Saturday, August 20, 2011

Update Cloche Fix

After making one of the Cheese Dome Cloches, I quickly realized that it needed a wider base because of the weight of the glass dome on top.  It is REALLY heavy glass!

I went to Michael's and bought a small wooden placque for $.99 and glued it to the base with Gorilla Glue, then spray painted it once more.

Now it is MUCH better!  So don't be afraid to add a placque base to your candlestick if it isn't wide enough!  A quick fix that worked just fine!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Cheese Dome Cloche

After seeing the beautiful cloches made out of cheese domes months ago, I decided it was time to make one of my own.  I'm really happy with the way it turned out!  I may look for a bigger base to glue on the bottom to make it a little more sturdy.  The glass dome is really heavy!
 I got the cheese dome at goodwill for $1.99 and the candlestick from the thrift store for $.99.  Luckily the candle cap unscrewed right out so I didn't have to deal with any sawing! I sprayed them with ORB spray paint and let them dry overnight, due to our horrible rain and humidity we have here in Florida right now.  Then glued both pieces together with Gorilla Glue.  
I filled it with the bird's nest I found a few months ago, from an old tree that my husband took down in our back yard.  After the yard waste men took the branches, this was left behind!  So cute!  I just need to find some eggs now to put inside.  Soon I will decorate it with halloween goodies!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Back to School!

It is back to school time here in Florida!  The peace and quiet is lovely, but I do miss the noise as well.  Finally no TV blaring in the background 24/7!  haha 
Here is Ryan at his desk - his First Day of 1st Grade!

Traditionally with all of the kids, we get their picture by the front door. 

Alivia starting her first day of 8th Grade!

And here we are at the bus stop.  Billabong shirt, Volcom backpack, Vans shoes and a Lil Wayne bracelet.  Oh the fashion!!  lol  They were both SO excited to start back!