away. Love the softness of the yellow against the white hares.

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  17. Just ADORABLE! Visitng from Make It Pretty Monday.

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  18. This is so sweet, Danni! I love the little arch you made. Hope you have a wonderful week!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  19. This is absolutely adorable! I love the little garden archway and those cute bunnies!!! Thanks for sharing this! =D

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    1. Well thank you very much! (You are a no reply blogger, in case you didn't know, so I'm responding here instead of by email.)

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  20. Danni, this is so adorable...you did such a wonderful job - it's so sweet! Thanks for the fun Spring share! Pinned!!!

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  21. Love your idea for your cloche! The bunnies are so precious and the arch makes a perfect Spring backdrop on the mossy "hill". The addition of the flowers outside the cloche just add to the adorable-ness of it all! So glad I visited!

    DD

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  22. Such an adorable easter decor! I really like those cute little bunnies! Thanks for sharing Danni!

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  23. Your Easter Cloche is so cheerful and upbeat. Loved seeing it. Visiting from Fireflies and Jellybeans.
    Joy

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  24. Just a wonderful Easter Cloche, love it! First time here, newest follower, hope to see you stop by for a visit.

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  25. This is so pretty! Love the arbor and bunnies. I had never thought of using glue dots! Great idea. I'm now following!

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  27. This is so lovely for Easter. How very creative, aren't thrift stores the best? Nothing like a great find to make me happy. Thanks for your kind words Danni, I'm so glad to meet you.
    Leslie (Gwen Moss)

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  28. Hi Danni,
    What a clever Easter decoration, would make a great addition to my Easter tablescape. Thank you for linking up at Fluster's Creative Muster. Hope to see you next week!

    Robin @ Fluster Buster

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  29. So perfectly sweet for the occassion!
    Love this!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  30. That is creative & so cute, thanks for sharing this ! will try & duplicate this for myself! Cindy

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