Thursday, July 15, 2010

Cheese Cloche Redo

Cheese Cloche & A Candle Holder....

I have seen so many different ideas using both the cheese cloche & a candle holder/base. My favorite redo is over at House of Hepworths but there are so many different styles and ways to do this project the possibilites are endless! 

It took me awhile to find these two items, searching high and low between good will and garage sales I finally came across two that I like!

I found the cheese cloche at a local garage sale for $1! And the candle base I found at an antique expo for $5. The cheese cloche was in very good shape, so I didn't even have to prep or prime it. I used E6000 glue (this stuff is amazing!) and glued the two together. Then I added a couple coats of spray paint... and here is my finished product.....

As I mentioned, there are so many different ideas out there for these, and all of them are truly amazing. It is rewarding to see how two simple household items can pair together for this great project! I chose to put lemons in my dome, but a lot of women have used an assortment of things... ranging from fruit, cheese, brownies, cupcakes, candy, to even a bird's nest with robin eggs. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Monday, July 5, 2010

Red, White & Blue

4th of July Wreath

I made this wreath last minute over the weekend. This year has gone by so fast I can't believe the 4th came so quickly, and I almost forgot to make something in celebration!

This project took a little bit of time, but it was VERY easy to make! Below are the materials I used... 
- Any fabric
- Wreath

I cut the fabric into strips about two inches wide and eight inches long. (I got a 1/2 yard cut of each fabric and that was perfect!) I alternated the colored strips and just tied them in knots around the wreath. I did not use any adhesive or glue, it was not needed. Once you have completed tying the fabric around the whole wreath you can move the knots (since they aren't glued) and make a pattern alternating them. 

Ta da! This project could be used for ANY celebration, just use your choice of fabric! 

Hope everyone had a safe holiday! Cheers!